Lake John loon.
Photo compliments of neighbor Jodi Campbell.

Working with the DNR, members keep track of how many loons are on the lake, including chicks. Two loon platforms have also been built on the lake as a memorial for our past president.  Bruce Nystrom champions this effort but he encourages Association Members from various areas of the lake to report observations as well. You can help conserve loons by enjoying them from a distance.  Boaters should stay 150 yards or more from loons. Boating too near loons may cause them to abandon their nest or young.

You can email your reports to  However, if you notice any unusual or catastrophic sightings occurred, please call Bruce Nystrom at (320) 274-2205.

Additional Resources


Not familiar with the loon call?  You can hear it here:

Loon Call