The summer recreation season is just around the corner, and for many of us that means boating, swimming, fishing, camping, etc. If one of your favorite spots to relax this summer is Lake Tschida then keep in mind that the Lake is now under new management.

Tri-Cities Job Developement Authority has taken on the project with many improvements in store.

The communities of Elgin, Carson and New Leipzig (all in Grant County) are dedicated to improving the lake and hopefully adding some businesses.

One change this year is that there will now be a fee for overnight camping at primitive sites. There are many sites with electricity and one great new feature is that you can now make your reservation online. I strongly suggest booking online so you don't show up on a busy weekend and their is NO camping available!

I grew up in Elgin and still spend many hours each summer having fun with friends and family at Lake Tschida. It is one of my favorite summer destinations and an all around great recreation spot with great hunting and fishing as well.