This picture was taken in the 60s and shows the Floating Stone as it was when the lake as first named. Most visitors would have seen the stone floating from afar.
As one can see the modern day floating stone is not floating but on land with an artistic touch.
Alma Pantelmann was in charge of the restaurant which was located near the shore. Unfortunately, today, there is no restaurant and you must prepare your own food at the campsite.
Not only could you have a wonderful meal over looking the lake, but you could go out on the lake for a boat ride even if you never had a boat. Currently, The County of St. Paul does not provide boat rentals. You need to purchase your own boat and bring it to the lake.
Fishing was great in those days. As you can see that there were very big fish and not limited as it is today.
What was once a fisherman’s paradise is now a lake without fisherman. Sorry, no Walleye are allowed to be kept.
It was wonderful to catch Northern Pike which happened to be some of the biggest fish of the lake.
The only original floating stone cottage standing today.