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Waskish Minnesota Community Guide


 

Location:
Welcome to Waskish Minnesota sign


Population: 
Waskish (township) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2004
(est)
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 138 133 111 116 109 5 4.50
Land Area(sq. mile) 68.20 71.58 65.03 65.03 -- 0.00 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2.02 1.86 1.71 1.78 -- 0.08 4.50
Housing Units 161 292 162 313 -- 151 93.21
Households -- 51 52 61 58 9 17.31
Persons Per Household -- 2.61 2.13 1.90 1.87 -0.23 -10.99

Geography:
 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 186.5 km˛ (72.0 mi˛). 168.4 km˛ (65.0 mi˛) of it is land and 18.1 km˛ (7.0 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 9.69% water.

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waskish_Township%2C_Minnesota"


Demographics:
 
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 116 people, 61 households, and 35 families residing in the township. The population density is 0.7/km˛ (1.8/mi˛). There are 313 housing units at an average density of 1.9/km˛ (4.8/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 95.69% White, 2.59% African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 61 households out of which 9.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% are married couples living together, 3.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% are non-families. 41.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.90 and the average family size is 2.49.

In the township the population is spread out with 10.3% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 12.9% from 25 to 44, 44.0% from 45 to 64, and 27.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 58 years. For every 100 females there are 123.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 112.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $25,000, and the median income for a family is $29,750. Males have a median income of $17,813 versus $52,500 for females. The per capita income for the township is $19,489. 26.8% of the population and 12.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 77.8% of those under the age of 18 and 5.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


History:  

Waskish, a community in Washkish Township, section 8; the post office was established in 1910, with Frank Lyons as first postmaster; Lyons erected the first building in 1902, a small log cabin that was a store, home, and eventually the post office, and he named the site Wahwaushkayshe, shortened to Washkish, and again to Waskish. This was a popular summer fishing area; the entire townsite was purchased by the state in 1934 because the Department of Conservation needed a portion of land where the Tamarack River empties into the lake for the purpose of netting pike and stripping spawn when the fish start their spring run.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Bridge over Tamarac River near Waskish Minnesota, 1950
Bridge over Tamarac River near Waskish Minnesota, 1950
Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society.  Click image to enlarge or purchase


Government:
   
     
     
     
     

Post Office:
Waskish Post Office
54997 Highway 72 NE
Waskish, MN 56685-4034
Phone: (218) 647-8492
Toll Free:  (800) ASK-USPS
 
Business Hours
Monday 09:00-03:00PM
Tuesday 09:00-03:00PM
Wednesday 09:00-03:00PM
Thursday 09:00-03:00PM
Friday 09:00-03:00PM
Saturday 10:30-11:30AM
Last Daily Collection
Monday 03:00PM
Tuesday 03:00PM
Wednesday 03:00PM
Thursday 03:00PM
Friday 03:00PM
Saturday 05:00PM



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Weather:

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Map:

Waskish Minnesota Map
Courtesy Google Maps - Click map to zoom or enlarge


Events:
     

Attractions:
     

Recreation:
Big Bog State Recreation Area
 
55716 NE Highway 72
Waskish, MN 56685
(218) 647-8592
Big Bog State Recreation Area, Waskish MinnesotaBig Bog State Recreation Area has been called Minnesota's last true wilderness. This two-part recreation area includes a northern unit and a southern unit. The 500-square-mile peat bog, the largest in the lower 48 states, is located in the northern unit. A mile-long boardwalk, completed in 2005, enables visitors to get a first-hand look at the unique plant and animal life of this rare resource. The bog, which has long been a source of medicinal plants for the Ojibwe Indians, represented a barrier to European settlers who tried in vain to drain it. Today, many of the native plants, including yellow-eyed grass, bog rush and two kinds of sundews, are on Minnesota's endangered or threatened species list. From orchids to carnivorous plants to rare birds, visitors will see a mixture of fascinating and rare resources.

 

Lakes:
Upper Red Lake Lake Info  Lake Map Recreation Compass Topo Map

Health Care:

Nearest clinic is in Kelliher


Schools:

Students attend school at Kelliher Schools


Churches:
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
 
55278 Highway 72 NE
PO Box 415

Waskish, MN 56685
(218) 647-8164
Wakish Baptist Church Waskish, MN 56685 (218) 687-8386

Media:
     
 
Motels:
     

Resorts:
Agassiz Lodge 55155 Hwy 72 NE
Waskish, MN 56685
(218) 647-8788
(877) 783-0583
View of Red Lake from Agassiz Lodge, Waskish MinnesotaWe are in the process of building a resort complex on Upper Red Lake, located one block north of the post office on Highway 72 in Waskish. This will be a phased in project over the next three to four years. We had sleeper fish houses and lake access last winter. The resort will consist of a Cp-store, restaurant, bar and via an overhead enclosed walkway, hotel.
Hudec's Resort
 
57153 Hudec Resort Rd NE
Waskish, MN 56685-4014
(218) 647-8291
Marcy's Alavraine Cottages PO Box 449
Waskish, MN 56685
(218) 647-8604
West Wind Resort PO Box 429
Waskish, MN 56685
(218) 647-8998
We opened our doors in March of 2000 and we have been going strong ever since. Each year we have been expanding adding more services to our customers. We now offer a wide variety of things like: Restaurant, Full Service Bar, Bait and Tackle, Fish Cleaning Facility, Gas, Propane Refill and Exchange, 13 Fish House Rentals, 8 Cabin Rentals and most importantly a friendly group of people to help you out with all your needs. We have just recently added a marina with 34 boat slips and 15 RV sites with full hook-ups along with a shower house for year round use.

Campgrounds:
Hillman's Store, RV Park and Minnow Station PO Box 431
Waskish, MN 56685
(218) 647-8504
Convenience store, fishing bait, full service campground, shower house, dump station and boats. RV Park operates from 5/1 to 10/31. We have Lake Access and Fish houses available. We are located on Hwy 72, milepost #36 in Waskish.
Our summer hours: 7:00 to 7:00, 7 days a week!

Businesses:
Bear Paw Guides 26081 Liliput Lane NE Waskish, MN 56685 (218) 647-8562
Bear Paw Guides, Waskish Minnesota

WINTER: We rent ice fishing day houses and sleeper houses. We also do guided ice fishing trips, using our houses, portables, or your portable. Call for prices and availability.

FALL: During the fall we also do BEAR HUNTS. In the 04 season we had 11 hunters and saw over 17 bears. The largest tipping almost 375lbs! We are still bear hunting this year. 90% of the hunters have seen bear, with 11 bears harvested to date. The largest bear was just tipping 300#.

SPRING/SUMMER: We also have a year round guide service for Northern Pike, slab crappies and in the Spring of 06' Walleyes. We guide out of a 17'6'' fiberglass tuffy osprey with a 75 hp mercury tiller, this boat has lots of room and has over $2500.00 of electronics. We can also provide rods, tackle and bait if needed as well, all you need to bring is a bag lunch.

We also rent cabins year round. There are many accommodations, sleeping 2-10. Call for prices and facilities.

Cookie's on Upper Red Lake 54937 Highway 72 NE
Waskish MN 56685
(218) 647-8391
Hillman's Store, RV Park and Minnow Station PO Box 431
Waskish, MN 56685
(218) 647-8504
Convenience store, fishing bait, full service campground, shower house, dump station and boats. RV Park operates from 5/1 to 10/31. We have Lake Access and Fish houses available. We are located on Hwy 72, milepost #36 in Waskish.
Our summer hours: 7:00 to 7:00, 7 days a week!
Natures Photography, Inc. 54184 Eagle Nest Drive NE
HC 78, Box 59
Waskish, MN 56685
(218) 647-8163
(800) 933-3989
Natures Photography, Waskish MinnesotaWe believe quality work sells itself.  That is why at Natures Photography you will never feel pressured.  We spend as much time as it takes to do a wonderful job.  Whatever kind of portraiture you require, whether it be  seniors, graduation, family, children, groups, sports, dance, business / commercial, or retouching, Natures Photography will give 100%.
North Country Goods & Fuel 54345 Highway 72 NE Waskish, MN 56685 (218) 647-8725
Petes N'ICE Fishing HC 78, Box 59
Waskish, MN 56685
(218) 647-8476
Sandy's Gift Shop 54450 Frankie Lane NE
Waskish, MN 56685
(218) 647-8413
Voyageurs Wild Rice Waskish, MN 56685 (218) 647-8786
Waskish Minnow Station South side of Waskish, on Highway #72 (218) 647-8652
Waskish Minnow Station, Waskish MinnesotaGuided Bear Hunts, Private Property Duck Hunts, Guided Trophy Northern Pike Fishing, & Archery Deer Hunts.
West Wind Bar & Restaurant PO Box 429
Waskish, MN 56685
(218) 647-8998
We opened our doors in March of 2000 and we have been going strong ever since. Each year we have been expanding adding more services to our customers. We now offer a wide variety of things like: Restaurant, Full Service Bar, Bait and Tackle, Fish Cleaning Facility, Gas, Propane Refill and Exchange, 13 Fish House Rentals, 8 Cabin Rentals and most importantly a friendly group of people to help you out with all your needs. We have just recently added a marina with 34 boat slips and 15 RV sites with full hook-ups along with a shower house for year round use.

Aerial Photo:    [click photo to enlarge, zoom in or zoom out]


Aerial Photo, Waskish Minnesota
Courtesy Minnesota DNR - click map to zoom or enlarge


Topographic Map:   [click map to enlarge, zoom in or zoom out]

Topographic Map, Waskish Minnesota
Courtesy Minnesota DNR - click map to zoom or enlarge


  
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