Welcome To FlatLake.com!



As you can see, the website has been pretty stale for some time.

The truth is that between my business and my home life, I haven't had the time or energy to keep up the site the way it should be.

Add to that, Adobe has decided to discontinue support for the software and the hosting platform that I use for Flatlake.com. They didn't provide an explanation, just a time line  that is growing shorter every day. We've already lost the ability to update the weather from a reliable source.

I believe that the site, if kept current, has value as a community resource. Carolyn's weather and items of local interest keep folks informed before making the drive north.

Sadly, when the domain registration expires in October I won't be renewing it. If anyone has the desire and skill to continue the site I would be happy to turn over any information or art that might be useful. Please email me at 907rob@gmail.com and let me know.

Thank you,

Rob Nuss



Carolyn Haggard


A couple of recent shots of the conditions.

Carolyn Haggard


Here's a couple of cool shots of Flat Lake taken from a C-130 flying over at about 2,000 ft. Thanks to Erik Nosich for the pictures.


Making ICE!

Some great Fall shots thanks to

Carolyn Haggard 10/18/19

This chart is a general reference only. Weights of people and vehicles vary so this information is not guaranteed!  Check the ice for yourself and don't proceed if you are unsure! (Click on image for larger version.)

Ice Thickness Chart

Beautiful sunset over the July fourth weekend.

The Ice is out! Let Summer begin!

Carolyn Haggard 5-6-19

Ice road on Flat Lake 3-17-19

Flat Lake side of the landing.  3-17-19

The road across Mud Lake  3-17-19

Seems I have a regular visitor. The path goes from the treeline to the underside of my front deck.

Rob Nuss 2-23-19

Not real sure what happened here, but it's a bumpy stretch of Ice-5. The object on the right berm is a car bumper. Ouch!


Nice aerial shots of Big Lake taken Monday by Wes Erb. Burston Island and Hulen Point with some open water showing.



Here are some shots from over the weekend. The ice has a lot of new cracks in it, but seems to be healing nicely.

Rob Nuss 12-3-18

Things are freezing up again!

Thanks to Carolyn Haggard for the pictures!


Still a lot of open water on Big Lake.

Thanks to Cozette Karella for the pictures. 11-17-18

Flat Lake Weather

Sunday, 8/2/20.  We had a low last night of 56°. We're expecting cloudy skies and showers today, with a high in the mid 60s.  The low tonight will be in the low 50s, with showers. We should  see cloudy skies tomorrow, with maybe a few showers, and a high in the upper 60s.


The water temperature at our dock this morning is 68°.  The temperature usually rises a few degrees during the day, especially if it's sunny.









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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.

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Aurora Forcast

Thanks To Larry Taylor


A new page

has been added to

the site. It's a link

on the"Memories"

page entitled"Camp"Tukuskoya"  The page focuses on the early days of the camp, but there's a lot to see in the backgrounds of the images as well. Accompanying the images is a first hand recollection from one of the early campers.

If you have old pictures of the lake and would like to send them to me, I'd be happy to put together another page.

Some great shots of Big Lake and Flat Lake. Summer can't be too far away!

Thanks to Dena Wilson.


Carolyn Haggard



The latest road conditions.

Carolyn Haggard


Parts of the lake are starting to ice over.

Carolyn Haggard 11/11/19

Frosty mornings and brilliant colors! Winter is on it's way. Beautiful when the sun is out.

Views of the ice roads.

Carolyn Haggard 3-21-19


A few hole are starting to appear on the roads.

Carolyn Haggard 3-21-19

Click on letter for larger image

It looks like trail grooming could be in danger of losing funds. Read the above letter for more details.

It looks like there's another hole in Ice-5 one mile from South Shore State Park. Dan Mayfield put this out on the Blg Lake Trails Facebook page. A  tree with surveyors tape has been used to mark the spot. The road across Flat Lake good with no issues.


The high pressure ridge is continuing to cause problems at the channel. Turk cut it up again, but there’s water from the channel flooding that area. Warming temps aren't going to help.

Carolyn Haggard 11-25-18

The start of an ice road! Many thanks to the group of volunteers that are clearing the snow off to let the ice get thicker.

Please remember the road fund. The plowing group spends a lot of time, money, and wear and tear to create the roads that we all use.

Thanks to Aron Alleva 12-14-18

The west end of Big Lake is finally freezing over, at least for now.

It's still too thin to venture out very far to measure so you definitely want to stay off or at least be very careful!

Thanks to Cathy Mayfield


Several cool shots of Big Lake.

Thanks to Cathy Mayfield


Some very cool drone shots of the newly formed ice on the lake.

Thank you to Shawn Veech.



Sounds like ice is building in parts of the lake. More pictures in the recent photos section of the weather report.

Photos thanks to Carolyn Haggard


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