- Green is the cleanest lake in
the state and one of the cleanest in the country. It's so clean they transport
the ice for the Ice Castle in St. Paul in from Green each winter. Close to
two hours from the Twin Cities, this big blue lake is well worth the drive.
On big days the breaking swell is awesome, on slalom days the beauty of the
water is breathtaking. Well into the flat western half of the state, the winds
on Green can be higher and less gusty than the eastern lakes. If you don't
want to risk Mille Lacs on South wind, Green is a really good second option
for big bump and jump.
- Northwest Public Access: One
of the best sites for south and southeast winds, this site does not have
much to offer. It is basically a driveway to the water. If you care about
your equipment, rig it in the grassy culvert along the road. Don't forget
to look back and find a landmark on your first ride out. The site can
be hard to find from the water.
- The county park and beach
on the northeast corner of the lake has great facilities, beach access,
and works well on south and awesome on southwest winds.
- The other sites indicated
are either public boat launches/parks or beaches. No other information
is known at this time.
- How to Get
- From Minneapolis there are several
routes. You can head up 94 and head down on 23 at St. Cloud, you can follow
55 out to 23, or you can take 12 out, and head north on 4 after Atwater. I
would only recommend the last option if you were considering Lake Washington
as well because you pass right by it on your way out. Otherwise 12 has far
too many small towns and farmers "enjoying the ride" to the field. The other
two options take about equal time depending upon your vehicle