Cross Lake/Snake River Association of Pine County


The Cross Lake/Snake River Association of Pine County is dedicated to the promotion and improvement of the understanding and comprehensive management of Cross Lake and its watershed.

The Cross Lake Association serves Cross Lake and the Snake River from the St. Croix River to the Kanabec County line.

Official email address for CLA :
Any comments are appreciated.

Invasive Aquatic Plant Management

Did you know?

With your consent, the Cross Lake / Snake River Association in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), can inspect and treat your shoreline for invasive aquatic species such as Eurasian Watermilfoil and Curly-Leaf Pond Weed.

Click here to learn more!

Upcoming Event

Cross Lake / Snake River Association is a proud sponsor of:

Starry Trek 2018


Join us for a day searching for one of Minnesota’s newest aquatic invasive species, starry stonewort (and other AIS). Starry stonewort is an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to 11 Minnesota lakes. Now we are asking for your help in searching other lakes to better understand its distribution in Minnesota. You can learn more about starry stonewort here.

Click here to register for this free event!

Starry Trek 2018 Tickets & Registration


Read the latest CLA Crossings Newsletter:

2018 June Crossings Newsletter

2018 May Crossings Newsletter

2017 November Crossings Newsletter

2017 August Crossings Newsletter


Snake River gage height in feet near Pine City, MN.

National Weather Service Gage Height for the Snake River

The Cross Lake Association is again offering Weed Rakes for sale.

Arrangements have been made directly with the manufacturer of this tool to help you reduce springtime Curleyleaf/Pondweed along your shoreline.


Cost is $99.00 .  Available via Email request at:

How to use the Weed Rake by Jerry Trent:

Weed Rake Usage

  Voyager statue in Pine City park

 “Voyageur” stands watch over the Snake River and Cross Lake.

Pine City’s 35 foot redwood voyageur statue, by renowned chainsaw sculptor Dennis Roghair, welcomes visitors to Riverside Park. Voyageur is dedicated to the history of the early settlers of the Pine County area.


7/31/18 Replaced “consent to spray” form on Invasis Species Management page, with updated copy per Mary Reuters request (SBB)
7/23/18 Updated Fall Dinner / Dance Page with 2018 info (SBB)
7/16/18 Updated content on Front Page to include a prelude/link to Invasive Species Management (SBB)
7/16/18 Added new page under Water Quality -> Invasive Species Management (SBB)
7/16/18 Added Starry Night 2018 to Front Page (SBB)
6/19/18 Updated content of “Apply for Membership” page (SBB)
6/19/18 Created new page “Guest Speak Audio Recordings under “Association Meeting & Minutes” (SBB)
6/19/18 Updated content of “Annual Membership Meeting Minutes” page (SBB)
6/19/18 Updated content of “About Us” page (SBB)
6/19/18 Updated content for 2018 President’s Letter (SBB)
6/19/18 Added hyperlink for June 2018 Crossings to Front Page (SBB)
6/19/18 Updated content for 2018 info “Boat Parade” page (SBB)
6/19/18 Updated content for 2018 info “Calendar/Events” page (SBB)
5/3/18 Added hyperlink for May 2018 Crossings to Front Page