June 15th, Saturday at 9 am Boot Lake Association Annual Meeting

Doty Town Hall

Boot Lake Improvement Association

Townsend, Wisconsin

updated: 6/14/2024


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Not many people know there was another resort on the lake besides Pine Ridge Lodge.  Here is a photo circa 1930 of the Boot Lake Resort, it was located across the lake approximately where the Paulson now have their cottage, but a little closer to Shay Lake.  


More Postcards from Boot Lake Past


Time to Signup for

2024 Monitoring

Boot Lake Boat Landing

(Clean Boats/Clean Waters Program)

1. Pick a day to monitor in June, July or August

from our calendar on this website

Members can pick anytime of that day to volunteer

Pick a Day:

2. Email Elzan your day

3. Monitor the boat landing on your day

4. Complete the inspection form and email a copy to Elzan


download boat inspection form

find out more about this program at


Smokey Bear Trail Ride

Smokey Bear is turning 80 this year.  To celebrate, all the local fire departments (DOTY, Crooked Lake, Lakewood, Townsend, Riverview and Mountain), along with the Crooked Lake firewise site, the DNR and US forest service are sponcering an ATV trail ride.

click here to find out more


Clean Your Boat: Learn about Invasive Species

website suggested by students at Lakeville Nature Conservancy

Lakeville, Minnesota

click here to go to the website


2023 Boot Lake DNR Water Report

(thanks to Kurt and Amy)

read the report here

From the Town of Doty

If you own a BnB (Short Term Rental) – please contact the Clerk/Treasurer on or before December 31, 2023.
New guidelines begin January 1, 2024

click here to find out more



Boot Lake Cleanup


Boot Lake Clean-up 8/5/23

We had a record-breaking attendance at this years annual Boot Lake clean-up. The participants included:
Elzan Ohlwein, Craig Vorpahl, Ben Ariss, Dan Platkowski, Mark Koeppler, Kim Koeppler, Breleigh Koeppler, Zofia Gorman, Emma Hoops, Jeff Strey, Jerry Cismoski, Laura Kulkacek, Sanjay Kulkacek, Aaron Popkey, Charlie Popkey, Bill Bero and Patty Bero.
We cleaned the entire National Forest shore line from the jumping tree to Earlers Beach. We also cleaned a small section along Archibald Lake Rd and Beach Lane. My best guess is we covered 50% of Boot Lakes shore line. The most unusual item we found was a thermos water bottle filled with what appeared to be potable water. I was too chicken to taste it. Maybe if it smelled like vodka or gin I would have had a taste.

Bill Bero


Zebra Mussels Update

I wanted to pass along three pics of some invasive species we found over the last weekend. Last two years we have found a few here and there on a few rocks and on a few sticks. This year we are finding the number of zebra mussels to have increased significantly. We are located four places down from the boat landing.

Jeff Strey



Boot Lake Improvement Association Annual Meeting

Saturday - June 3rd at 9 am at Doty Town Hall

click here to read 2023 annual meeting minutes

see minutes from past meetings

Dues Form Now On Line

click here


click here to find out more


read the latest 2023 FLOW newsletter

read more about FLOW AIS




check out the LISMA website

The Town of Riverview Brush Site is open and free to Doty residents with a recycle sticker. 

The hours of operation are: Wed 1 – 4, Sat 9 – 3, and Sun 1 – 4. 

click here to read the latest issue

Oconto County Lakes Project

Boot Lake Study Report 2019

Overall Project: All 60 lakes with in Oconto County with public access will be studied and each lake will have an individual Lake Management Plan developed and the County will have an Operational Strategy and Plan completed and adopted to help County staff members in achieving an overall goal of "Having the Healthiest Waters in Wisconsin"

Boot Lake was included in the first round of studies

click here to read the Boot Lake Management Plan 2019

If anyone has comments, they can email them to Amy Klebe (amywolves14@gmail.com) and she will forward  the comments to Ryan Haney, Water Resource Scientist, Center for Watershed Science and Education UW-Stevens Point

Boot Lake Water Data for 2019 (updated 8/25/20)

Final lake water measurements for 2020.  At the surface down to 15 feet the lake temps have dropped one degree compared to July.


click here to see 2018 - 2019 -2020 water data readings


The effects and causes of low levels of dissolved oxygen in lake water

The Boot Lake Improvement Association has purchased a dissolved oxygen (DO) meter for the purpose of providing a key missing piece of information needed to provide our on-going monitoring of our lake.  Along with sampling for chlorophyll, phosphorus, temperatures, and water clarity testing, coupled with boat launch duties and invasive species monitoring, these along with this new instrument will help give us a complete picture of the health of the lake, and most importantly a heads up if something’s were to change.  I have put together a question and answer sheet on why doing dissolved oxygen is so important, I hope you find it useful and informative. Please feel free to pass this message onto any of your neighbors who are not members of the association so they know what's going on.


read the question and answer document


Bathymetric Contour Scan Map of the Boot Lake

completed by the WDNR, all part of our lake management plan.  It's a nice representation of the various water depths around the lake.

Boot Lake Survey Map

click here for Boot Lake Survey Map pdf

Aquatic Invasive Species Identification

contact Amy Klebe if interested in identifying invasive aquatic species on Boot Lake

click here to visit the Wisconsin Lakes website


Update on Condition and Health of Boot Lake

click here to read the report from Amy Klebe


Boot Lake Fish Stocking Information

email from Senior Fisheries Biologist - Inland waters of Marinette County & Oconto County regarding fish stocking and historical fish population in Boot Lake
Boot Lake Gamefish Panfish Electro CPE_Summary
Boot Lake Stocking From1972 Present


Citizen Lake Monitoring Reports now on-line

click here to see Boot Lake data


U.S. Geological Survey

Water Level Marker on Boot Lake

2024 Readings

May 09, 2024
10:30 am
3.57 ft
May 31, 2024
11:00 am
3.68 ft

October 30, 2023 - final 2023 reading: 3.50 ft

Base height on 5/17/10 1.37 ft

(feet to inches calculator)

2023 Water Levels

2022 Water Levels

2021 Water Levels

2020 Water Levels

2019 Water Levels

2018 Water Levels

2017 Water Levels

2016 Water Levels

2015 WaterLevels

2014 Water Levels

2013 Water Levels

2012 Water Levels

2011 Water levels

2010 Water levels

historic water levels for Boot Lake


Aquatic Invasive Species Identification

contact Amy Klebe if interested in identifying invasive aquatic species on Boot Lake

click here to visit the Wiscosnin Lakes website


click here to see lake map, wake hours and recommended boating, skiing, tubing directions

Boot Lake Wildlife Photos

click here to see more photos

email photos, questions, comments, etc. to:


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