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Public Meeting:

Held July 25, 2018
East Gull Lake City Hall 
10790 Squaw Point Road 
East Gull Lake, MN 56401



Public meeting audio (link out to the city of East Gull Lake's website)


Gull Lake Road 

Gull Lake Road embankment following emergency repairs in 2017


Gull Lake Dam Road evaluation

The St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is evaluating a request to permanently close the Gull Lake Dam Road, located on the Gull Lake Recreation Area, approximately 10 miles northwest of Brainerd, Minnesota. The road, which is located on Corps property, is licensed and maintained by East Gull Lake Township.


In the fall of 2017, the district completed emergency repairs on the road after finding that the slope between the road and river subsided. During the bank stabilization project, concerns were raised regarding the compatibility of the road with the surrounding recreation mission, protection of cultural resources, and the constraints of a single-lane roadway over the Gull Lake Dam.  In addition, during consultation with tribal representatives regarding the road repair, a request was made that the Corps of Engineers permanently close the section of road due to its proximity to a Native American sacred site.


The St. Paul District is currently evaluating a plan to close the road due to the concerns raised, and is coordinating with East Gull Lake Township and Cass County regarding the potential road closure. Input from the public, stakeholders and tribal nations will be gathered before a decision is made.

Contact us

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
Gull Lake Recreation Area 
10867 East Gull Lake Drive 
Brainerd, MN 56401

Submit your comments:
(comment period ended Aug. 25, 2018)

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