Long Lake is located a couple miles east of Park Rapids, Minnesota. It covers 1,926 acres and has a long, narrow shape. Long Lake has two minor inlets and one outlet, which classifies it as a drainage lake. The inlets enter from Peysenske Lake to the east and from Sweitzer Lake to the north. The outlet is located at the south end of the lake, and flows into the Fishhook River, which joins the Shell River and eventually joins the Crow Wing River. Water quality data have been collected on Long Lake since 1984 (Table 3). These data show that the lake is at the mesotrophic, which is characterized by moderately clear water throughout the summer and excellent recreational opportunities. The Long Lake Area Association was formed in 1975, and its mission is "to be an advocate for the quality of life within our lake community through education and communication". The Association is involved in many activities, including water quality monitoring, invasive species monitoring and education. They are also a member of the Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA).
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Minnesota Water Research Digital Library