Summer is here and we are only a few weeks away from our annual 4th of July boat parade! This year, in addition to the traditional “Patriotic” theme, our theme will be “Music”! Think of your favorite song, band or genre and decorate your boat! Got any Prince fans out there? How about a Yellow Submarine? Plan ahead with your family or neighbors to join in with this fun holiday event.
The parade starts at 2:00pm at the public landing area and will last about 1 hour. For those not participating cheer on the parade from your docks! Prizes will be awarded at the Lake Sarah summer picnic sponsored by LSIA on Sunday July 23rd.
29th Annual Lake Sarah Summer Picnic Sunday, July 23, 2017
Our annual summer picnic sponsored by LSIA will be held on Sunday July 23rd at Jorgensen’s Park on Shady Beach Circle from 2-5pm. It is a fun family event and a wonderful opportunity to meet some lake neighbors! This year we will be serving fried chicken! Yum! Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice. This year we will once again have a jump house for the kids, the ever popular “Kube” tournament, yard games and entertainment by the “Swing Sisters Band” ! To make this event successful we need a number of volunteers during the event to lend a helping hand. If you can help pleaseemail Anne Horn.
LSIA Board Members!
New board members will be nominated and elected at the July 23rd annual summer picnic and meeting. We have a number of upcoming vacancies! If you share a love for improving the quality of Lake Sarah and enjoy meeting some new neighbors please consider joining the board. We have around 5 board meetings a year in addition to the 3 general membership meetings. It’s a wonderful opportunity to help our lake community in many ways and meet some great people! If you are interested please contact or email Anne Horn ASAP
4th Annual lake Sarah Bass Tournament!
Tournament runs from 10am- 1pm on July 23, 2016 (prior to the start of the picnic) with Start and End (Weigh in) at Joe Slavec’s Dock.
Payouts: Largest Bass (Gift Card of $100 to Menards from Joe Slavec at Mpls Garage) and Top 2 – 5 Bag Limits (Dependent on Participation)
Persons under the age of 16 must fish with a parent or guardian. Persons under age of 18 are required to have parent or guardian also sign entry form.
High winds, 1.45" of rain and hail in 20 minutes on the morning of Sunday June 11 resulted in widespread damage in our area with many tree limbs down and some reported power and cable outages. Below are photos of some of the damage to boat lifts and trees around lake Sarah's shoreline courtesy of Mike Peterson. Thanks Mike!
(*RIP Adam West)
The most recent surface water level reading was 979.61' (east bay) on June 21, 2017
This can be compared to the initial reading this season of 979.07 on 4/1/17 and the final reading last fall on December 6, 2016 of 979.65' and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'. Thank you to Cindy Keating (west bay) and Fred Lang (east bay) who continue to volunteer their time to monitor our lakes’ water levels for the MN DNR, LSIA, and our website for yet another year!
More information and historical data on water levels canbe found on the Water Levels page of this website
Another nice walleye caught!
This dandy 16" walleye was caught by Jeff Knopik's son-in-law Sam on June 9, 2017.
Location and bait used is a family secret LOL.
Thanks for sending the photo Jeff!
This healthy 18" walleye caught on lake Sarah on Saturday June 3, 2017 by Ben Evjen. (really nice crappie too Ben!)
More evidence of the success of our walleye stocking program. To learn more about our program or the donate to our stocking fund please visit the Walleye Stocking page on this website.
If you catch a walleye on Sarah please email us a photo and the date - just click this link to email Brad.
Many of the questions emailed to this site regard illegal or inconsiderate snowmobile, atv, boat or pwc operation or fishing/hunting violation questions. To report illegal vehicular activity you should contactHennepin County Sheriff Water Patrol (612)596-9880, or West Hennepin Public Safety (763)479-0500, The Water Patrol will not issue a citation for offenses they do not witness. They may issue a citation if the witness agrees sign the complaint (much like a citizens arrest). If you plan on filing charges against an individual you should make note of the date, time, vehicle description and license number, identity or good description of the operator. A side note; If the offender wishes to appear in court you may be required to appear as witness / accuser. To report hunting or fishing violations call DNR area Conservation Officer Officer Name: Brent Grewe Phone: (763) 205-6014, DNR Enforcement (651)582-1502, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the 2015-16 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2016 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2016 MN Fishing Regulations , in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (.pdf).
Lake Sarah (MN DNR #27-0191) is located in sections 1 and 2, township 118, range 24; and in sections 34 and 35, township 119, range 24, Hennepin County, Minnesota. GPS 45°4'19"N 93°41'24"W surrounded by the Minnesota cities of Independence, Greenfield, Loretto, Medina, and Rockford. Click here to view a Google hybrid map of lake Sarah. Suggestions for content and services to be provided by this site are always welcome!E-mail this websitewith your feedback, suggestions, comments or ideas.