Information for Property Owners, Residents, and Visitors

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Big Portage Lake Riparian Owners Association (BPLROA) was formed to preserve and protect Big Portage Lake and its surroundings, and to enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety, and aesthetic values of Big Portage Lake, as a public recreational facility for today and for future generations.


From the BPLROA "Statement of Purpose"


Welcome to the website of the Big Portage Lake Riparian Owners Association.

Big Portage Lake is located near the town of Land O' Lakes in Vilas County, Wisconsin.

This website informs users about news and upcoming events, includes information about Big Portage Lake and the Lake Owners Association, links to additional information about the surrounding area, other groups involved with lakes, links to local services, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and town and county websites and phone numbers.

Current weather in Land O' Lakes.

Fire danger (DNR): Conditions are currently changing day to day. Check the link below after 11 am for the most up-to-date information.
Check burning restrictions
Or call: 1-888-947-2876

2019 Membership Renewal Form

June 2019 Shoreline News

Lake Courtesy Code

News and Events

News and Events

 August and September 2019

See below under Local Events for the many events happening around Land O' Lakes this summer.


Extra, extra!
Read all about the BPLROA float in the LOL Town 2018 Fourth of July parade here.


Fall Board Meeting August 31, 2019



Fishery Update

The 2016-2017 DNR survey of fishing pressure (creel survey) found fishing hours were reduced 10% from 2006. Walleye harvest was down sharply and perch and pike harvest were up, while the effort to harvest a walleye tripled.

More information can be found in the Fishery list in the Big Portage Lake section below.

Lake Management Plan Update

An update to the Lake Management Plan is underway using a grant from the DNR. There are multiple opportunities for member participation so that the Association will meet its commitment of volunteer hours.

Big Portage Newsletter

The June Shoreline News will be mailed in June.

If you would prefer to receive future newsletters electronically instead of a printed and mailed copy, let us know by contacting the newsletter editor here. Save your newsletter from the ravages of mail sorting machines, while saving trees and organziational money and time. Or print as many copies as you want for firends and visitors.


Newsletter  Archive

A link to a page of archived newsletters will be added in the near future.

  • August 23, 2019
        Plein Air Painting at the Garden
  • August 29, 2019
        Railroad History at Town Hall
        Archives Program at Town Hall
  • Septmeber 1, 2019
        Swen Muskey Tournament
  • September 13-14, 2019
        Fall Walleye Tournament
  •  September 21, 2019
        Art Harvest at VFW + Garden
  • September 22, 2019
        Colorama Dinner

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Big Portage Lake

Big Portage Lake Information

Information about Big Portage Lake. (Documents are in PDF format and will display or download based on your browser settings.)



Images taken by lake residents. Submit your lake images here. Photos of views of the lake from your shoreline, weather at the lake, plant life, wildlife, and sunsets are appreciated. No photos with people please.

Photos of Big Portage Lake

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Big Portage Lake Riparian Owners Association


Documents and Information about the Association.
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Town of Land O' Lakes and Vilas County Information

Phone Numbers and Links

Land O' Lakes

Vilas County

  • Vilas County Sheriff   715-479-4441   In an emergency, dial 911
  • DNR Warden: Tim Price  800-TIP-WDNR  or  800-847-9367
  • Eagle River DNR Fire Control  715-479-4771
  • We Energies
    Electric Power Out  800-662-4797
    Natrual Gas Leak  800-261-5325
    Customer Service  800-242-9137
  • Digger's Hotline   800-242-8511  or  811
  • County Government
  • Tourism
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Related Sites

Additional Information

Contact Us


PO Box 629
Land O Lakes, WI 54540

Contact BPLROA Board

See your BPLROA Directory
or use Contact Us link

Email for BPLROA Information

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