Ice Safety

During winter Beaver Dam Lake is used for ice fishing, skating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and other winter sports However, before venturing onto the ice please check to see it is safe. Below is a guide published by the MN Dept of Natural Resources.

Also be cautious:
  • Near the shoreline where there is incoming water
  • In the area of springs
  • Where there are “heaves” in the ice (see below)
  • Areas where winter aeration is taking place
ice thickness guide

Below is a picture of a car that tried to drive over one of the ice heaves. This is dangerous and expensive.

car through ice