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Deer Lake Association
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The Deer Lake AIS Decontamination Station

is open for your boating needs, 24/7.

Opening Ceremony: Tuesday, August 20, 10am

Press release here!

Help prevent spread of aquatic invasives!

Deer Lake Station is a free service funded by the Deer Lake Association (DLA):  providing self-service tools to help boaters accomplish Clean, Drain, Dispose, and Dry as required by law.  Deer Lake Station is located at the Deer Lake public access.    
 
Use the available well-water and hand-tools to help clean mud, weeds, and flush standing water from boats, trailers, and recreational gear that transport zebra mussels, starry stonewort, and other aquatic invasives (AIS) from one lake or river to another.  The Station includes access to cold exchange water for bait and lights to enable boaters to perform clean, drain, dispose, and dry after dark.

Deer Lake Station also includes tools available only for use by Itasca AIS Program and other authorized DNR-certified professionals, including access to 140 degree+ decontaminating hot water.  
 
DLA is grateful to Itasca County, the Itasca AIS Program, Fideldy Bros Well Drilling, S&S Excavating, Pokegama Electric, Deer River Plumbing & Heating, and Lake County Power for their help in designing and constructing the Station.  Station powered by wind energy!
 
Please consider making a donation to help keep Station operational.  Contact beautifuldeerlake@gmail.com