Welcome to the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce website! The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber serves the cities of Bay Lake, Crosby, Cuyuna, Deerwood, Emily, Ironton, Riverton and Trommald. Our area has loads of outdoor fun to offer everyone!
IMPORTANT ICE CONDITION UPDATE -- One day from Cuyuna Lakes Ice Fishing Contest & Scorpion Homecoming (2020), Serpent Lake’s ice surface is modestly slippery and covered by several inches of crusted snow. Going is difficult in places and slush exists in numerous areas. Ice thickness should be ample enough to handle foot traffic and snowmobiles. However, given this season’s unusual weather and freeze/thaw cycles, we are strongly recommending that trucks and trailers NOT park on the ice. Additionally, there is simply NOT enough plowed space on the ice to accommodate all trucks and trailers. Given this, please park along the numerous city streets in the area (see map) and drive your snowmobile to the display. If your snowmobile does not run, starting at the Memorial Park boat ramp, there is a modest plowed road to and from the snowmobile display area. This can be used to unload snowmobiles near the display area, and then leave the ice for parking of truck and trailer. All ice fishermen and women are encouraged to park on the shore nearby and walk with their gear to the event. As always, cleats are recommended for footwear while on the ice. -- A modest area for snowmobile swappers has been plowed on the ice along the shoreline, north of the display area. Swappers are welcome to set-up there (first come, first served). Access the swapper area from the Memorial Park boat ramp. -- As always, any and all parking, riding or walking on the ice is at your own risk. All street parking is first come, first served. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Raffle tickets are $10, and are available for sale at: Cuyuna Lakes Chamber office, CI Courier, Deerwood Bank, Mid-MN Federal Credit Union, Oars-N-Mines and Spalding House. Raffle tickets act as entry fee to fish
One Ticket = One Hole
Join hundreds of anglers and snowmobile enthusiasts at the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber's 16th Annual Ice Fishing Contest and Scorpion Homecoming on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 12 to 3 p.m. on Serpent Lake near Crosby’s Memorial Park. The tournament boasts more than $1,000 in prizes for lucky or skilled anglers and prizes are awarded to fish of all sizes during the three-hour contest.
Entry tickets are $10 for each hole and include the chance to win five raffle prizes: 1st - Eskimo F1 Rocket 8” Ice auger 2nd - Marcum M1 Flasher 3rd – Marcum Recon 5 Underwater Camera 4th - Eskimo Quickfish 3i Fish House 5th – Grand Casino Mille Lacs One Night Stay & $30 food credit In addition, food and beverages will be sold in the warming tent and there will be a raffle for numerous other prizes donated by the community.
Scorpion Homecoming dusts off wonderful old machines and recalls a time when the Cuyuna Lakes was among the largest snowmobile producers in the world. Numerous Scorpions will be on display and a trail ride is planned. The 2020 featured sled is the Range Whip, Scorpion's popular mid-size sports machine. The homegrown Range Whip featured a two-seat configuration and powerful Cuyuna engine. All Range Whip model years (1976-1978) and engine sizes will be featured at the Homecoming, both original and restored. Special Range Whip commemorative buttons and other Scorpion memorabilia will be sold at the tournament’s on-ice warming tent.
The Ironton American Legion Color Guard will present the colors and start the days events. All proceeds from the tournament and Scorpion merchandise sales benefit the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber and will be used for marketing to attract visitors to the area. For Scorpion Homecoming details, visit http://www.trailasled.com/hc-20200201. Event logistical support provided by and the Sno-Serpents Snowmobile Club, http://www.snoserpents.com/.
Tournament tickets are available at the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber office in Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union in Crosby.Tickets are also available at: CI Courier, Deerwood Bank, Mid-MN Federal Credit Union, Oars-N-Mines and Spalding House.They will also be sold at the event. Eager anglers are encouraged to monitor the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber Facebook page and www.cuyunalakes.com for more information including up-to-date reports on ice conditions. GPS: 46.47888, -93.95576 Details above are subject to change. Check again as the event nears.
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