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NEWDLA Newsletter, Spring 2024


April 11




Full ICE-OUT Sequence Here

Sunny days and cold nights make for a SINGING Deer Lake.

Listen to the Ice BOOMING:

Ice Booming



Deer Lake Access needs Watercraft Inspectors for the 2024 season.

See below for information.

It is crucial that we keep ALL the various kinds of

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)


Level 1 Watercraft Inspector

Level 2 Watercraft Inspector












Latest Offerings from the DLA Boutique!

Click here for the DLA Boutique Page!

 Please contact Jackie Johnston@ 612-490-9267 or
Holly Bushyager 443-504-9191

These Deer Lake Magic Mugs are our latest offering.

See the Shoppe webpage (click here)

More highlights:

Fur Family of Deer Lake

Image on a 50 x 60 fleece blanket ($50):


A June 2023 to June 2024 DLA Wall Calendar

with all the DLA events and photos ($25)!

We also have bumper stickers, sunglasses and much more.

Click here for the DLA Boutique Page!



Shoreland Stewardship

Click here for our Shoreland Initiative page

Get the Deer Lake Challenge Guide Here!

Suitablble for printing



Deer Lake Sunset                                         Photo by Larry Baldwin



The latest 2023 Edition of the

Deer Lake Property Owner's Handbook

is now available: click the link



Water Wisdom Series

Noon talks on topics of great interest to Lake Residents.

These are free, on-line, one-hour noon-time seminars

from experts covering a variety of topics, with Q&A.

Beginning February 2 and continuing until November.

1st Thursdays of every month.

Click here for more information and registration.




Stairway to Heaven on Otter Lake near Deer Lake

See the entire Ice-In Sequence HERE




List of Neighborhood Communicators

All this Just a Click Away!

Message about Newsletter distribution via email.



It's always Time to Renew

your DLA Membership,

or JOIN the DLA!

Click here for Details

And Please consider becoming a




Click here for more information on Deer Lake Defence.

A beach full of invasive mussles makes bare feet impossible!

Video of AIS (featuring shots of Deer Lake)

Newly Dedicated Deer Lake Station



A frosty morning around Deer Lakes provides beauty for all.


Always ready for a Sailboat ride on Deer Lake             Photo by Larry Baldwin



Pretty View on County Road 62 in 1935    (photo from DeCoster Family)

Points: Christmas from the left; Deer Path from the right; Battleship Island from left (barely visible).

A Fourth Point on the far right of the photo (just past sappling), is Little Itasca.

Pretty View Off-Leaf (2015)

Pretty View Map showing the Three Points

sighting the full length of

Deer Lake.

The Pretty View of Deer Lake today. 

We hope that the View can be improved in the future.