Welcome to the new FlatLake.com website!

First things first! A big thank you to Larry Taylor for starting and maintaining the Flatlake.com website for nine years. It has provided us with daily, accurate weather conditions, news, important updates, and stories of local interest. But Larry and Gail have moved to Ketchikan to be closer to family and it has become more and more difficult to maintain the site.

 My name is Rob Nuss. My wife Shelly and I built a place on the north shore in the winter of 1997. We don't come up as often as we'd like, but I'd still like to try to carry on with the website.

Flat Lake weather and road conditions will still be available on the home page thanks to Carolyn Haggard and company.

If you have any news or items of interest, please email me or use the tab at the top of the page.

Bob Ackles'  Waverunner captain. Ready to go!




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ON FLAT LAKE TIME is the story of how my beautiful, resourceful wife, Gail, and I solved the many unforeseen problems encountered when we moved off the road system to a remote cabin on a lake in Big Lake, Alaska. It chronicles the adventurous lives of the Flat Lake “home guard” and the shift in perspective it takes to fully enjoy and look forward to the next challenge.

Please remember the good

people who keep the roads to our

cabins open! Without them it

would be a long walk!

Donations to the Big Lake Ice Road Fund (just $100 for the whole winter!) for Flat Lake, Mud Lake, and Big Lake can be mailed to:

Haggard Boat Storage and Repair

14949 Big Lake Lodge Road

Wasilla, AK 99623

Flat Lake Weather

Thursday , 10/30/14.  Some cloudiness yesterday.  The high was 29.  The low this morning was 14, and it's partly cloudy, and calm. Flat Lake is almost all frozen, but there are still a couple open spots out from the moose meadow, stretching out towards the center of the lake.  Mud Lake is completely frozen.




TundraBen adds:


Well folks, been an interesting couple of days here.

Four days ago I had to break a little ice in our cove to get out. The next day I had to break a little more. so on and so on. Looking at the weather forecast I thought we would be alright for a few more days...wrong. But then again we'll see what happens.

Winds have been our friend but at night well, not so. I parked ( moored,tied up, whatever, ) our big boat at the south side of the island at Whitaker's place two days ago due to the ice building up in our cove.

Yesterday was good, wind blowing, opened up all the way to Wrights island. Problem was our cove is iced in and getting thicker daily as the winds from the NW is blocked.

So I woke up at 4 this morning looked across the lake, no movement of water looking towards Wright's island. Not good. I went back to bed, tried to go back to sleep rolling around in bed worrying about what daylight will show me.

Woke up with Czar licking my face around 9 AM. Guess I must have finally dozed off.

I let him out, 8 degree outside, no wind. Walked to Whitaker's to check on the boat, in my pajamas, ( Brrr) light bulb on the trouble light was still on, that was good.

Keeps the engine warm. Slush ice all around the south side of the island.

Terri has been ready for this day to come around, she was all packed up and ready to go.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my best friend Ed and my best bud Jesse for the help in pulling and winterizing our boat. Jesse and Terri brought the boat back to the mainland after dropping me off at King's dock back here on the island for the duration of freeze up.

Ed was there, pulled and winterized our boat for the winter.

I can't thank you enough Ed.


 Czar and I are now in for the duration, Oh Yeah, that Michael guy that thinks he owns the Islander is here too....LOL

Guess I'll go over in the next couple of days to shoot pool with him


Hecouldusethepracticely yours




"Trucks Through the Ice" is back!

See the link on the "Memories" page.

Beautiful sunrise on Monday morning.

Thanks Jake!

Willow checks out the new ice.  About an inch. Jake adds, "I wouldn't want him to go out much farther."

Craig breaks through a thickening skim of ice after dropping Jake off at his dock.

 Haggard Boat Storage and Repair http://haggardstorage.com/


Self-storage units now available for rent at Haggard Storage.  The units are 10' x 10', with concrete floors and interior sheetrock walls.  Heated units are $85 per month, unheated are $55 per month.  Units are available under a 6 month minimum contract.  Rent one for a year, and take 10% off! - Dale and Carolyn Haggard Call 907-892-7797 or 907-232-7411

We can also put a skookum top on as well as glass in your boat:

Dale Haggard

Carolyn Haggard

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