Upcoming Lake Property Owner Meetings

When: Third Thursdays May, June, July, August
Where: Ottertail Community Center, Ottertail MN
What time: 7:00 p.m. Come early for socializing and networking


July 18- Jeff Forester, Minnesota Lakes & Rivers
August 15- Nicholas Kludt, MN DNR Fisheries

OTC Water Quality Analysis Reports

Water Quality Analysis Reports 2023

Water Quality Analysis Reports for 2023 have been compiled by OTC COLA.  Click WATER QUALITY ANALYSIS LIBRARY to select lake reports.


Campaigns & Events

Campaigns & Events 2023 Contectual Connective Version
Operational links from text and pictures


OTC COLA Organizational Review Book 2023

OTC COLA Organizational Review 2023
Hard-copy version.

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Preface
  4. Meetings
  5. Campaigns & Events (1)
  6. Campaigns & Events (2)
  7. OTC COLA E-Newsletter
  8. Water Quality Analysis
  9. Brochure
  10. Tools Description


Welcome to OTC COLA

Otter Tail County COLA is organized to facilitate cooperation among member lake and river associations and to assist in fostering wise use of the lake and river areas in Otter Tail County. By joining together and helping each other, we can keep our lakes and rivers stay clean and free of pollutants and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS)

OTC Lake Directories (2018)

Lake property owner Directories for 100 lakes in Otter Tail County are now available.  Click LAKE DIRECTORIES LIBRARY to select directories by Name or Street.


2024 Lake Monitoring Program

2024 Lake Monitoring Program

Environmental Affairs Committee

Newsletter Article Index

Click NEWSLETTER INDEX  to revisit any article from OTC COLA E-Newsletters.  Click on the Newsletter label for any month to load the newsletter pdf for that month.



New to OTC COLA? The “WE LOVE OUR LAKES” campaign is being run to connect with lake associations and lake property owners interested in protecting and preserving their quality of lake living in Otter Tail County, MN. Please click CONTACT INFORMATION to complete a secure, simple form to give us your contact information.  To see our library of monthly newsletters click NEWSLETTERS. To sign up to receive free monthly E-Newsletters, Click NEWSLETTER SIGN UP.

OTC COLA is encouraging participation of new lakes. The bigger the number of lakes that join together in the common cause the better it will be for all of us. OTC COLA is a private, non-profit organization and the cost of membership is nominal for associations and individuals.  See our brochure, click BROCHURE.

Water quality testing of OTC lakes is an active pursuit of OTC COLA. We have compiled over 20 years of valuable data. OTC COLA encourages lakes to participate in its water testing. OTC COLA will work with new lakes through association or individual memberships to help include them in the program.

Sign up for the OTC COLA Monthly E-Newsletter

E-Newsletter Sign Up



Board of Director Meetings

Third Thursday of each month
Fergus Falls Government Center, Fergus Falls, MN

2024 OTC COLA Member Meetings
May 16
June 20
July 18
August 15

Water Sampling Schedule
(To be scheduled)

OTC COLA Board of Directors

David Helgerson ∙ Jeff Stabnow ∙ Jeff Vansteenburg
Roger Neitzke ∙ Ronald Christensen ∙ Scott Gaudette ∙ Sylvia Soeth

OTC COLA Members

Bass Lake Underwood Association ∙ Berger Lake Association ∙ Big McDonald LID ∙ Boedigheimer Lake Association ∙ Clitherall Lake Association ∙ Dead Lake Association ∙ Devils Lake Association ∙ Eagle Lake Lakeshore Association ∙ East Battle Lake WS Association ∙ Elbow Lake Association ∙ Franklin Lake Association ∙ Hoffman Lake Association ∙ Jewett Lake Association ∙ Lake Lida Property Owners Association ∙ Lake Lizzie Lakeshore Association ∙ Lake Seven Association ∙ Lake Six Association ∙ Leaf Lakes Association ∙ Little McDonald Kerbs and Paul Lakes LID ∙ Long Lake at Vergas Association ∙ Loon Lake Association ∙ Marion Lake Association ∙ McDonald Lake Improvement Association ∙ North Long Lake Association ∙ North Turtle Lake Association ∙ Otter Tail Lakes Property Owners Association ∙ Pebble Lake Association ∙ Pelican Lake Property Owners Association ∙ Pickerel Lake Improvement Association ∙ Pine Lakes LID ∙ Prairie Lake Lakeshore Association ∙ Round Lake 56-214 ∙ Rush Lake Association ∙ Silent Lakes Association ∙ Silver Lake Property Owners Association ∙ South Turtle Lake Improvement District ∙ Spitzer Lake Property Owners Association ∙ Stalker Lake Association ∙ Star Lake Property Owners Association ∙ Stuart Lake Association ∙ Swan Lake Association ∙ Sybil Lake Association ∙ Tamarac Lake Association ∙ Ten Mile Preservation Association ∙ Trowbridge-Leek Lake Association ∙ Wall Lake Association ∙ West Battle Lake Association ∙ West McDonald Lake Association


Questions or comments about this website?

Contact John Kruse, <otccola2@gmail.com> 701.219.0465