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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.
NOTE: The Annual Meeting is Saturday July 6, not July 7 (error in newsletter).
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
Check burning restrictions
Or call: 1-888-947-2876
See below under Local Events for the many events happening around Land O' Lakes this summer.
Read all about the BPLROA float in the LOL Town 2018 Fourth of July parade here.
Annual Membership Meeting July 6, 2019
Fall Board Meeting August 31, 2019
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.
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.
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.
A link to a page of archived newsletters will be added in the near future.
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.
Documents and Information about the Association.
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PO Box 629
Land O Lakes, WI 54540
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or use Contact Us link
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