Located in Cass County, the four lakes of Wabedo, Little Boy, Cooper, and Rice lie south and east of Longville, Minnesota. The lakes are part of the Leech Lake Watershed area.
Wabedo flows north into Little Boy. Little Boy flows eastward into Rice Lake where the Boy River connects. Cooper drains into the Boy River upstream of Rice Lake. The flowage then moves north through Inguadona into Big Boy and then northwest into Leech Lake.
Interesting tidbits about members (information gleaned from membership rolls in January, 2015)
- States - Most property owners are from Minnesota (over 300) with Iowa coming in second with 17, Florida with 8, Illinois with 5, and all of the rest of the states have 2 or less.
- Cities - 74 property owners list Longville as their home address, Maple Grove boasts 10, St Paul claims 8, Edina and Plymouth claim 7, Minneapolis claims 6, with Edina, Elk River, Mankato and New Ulm boasting 5 each.
The purpose of this Association shall be to ensure our beautiful lakes and their environments will survive to be enjoyed by those generations which follow us, to promote the welfare of the people, and to improve the conditions in and around Wabedo, Little Boy, Cooper and Rice lakes.
Our efforts are directed toward realizing the following objectives:
- To maintain and improve the lakes fisheries
- To maintain and improve the lakes water quality
- To promote safety
- To provide materials to Association members and lake users
- To enhance the beauty and aesthetic qualities of the lakes and their shoreline
- To present Association positions to authorities in support of our mission
- To engender neighborliness and promote a spirit of community
- To maintain a directory of property owners who own property on Association lakes.