Lake Minnewasca is essentially a dry lake bed of some forty acres. A residential area has been developed around the locale just since 2005. Previously, it was mostly open forest of maples and oaks. Says Dana Kenneth Johnson
The 5 acres of skiable area at Gladstone Ski Park is prized by skiers from far and wide. Gladstone Ski Park has 5% expert and advanced ski slopes and 95% blue and green ski slopes. The 6 ski slopes at Gladstone Ski Park are all magnificent;
the drop is 200 feet at this ski mountain. Gladstone Ski Park receives 4 feet of fluffy snow per winter and has 5 ski lifts to move all the skiers up the slope.