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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.
Coronavirus and Covid-19
Please remember that the pandemic is not over.
on what you can do once you are fully vaccinated.
Out of respect for others, please follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask in public spaces.
You can be infected anywhere at any time or unknowingly spread the infection to others if you are an asymptomatic carrier or before you become aware that you are ill. Scientists now know that transmission through the air is possible.
Remember that health care resources are very limited in the area and our local first repsonders are volunteers.
weather in Land O' Lakes.
For the best weather app for LOL download the 12WAPP.
Fire danger (DNR): Conditions change from 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
Scott Topp's Proposal letter
A calendar of local events can be found
The Chamber also publishes a yearly Visitor Guide which is available at the Chamber office and many locations around town.
The bi-weekly Border Bulletin also prints a list of events for Land O' Lakes and surrounding communities.
The BPLROA Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 3rd 2021 at 9 am.
Board meetings will be held on May 29th and September 4th, 2021.
Vilas County News Review reported a UW-Madison research project has been looking at possible over-harvesting of walleyes in the ceded territory. They found that 40% of the lakes are being over-harvested and that fish management techniques need to be revised to consider reduced reproduction levels. Climate change and loss of habitat appear to be factors.
The update to the Lake Management Plan has been completed using a grant from the DNR. The report has been finalized and a copy is available here.
Thanks go to Susan Johns for all her work mananging this project.
The Spring issue of Shoreline News is now available on this website. Mailed copies will follow shortly.
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. And more easily share the newsletter with relatives, friends, and visitors.
A link to a page of archived newsletters will be added in the future.
Local Events for Land O' Lakes can be found at golandolakeswi.com/events/
Additional listings are available on the websites listed on the right.
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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