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Lax Lake Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

view of Lax Lake in Minnesota

Location of Beaver Bay Township Minnesota


Population unincorporated
Geography:

Lax Lake is an unincorporated community in Beaver Bay Township in Lake County, Minnesota. The community is located north of the city of Beaver Bay and Silver Bay on Lax Lake Road (Lake County Road 402 / Lake County Road 4).

According to the United States Census Bureau, Beaver Bay Township has a total area of 140.2 square miles (363.1 km≤), of which, 138.6 square miles (358.9 km≤) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.2 km≤) of it (1.16%) is water.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 582 people, 242 households, and 163 families residing in Beaver Bay Township. The population density was 4.2 people per square mile (1.6/km≤). There were 403 housing units at an average density of 2.9/sq mi (1.1/km≤). The racial makeup of the township was 97.77% White, 0.17% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 242 households out of which 20.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 1.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,438, and the median income for a family was $49,063. Males had a median income of $42,222 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,188. About 4.1% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

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History:  

LAX LAKE, a village in section 11 of T. 56N, R. 8W (Beaver Bay Township), with a post office, 1913-15, was named for the Johannas Waxlax family, Swedish immigrants who came in 1896 and acquired the first homestead; Johannas was killed in a train accident in 1910. The community developed about 1907 when the Alger-Smith Lumber Company's Duluth and Northern Minnesota Railroad reached the area; after the logging was done, the community became largely residential and later a resort area.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Lax Lake Cabins, Beaver Bay, Minnesota, 1949.
Lax Lake Cabins, Beaver Bay, Minnesota, 1949.     Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Beaver Bay Township
PO Box 306
Beaver Bay, MN 55601

Beaver Bay Township Offices, Beaver Bay Minnesota

Title Term Ends Name & Address Phone
Clerk 12/31/2010 Mary Jane VanDenHeuvel
4659 Highway 3
Silver Bay, MN 55614
(218) 226-3669
Treasurer 12/31/2009 Heidi Ellefson
6067 Highway 1
Silver Bay, MN 55614
n/a
Supervisor 12/31/2011 Patricia Taylor
PO Box 476
Finland, MN 55603
n/a
Supervisor 12/31/2009 Thomas Byrnes
5682 Lax Lake Road
Silver Bay, MN 55614
n/a
Supervisor 12/31/2010 Jerry Larson
5436 Edwardson Road
Silver Bay, MN 55614
n/a

Post Office:      Lax Lake is served by the Silver Bay Post Office:
US Post Office
13 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614-9998
Phone: (218) 226-3700
Toll Free: (800) ASK USPS
Web:
www.usps.com

US Post Office

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
                       
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm  
Saturday           Closed
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:30 pm
Saturday                none


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Lax Lake Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Lax Lake Minnesota area


Events:

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Attractions:

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Recreation:
Tettegouche State Park

Come to Tettegouche for a great sense of the North Shore: the spectacular overlooks at Shovel Point; rocky, steep cliffs and inland bluffs; the cascading 60 ft. High Falls of the Baptism River; and the historic Tettegouche Camp where visitors can stay the night. This is a hiker's paradise with miles of trails that overlook the Sawtooth Mountains and wind down to inland lakes accessible only by foot. The Palisade Valley Unit features broad scenic vistas coupled with an expanse of multi-use, four-season trails. Two more trout lakes complement the fishing opportunities within the rest of the park. The park is also known for rock climbing opportunities and quality birdwatching in the spring, summer, and especially the fall.

Baptism Falls in Tettegouche State Park, 2005
Baptism Falls in Tettegouche State Park, 2005


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Lax 293
Micmac 137
Nicado 13
Tetagouche 66

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Resorts:
Lax Lake Resort
5736 Lax Lake Road
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 353-7424
Web:
www.laxlakeresort.com

Nestled in the beautiful and scenic valley of northeast Minnesotaís Sawtooth Mountains is Lax Lake. Once a logging town and Northern Rail stop, it gave home to some of the stateís mightiest of loggers. Although the mill is gone, the beauty that once drew the first settler remains. It is here where each day natureís ensemble invites your senses to experiences that no other place can. We welcome those who appreciate the peacefulness of Godís country and offer a peaceful vacation doing what we we can to make your stay pleasurable and memorable...

And if you listen real close, you still may be able to hear the ghostly squeals of the mill and the bumping of logs as they float down the lake to be loaded onto the train.


1922 Postcard from Lax Lake Minnesota
1922 Postcard from Lax Lake


Businesses:
Lax Lake Resort
5736 Lax Lake Road
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 353-7424
Web:
www.laxlakeresort.com

Nestled in the beautiful and scenic valley of northeast Minnesotaís Sawtooth Mountains is Lax Lake. Once a logging town and Northern Rail stop, it gave home to some of the stateís mightiest of loggers. Although the mill is gone, the beauty that once drew the first settler remains. It is here where each day natureís ensemble invites your senses to experiences that no other place can. We welcome those who appreciate the peacefulness of Godís country and offer a peaceful vacation doing what we we can to make your stay pleasurable and memorable...

And if you listen real close, you still may be able to hear the ghostly squeals of the mill and the bumping of logs as they float down the lake to be loaded onto the train.


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Topographic map of the Lax Lake Minnesota area
Topographic map is courtesy of the Minnesota DNR - click map to zoom or enlarge

 


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