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Chairperson: Jeff McKinney

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight and recommendations for the maintenance and upkeep of the three public boat landings
  • To include; parking lots, ramps, piers, boat landing signage, grounds and portable restrooms
  • Provide a yearly evaluation/condition report for the district’s three boat landings
  • Provide recommendations for short term and long-term plans to address needed repairs and improvements
  • Develop improvement plans, specifications, request for proposals and oversee completion of projects, all subject to board approval

Schedule for 2021 Season

  • Redesign, build and install new signage at all three boat landings.

Future improvements being considered

  • Replacement of the boat ramp at the Main Boat Landing on Upper Post Lake
Power loading boats causes damage to launch ramps!

“Power loading”, can cause damage to launch ramps that may not be visible from the surface of the water. “Power loading” is a term used to describe using the motor to load and unload the boat onto and off the trailer. Launch ramps were not designed to sustain the forces generated by today’s larger and more powerful boats or the practice of power loading. Propeller wash creates a significant force that can erode the lakebed and create a large hole at the end of the ramp. Eroded material is often deposited beyond the ramp to create a mound, which can result in a barrier for launching and loading. Boats and equipment can incur damage if the boat or lower unit runs aground on the mound or if the trailer becomes stuck in the hole. In the worse cases, the end of the ramp could collapse, resulting in an unusable launch ramp. In low water conditions the mound created from propeller wash can obstruct launching and loading. The DNR recognizes that some boaters are accustomed to power loading. However, it is preferable that boaters do not race their engines while on the boat ramp. Slightly more than idle speed should be all that is necessary to load and/or unload the boat. The best practice is for boaters to refrain from power loading and use the winch to load and unload their boat.                                                         https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/water_access/powerloading.html

Do Not Power Load Your Boat

The installation of the replacement boat ramp at the Isle of Pines Boat Landing on Lower Post was completed during the first week of June at a total cost of $15,495.00.  The lake district will be receiving a Department of Natural Resources grant of $6,580.67 leaving a cost of  $8,669.99 to the district for this project. Krueger & Stienfest, Inc. of  Antigo  served as the contractor on the project.

Town of Elcho picked up the logs and tree tops off the Lower Post Lake boat landing, Great Job!

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