This is where the north end of CSAH 15 junctions with CSAH 1.
Located on State 84, a little bit east and north of the city of Pine River, you'll find the Barclay Town Hall and Rest area.
One of the larger lakes of the Chain at 1,496 acres, Trout Lake is widely known for its water clarity and amazing depths; some reports citing depths as much as 120 ft. This is a spring-fed lake with one upflow so strong that it will support a twenty pound weight! The public access is on the west side of CSAH 66 just north of Manhattan Beach.
Opened in the early 1930’s, the original Moonlite Bay was a much larger building which featured fine dining, two bars, big bands and dancing. In the 1960’s, in line with the times, this hot night spot featured go-go dancers on the bar! It ‘s been rumored that big city gangsters, on a holiday in the area, would often visit Moonlite Bay.
Drive the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway to the south side of Crosslake on County Road 66. Turn into the Crosslake Corps of Engineers Campground. Open the door of the Corps office building and walk into the multi-purpose room. See memorabilia and artifacts on display.
The Corps of Engineers dam, located at the site of the Campground, controls the level of the entire Chain. The dam, originally built out of wood in 1886, was upgraded to concrete between 1904-07. In 1920 the operating system for the dam was modified to reflect the lock system installed on the Mississippi River in and near the Twin Cities.
Home to the Corps of Engineers Campground on the southeast side, Cross Lake, at 1184 acres, is one of the larger lakes among the fourteen others that make up the Whitefish Chain. It's popular for recreation and fishing. Many Crosslake restaurants and shops can be reached by boat. Crosslake has been featured in the original oils by Crosslake artist, Tom Ottoson.