These islands have lured people for thousands of years, and will continue to do so. Their visitors come for a variety of reasons – and the islands have provided. The lure is tied to the islands’ spirit of wildness, adventure, unpredictability, cultural use, and economic sustainability. The Lake challenges all our docks, structures, trails, campgrounds and recreational opportunities.  “Friends” is focused on supporting practices and projects that safely enhance the visitor experience without compromising a sense of adventure.

Gaylord Nelson Memorial Garden
Gaylord Nelson Memorial Garden, maintained by volunteers including the Friends

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