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

Horseshoe Lake - Merrifield, MN

We had a wonderful turnout for the annual kids fishing contest.

Headlines / News on Horseshoe Lake, Merrifield MN:

HLPOA Annual Agenda 08-06-22

Annual Meeting Saturday August 6th

8-830a Social time.

Meeting starts at 830am sharp

Its that time  again for our annual membership drive for our HLPOA .  To pay current dues please mail check for $60 or pay through PayPal. See links at the bottom of the page.

Mail to:

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

FYI-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 phone 218-368-9205

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


The HLPOA is looking to update its membership addresses for the newsletter mailings and the membership information mailings. Membership information will ONLY be used internally. It will not be distributed, sold etc. To update your information, please send an email to: or


Welcome to Horseshoe Lake, Merrifield MN

 Ice Out History

  • 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

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).