Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Willow Lake Roadside Parking Area

Willow Lake
Highway 6

This roadside feature has two elements, the roadside parking area and a public boat access to Willow Lake (No-ta-she-bun Lake). The parking area or wayside rest, is currently closed for repairs¹ (Sept 2013). The lake access is the southern unit, about ¼ mile south. Both are along Highway 6 about 9 miles north of Remer.

The roadside parking area closed for repairs (September 2013)

The wall and stone curb along the parking area 

Stairs down to Willow Lake

The stone overlook wall was built by the CCC Camp F-46 between 1939 and 1941. Camp F-46 was located near Remer.

Willow Lake Roadside Parking Area, Aug. 1997
Minnesota Dept. of Transportation Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory

Additional features included a log bathhouse and a log observation tower.

¹It is reassuring to see repair work being done to preserve this roadside feature. Thanks Mn DOT.