Boot Lake Improvement Association

Townsend, Wisconsin

updated: 08/31/2014





Boot Lake

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Boot Lake Improvement Association Picnic 2014

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Thanks to all who helped with the 2014 Boot Lake cleanup!

Thank you to:   Don and Jenny, Dave and Jill, Julie, Ben, Laura, Dan, and anyone else that removes unwanted trash from Boot Lake.  Thank you to all those who do not throw trash in the lake as well.  The Boot Lake Clean Up effort was a success again this year.  I have heard from several folks on the lake that they have fished out a can or a bottle from time to time as they were kayaking or boating around the lake.  You can tell there is an all-out effort  to keep the lake clean as you do see less trash in the lake.  Thanks again to all who contribute to the cleanup efforts.


Saturday was a cooler July day than expected but Ben Ariss, Laura Lawson, and Dan Platkowski braved the cool temperatures, both in and out of the water, to clean up the South Shore line from the Island  to beyond the culvert.  Typical items were removed such as beer cans, soda cans, plastic pieces, bobbers, and fishing lures.  The most interesting item was a plastic squirt gun near the culvert.


In addition, the following note was from Don Sipes, “Jenny and I swam and kayaked in front of our property, my parents and the Paulson's yesterday. Found everything from a red solo cup, full cans of beer, to a golf ball. So that part of the lake is done.  :)” (I wonder what happened to the beer?) Dave Vanden Over provided the following information about Boot Lake Clean Up:  “ Thanks Don, Jill & I picked up the West Shore from the point by the old shipwreck south to the next point by the where the lake turns West on Monday so that should be good.  We did notice on the east side from Ariens and south that there are quite a few items along that shore but they were a little deeper and tough to get at in a kayak.  So, if no one gets to that area I'll get that a week from Monday.  Thanks again Don and everyone.  This is why our lake is so beautiful.


2014 Boot Lake Loon Photos

photos courtesy of Mark Armstrong



Boot Lake 2014

4th of July Boat Parade

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We Still Need VOLUNTEERS!!

Boot Lake Improvement Association will again participate in

Wisconsin's Clean Boats Clean Waters Program

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then contact/email Dick Kelm with your date

find out more about this program at

check out the 2013 statistics for Boot Lake

download 2014 boat inspection form (NEW)



Sunsets on Boot Lake

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Boot Lake Improvement Association


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Minutes of the 2014 Annual Meeting are now On-Line

Osprey over Boot Lake August 4 2013

photos courtesy of Mark Armstrong


Boot Lake Improvement Association Purchases Equipment and Service to Map the Vegation and Monitor the Health of Boot Lake

The Ci BioBase System was developed to provide automated cloud based mapping and historical trend tools for aquatic analysis. This is accomplished with powerful yet inexpensive data recording tools and dynamic centralized analytic and lake mapping tools. CI BioBase leverages log file formats recorded to SD cards using today’s Lowrance™ brand depth finders and chart plotters.
Each subscriber to the BioBase System can collect acoustic data, upload it to a BioBase account, and automatically produce vegetation abundance and bathymetric maps
More information can be found at

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


Monitoring Results from

Zebra Mussel Platforms on Boot Lake

(Boot Lake had 3 traps in 2012)

I wanted to check in with you and see how things are going this winter and to provide some information.

I have gotten the results from the ZM (zebra mussels) monitoring this summer.  We monitored 13 lakes and all came back negative for ZM.  The other lakes that we tested were: White Lake, Round Lake, Townsend Flowage, Berry Lake, Boulder Lake, Boundary Lake, Bear Paw Lake, Grindle Lake, Boot Lake, Wheeler Lake, Paya Lake, and Kelly Lake.  In Oconto County there is known ZM in the Oconto River, Lake Michigan, and the Machickanee Flowage. 

Here is a link to all the known AIS in the state of WI:

You can search by county or throughout the state.  Hope this proves helpful, please pass onto others whom you believe would be interested from your lake.

Enjoy the snow!

Amanda Strick

Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

Oconto County Land Conservation Department

Citizen Lake Monitoring Reports now on-line

click here to see Boot Lake data


(photos courtesy of Kurt K.)

U.S. Geological Survey

Water Level Marker on Boot Lake

Final Reading of 2013 (11/7/2013): 1.81

1st Reading 2014(5/13/13): 2.38 ft

6/18/14: 2.31ft

7/23/14: 2.15 ft

Base height on 5/17/10 of 1.37 ft

(highest reading since marker was installed: 6/23/11: 2.80 ft)

(feet to inches calculator)

2013 Water Levels

2012 Water Levels

2011 Water levels

2010 Water levels

historic water levels for Boot Lake


Boot Lake Wildlife Photos

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email photos, questions, comments, etc. to:

Boot Lake Website Terms of Use

Aquatic Invasive Species Identification

contact Bob Dietrick, Sandy Ariss or Janet Kelm if interested in identifying invasive aquatic species on Boot Lake

click here to visit the Wiscosnin Lakes website

Boot Lake Links
Other Links
Boot Lake Annual 4th of July Boat Parade 2008 NOAA Weather Radio
Boot Lake Annual 4th of July Boat Parade Pictures 2007 Jones Spring Area Trail Map
UW Extension Lakes
click here for Important Boat Lauching Information Lakewood Cross-Country Ski Trail
Boot Lake Fishcribs Fishing conditions on Boot Lake


DNR Waterway and Wetland permit Webpage

links to websites about BEARS

Boot Lake Water Quality

June 2010 Wildlife Photos more Boot Lake wildlife photos
  Bass Lake Association Website
Town of Doty website
Fishing Wisconsin Archibald Lake Association Website
4th of July, 2011  
Boot Lake Picnic 2011 Wisconsin Lakes Association
minutes 2011 annual meeting pictures from 2011annual meeting


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