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Capt. Dwight Howell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District
Capt. Dwight Howell
12/16/2015 2:15:00 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Motor Vessel Charlie G is locked through Lock and Dam 2, near Hastings, Minnesota, Dec. 3, 2015. The vessel is the last tow to head south for the 2015 navigation season.
Motor Vessel Charlie G
12/4/2015 2:02:00 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Motor Vessel Charlie G is locked through Lock and Dam 2, near Hastings, Minnesota, Dec. 3. The vessel is the last tow to head south for the 2015 navigation season.
Last tow leaves St. Paul
12/4/2015 11:23:00 AM
The Lake Winnibigoshish Recreation Area is situated at the outlet of Lake Winnibigoshish, located about 14 miles northwest of Deer River, Minn. The lake is 67,000 acres in size and has 141 miles of shoreline. It was formed by a huge ice block left behind by a receding glacier. 

Area forests contain towering red pine, which are home to an abundant assortment of animals including bald eagles, porcupines, black bears, chipmunks and many others. Seasonal berries that decorate the forest floor include blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Spectacular sunsets can be viewed from the dam structure as you look west out over the reservoir. 

The well maintained, clean recreation area offers camping, boating, picnicking, fishing and playground areas. The camp sites are located east of the Mississippi River and Winnibigoshish Dam. A majority of the camp sites are available for reservation. Some have access to electricity. There is also a camp site and rest room accessible to those who are mobility impaired. 

Lake Winnibigoshish is one of the premier walleye, perch and musky lakes in the state. Fishing is allowed from the shoreline, as well as from boats. There is one boat ramp that leads into the Mississippi River for a cool and relaxing day.
Lake Winnibigoshish Recreation Area
11/10/2015 1:53:00 PM
The Lake Winnibigoshish Recreation Area is situated at the outlet of Lake Winnibigoshish, located about 14 miles northwest of Deer River, Minn. The lake is 67,000 acres in size and has 141 miles of shoreline. It was formed by a huge ice block left behind by a receding glacier. 

Area forests contain towering red pine, which are home to an abundant assortment of animals including bald eagles, porcupines, black bears, chipmunks and many others. Seasonal berries that decorate the forest floor include blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Spectacular sunsets can be viewed from the dam structure as you look west out over the reservoir. 

The well maintained, clean recreation area offers camping, boating, picnicking, fishing and playground areas. The camp sites are located east of the Mississippi River and Winnibigoshish Dam. A majority of the camp sites are available for reservation. Some have access to electricity. There is also a camp site and rest room accessible to those who are mobility impaired. 

Lake Winnibigoshish is one of the premier walleye, perch and musky lakes in the state. Fishing is allowed from the shoreline, as well as from boats. There is one boat ramp that leads into the Mississippi River for a cool and relaxing day.
Lake Winnibigoshish Recreation Area
11/10/2015 1:53:00 PM
The Sandy Lake Recreation Area is situated at the outlet of Big Sandy Lake, about 120 miles north of Minneapolis. It is located on the canoe route that linked Lake Superior and the Mississippi River. When the dam was built in 1859, it included a lock to pass boat traffic through. This was the farthest north a lock had been built. Today, the lock house has been renovated to display interpretive exhibits and artifacts. 

The well maintained and clean recreation area offers boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, interpretive programs and playground areas. There are both camp and tent sites. About half of the camping sites are located near the shoreline of Big Sandy Lake and Sandy River, which gives campers easy access to the water. The designated beach located on Big Sandy Lake shoreline is a great place to relax and escape the scorching heat. 

Three boat ramps are placed around the lake to give access to the river and lake. The fishing sites are isolated from the camp sites so that there is an increased chance of catching fish due to less noise. It also provides a beautiful view of the lake. 

There is also a trail on the opposite side of the dam from the camp sites. This trail provides a bit of isolation and release from the hectic lifestyle.
Sandy Lake Recreation Area
11/10/2015 12:14:00 PM
The Sandy Lake Recreation Area is situated at the outlet of Big Sandy Lake, about 120 miles north of Minneapolis. It is located on the canoe route that linked Lake Superior and the Mississippi River. When the dam was built in 1859, it included a lock to pass boat traffic through. This was the farthest north a lock had been built. Today, the lock house has been renovated to display interpretive exhibits and artifacts. 

The well maintained and clean recreation area offers boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, interpretive programs and playground areas. There are both camp and tent sites. About half of the camping sites are located near the shoreline of Big Sandy Lake and Sandy River, which gives campers easy access to the water. The designated beach located on Big Sandy Lake shoreline is a great place to relax and escape the scorching heat. 

Three boat ramps are placed around the lake to give access to the river and lake. The fishing sites are isolated from the camp sites so that there is an increased chance of catching fish due to less noise. It also provides a beautiful view of the lake. 

There is also a trail on the opposite side of the dam from the camp sites. This trail provides a bit of isolation and release from the hectic lifestyle.
Sandy Lake Recreation Area
11/10/2015 12:14:00 PM
The Sandy Lake Recreation Area is situated at the outlet of Big Sandy Lake, about 120 miles north of Minneapolis. It is located on the canoe route that linked Lake Superior and the Mississippi River. When the dam was built in 1859, it included a lock to pass boat traffic through. This was the farthest north a lock had been built. Today, the lock house has been renovated to display interpretive exhibits and artifacts. 

The well maintained and clean recreation area offers boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, interpretive programs and playground areas. There are both camp and tent sites. About half of the camping sites are located near the shoreline of Big Sandy Lake and Sandy River, which gives campers easy access to the water. The designated beach located on Big Sandy Lake shoreline is a great place to relax and escape the scorching heat. 

Three boat ramps are placed around the lake to give access to the river and lake. The fishing sites are isolated from the camp sites so that there is an increased chance of catching fish due to less noise. It also provides a beautiful view of the lake. 

There is also a trail on the opposite side of the dam from the camp sites. This trail provides a bit of isolation and release from the hectic lifestyle.
Sandy Lake Recreation Area
11/10/2015 12:13:00 PM
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