2018 News

Fall 2018 Newsletter

posted October 15, 2018
Take a look at what happened around the lake and with the Friends of Lower Hay Lake Association over the summer in our Fall 2018 Newsletter!

Lower Hay Inspections of Swim Rafts & Water Structures

posted July 31, 2018

During the month of August, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Boat and Water Division will systematically go through all the lakes of the Whitefish Chain to see that the rules for anchored, floating platforms and buoys (in the lake from sunset to sunrise) are being observed.  THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE DOCKS.

Homeowners will be notified if their structure is not compliant with the rules.


"Each structure or navigational buoy placed pursuant to such permit shall have the permit number painted on it and shall have attached either a light visible in all directions, or sufficient reflectorized material so as to reflect light from all directions, which material shall retain 80 percent of its dry weather reflective signal strength when submerged in water."


If you need to apply for a permit, you can do so online by clicking hereThe permit is good for two years.


For more information or to ask specific questions, please contact Crow Wing County Sheriff Boat and Water Division at 218-829-4749 or visit their website.

FOLH Joins Whitefish Chain Yacht Club

posted June 1, 2018
Friends of Lower Hay is now a member of the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club.  
For information on the WCYC - visit www.wcyc.info

FOLH Donates to U of M

posted May 14, 2018
Friends of Lower Hay is a proud donor to the University of Minnesota's Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center.  
For information on the MAISRC - visit www.maisrc.umn.edu

2018 'Ice Off' Date - 5/4/18

posted May 7, 2018
The ice is officially off Lower Hay Lake! 

Weather Conditions Website Updated

posted January 8, 2018

You may have noticed the weather data site has not been reflecting the most current weather conditions in the last month or so.  Recording equipment had to be take offline for repair - but is now back up an running!  Click here to be taken directly to the site to check out the most current weather data.  The link to the weather site can also be found on our "Weather" page.   

Donate to Friends of Lower Hay while you shop on Amazon!

posted December 18, 2017 (edited January 2, 2018)

Did you know that shopping on Amazon could benefit The Friends of Lower Hay Lake Association through the AmazonSmile website?!

AmazonSmile is an automatic way for you to support FOLH every time you shop – at no cost to you!  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

Click HERE to go to the direct FOLH smile.amazon.com page – you can use your existing Amazon account login.  On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you’ll need to select The Friends of Lower Hay Lake Association as your charitable organization to receive donations before you start shopping.  Type in “Friends of Lower Hay Lake” in the organization search bar and click “search.”  Click on the yellow “select” button to pick FOLH as your charitable organization.  AmazonSmile will remember the organization for future purchases. 

In order for donations to be sent to Friends of Lower Hay, you must be on the specific smile.amazon.com Friends of Lower Hay Page (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3067631).  Purchases made through the regular amazon.com site are not eligible. 

Be sure to bookmark this page to make it even easier for you to shop and donate at the same time!

***Please note: donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.

For more information visit About AmazonSmile