Horseshoe Lake - Merrifield, MN

Drone Photos courtesy of Justin Peterson

Horseshoe Lake - Merrifield, MN

Drone Photos courtesy of Justin Peterson

Horseshoe Lake - Merrifield, MN

Drone Photos courtesy of Justin Peterson

Headlines / News on Horseshoe Lake, Merrifield MN:

Meeting Dates

2024 HLPOA Board Meetings Schedule

Start time 8:30am Saturdays
Mission Township Hall

  • Sat May 4
  • Sat June 1
  • Thurs. June 27
  • Sat. August 3 Annual Meeting
  • Thurs. August 8
  • Sat. September 14

Mission Township meetings

2nd Monday of each month 7pm start

Important Dates:

  • Transfer Station open 9am-3pm. 1st Saturday in April thru last Saturday in October (April1st – October 28th).
  • “Welcome to Summer” Parade Root beer Floats (Mission Park Drive | Tentative date June 17 th , 2023)
  • HLPOA Boat Parade July 4th
  • HLPOA Annual Meeting August 5th, 8:30am
  • Kids Fishing Contest Saturday September 2, 8am
  • HLPOA Potluck Saturday September 2, 11:30a Mission Park Pavilion
  • AIS boat inspections at boat landing mid May — September

Ice Out History

  • Lake re-froze week of March 24th-gone by April 2!
  • 2024–East Basin March 11,West Basin March 13
  • 2023–April 30-May 1,Both Basins
  • 2022—May 1 East Basin, May 3 West Basin
  • 2021—April 1-3 Both Basins
  • 2020—April 11 East Basin April 12 West Basin
  • 2019—April 21 East Basin April 22 West Basin
  • 2018—May 1 Both basins
  • 2017—April 2-East Basin/April 3-West Basin
  • 2016-March 29-East Basin/March 30-West Basin
  • 2015—April 6-West Basin /April 7-East Basin
  • 2014—April 27
  • 2013—May 11
  • 2012—March 22
  • 2011—April 19
  • 2010—April 1

News on Horseshoe Lake


 Welcome To Horseshoe Lake!


4th of July Boat Parade  12 Noon start

meet in channel prior. 



Enjoy the 4th and be careful on the waters! 



Transfer Station Open 9am-3pm


The Horseshoe Lake Property Owners Association  (HLPOA)

is always looking for volunteers for our annual projects.

If you have an interest please contact:    Some items this board has done over the past 15 years is: -Organized and created funding for dredging the channel between the two bays in 2008-09. -Established AIS monitoring at the boat landing . -Recently stopped the proposed cluster development with B-dirt and Crow Wing County.

Recap of zebra mussels in Horseshoe Lake

One of the county inspectors found a Zebra Mussel on a weed that was attached to a boat leaving the Horseshoe landing. The DNR inspected our lake and he found a Zebra Mussel on the east basin attached to a clam, (they did not find any near the landing) , found another just on the west side of the channel in about 5 feet of water and also on the west side of the west basin attached to a golf ball. DNR said they looked to be 3-5 years old! They also said they will be installing signs at the boat landing stating the lake has invasive species. They mentioned that it is difficult for Zebra Mussels to thrive in our lake because of the lack of substrate such as rocks. Pelican Lake’s infestation has stayed limited, thinks, for the same reason.. DNR is more than willing to answer questions we have, but he cannot do face to face meetings.

We can contact him by phone, email or Zoom:

Tim Plude
Cell: 218-368-9205

Annual Membership Drive

The Horseshoe Lake Property Owners Association’s annual membership drive is August each year.  The board would appreciate everyone to pay August as our fiscal year runs August through July.To pay current dues please mail check for $60 or pay online through PayPal HLPOA Dues page.

Mail to:
Horseshoe Lake Property Owner’s Association
PO Box 86
Merrifield, MN.

Wildlife Gallery

Photos taken around Horseshoe Lake. See some of our wildlife.

2022 Boat Parade

Board Members

To contact board members please email:

HLPOA Officers- 2022-23
Past President— Rob Saunders
President– Michael Lunzer
Vice President— Dan Kittok
Secretary— Judy Deis
Treasurer— Mark McCormick

Board Members page


Show your support for HLPOA by displaying our HLPOA signs.

Each sign is cost $20, with the cost covering the sign and remainder going to the Lake Protection Fund. If interested please email Pam Heller at

HLPOAQ Contact Information

The HLPOA is looking to update its membership addresses for the newsletter distribution (primarily thru email) and the general membership information. Membership information will ONLY be used internally. It will not be distributed, sold etc. To update your information, or inform the board of a sale or new owners in your neighborhood, please contact Judy Deis by email at:


Horseshoe Lake info

Horseshoe Lake (formerly Sandbar) is an 888 acre lake located about 7 miles south of Crosslake, in Crow Wing County.

It is bordered by Highway 3 and Pelican Lake to the west. East Horseshoe Lake Road borders the east, Mission Park Drive to the south, North Horseshoe Lake Road enters from the west (dead-ends) and Pine Cone Lane (also dead-ends) enters from the east to border the north end of the lake.

Huxtable Point nearly divides the lakes in two. It has one public access located on the southeast side near Mission Park. The maximum depth is – approximately 55 feet, with about 59% of the lake averaging 15 feet deep.

A majority of the home and cabin owners are members of the Horseshoe Lake Property Owner’s Association (HLPOA).