Beltrami County Lakes and Rivers Association



"To promote ecologically sound lake management and the general welfare of lakeshore ownership of Big Bass Lake; To promote sound shore land management, soil-water conservation and pollution prevention and abatement efforts; To engage in educational and scientific activities which promote a public awareness of the lake and the watershed as ecological units."

Updated 2016-05-11

BCLARA Representative

Kyle R. Crocker: kcrocker@paulbunyan.net


Kyle R. Crocker: kcrocker@paulbunyan.net


Jim Knox: jknox@bnicoal.com


Cheryl Palmer: cmoen96@yahoo.com


Jon Knudsen: jonknudsen1011@comcast.net

Steering Committee Members

Kit Christensen: kjchris@paulbunyan.net; 218-759-1576

Ron Porter: rjport@paulbunyan.net; 218-751-0343

Kari Carlson: klwestlund@yahoo.com; 218-444-3883


Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:00–10:50 at the Turtle River Town Hall

Big Bass Lake

BBLA was founded in 1967

Big Bass Lake Statistics:

•Lake ID: 04-0132-02

•Invasive Species: None listed

•TSI (trophic state index; "nutrient richness"; 20=clear; 80=very green): 43 (between June and September 2006 to 2015)

•Average Secchi (clarity) reading (ft): 8.5 (06/25/2012)

•Latitude and Longitude: 47.532303 -95.784847

•Lake Area (acres): 337

•Littoral Area (less than 15 feet in depth; acres): 315

•Water level (ft): 1366.79 (Last reading: 05/13/2015)

•Max. depth (ft): 17

BCLARA serves to coordinate the efforts of all lake, river, and watershed associations in Beltrami County, MN, related to shoreline preservation and restoration, water quality, prevention of aquatic invasive species (AIS), and sustainable uses and development for bodies of water in the county, including: Ahlin, Alaska, Alice, Anderson, Andrusia, Ankeewinsee, Bagley, Bailey, Bakkum, Balif, Balm, Barr, Bass, Baumgartner, Beltrami, Bemidji, Big, Big Bass, Big Rice, Black, Blackduck, Blake, Bog, Boot, Bootleg, Borden, Boston, Braas, Britten, Buck, Bullhead, Burns, Button, Buzzle, Campbell, Carter, Cass, Chain, Cinaman, Clearwater, Cranberry, Crandall, Crane, Crooked, Crookston, Damon, Dark, Deer, Dellwater, Des Moines, Dickens, Dunbar, Dutchman, Emerald, Erick, Erickson, Ess, Fahul, Fairbanks, Fassland, Fawn, Fern, Fessland, Fields, Flenner, Flora, Fox, Frisby, Funk, Funkley, George, Gibibwisher, Gilstad, Gimmer, Glenn, Grace, Graning, Grant, Grass, Grenn, Gull, Gun, Gunner, Gwinn, Hagali, Haggerty, Hanson, Harley, Head, Henson, Holland, Horseshoe, Irving, Island, Iverson, Jackson, Jaurkishi, Johnson, Julia, Kinney, Kitchi, Lamons, Larson, Laxon, Lindgren, Little Bass, Little Boot, Little Buzzle, Little Gilstad, Little Gnat, Little Moose, Little Puposky, Little Rice, Little Sandy, Little Turtle, Long (east), Long (west), Long Slough, Loon, Lost, Lower Red, Manomin, Marcus, Marquette, McCall, McCoy, Meadow, Medicine, Miller, Mina, Miss, Mollison, Moose, Movil, Muskrat, Myrtle, Nebish, Norman, North Twin, Ose, Parks, Perch, Peterson, Pimushe, Pine Island, Plantagenet, Pony, Pony, Popple, Pug Hole, Puposky, Rabideau, Range Line, Rice, Rice Pond, Round, Rush, Sandy, School, Shell, Shemahgun, Silver, Smith, Smyth, South Twin, Steins, Stocking, Stone, Stoner, Strand, Stray Horse, Stump, Sumac, Swamp, Swenson, Sylvia, Ten, Tenmile, Tepee, Three Island, Thunders, Turtle, Turtle River, Twin, Upper Lindgren, Upper Red, Webster, Wending, Wheelock, Whitefish, Williams, and Wolf.