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

Saturday, 10/25/14.  Yesterday was partly cloudy, with a breeze from the north.  The wind eroded some of the ice, but our cove is all frozen, with the ice extending around the west end over across the far west end of Flat Lake.  The high was 39. The low this morning was 25, under cloudy skies.  It's easy to see which areas have ice, since we got a very light dusting of snow last evening, turning all the frozen areas white.  Yesterday, Mud Lake appeared to be about 3/4 covered with ice.




"Trucks Through the Ice" is back!

See the link on the "Memories" page.

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

© 2014 Rob Nuss    907 rob@gmail.com