About Us

Otter Lake was built in 1969 as a water supply for several area towns.  Otter Lake is 765 acres with a maximum depth of 54 feet and an average depth of 21 feet.  Recreational activities are available as well as an annual campground that consists of 254 campsites.

Bill Payment Options

Looking for the most convenient way to pay your bill? We offer a wide variety of payment options to our customers. Simply choose the option that best suits your needs... Learn more...

Overnight Camping

There are some campsites available with electric and water hookups or if you prefer to "rough it" there are primitive sites as well... Learn more...

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July 07, 2020

Lead Bait Shop Attendant

Otter Lake Park is accepting applications for a Lead Bait Shop Attendant.  This is a 9 month position with some benefits.  The successful candidate will have retail and customer service experience.  Duties include overseeing additional bait shop attendants, retail sales, ordering and conducting inventory, record retention, and maintaining campground reservations.  Applications can be picked up at the Otter Lake Park bait shop located at 13671 Emmerson Airline Road, Girard, IL or at the link below.  Applications will be accepted until July 26th, 2020.

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From one end of this continent to the other

From one end of this continent to the other

July 01, 2020

July 2020. This month, North Americans will be celebrating the birth of their country, their identity as a people and as a nation. From Winnipeg to Washington, D.C., from Calgary to Corpus Christi, from Toronto to Tallahassee, we will watch fireworks and watch parades, we will sing and laugh and make merry. And EAT. Whether your celebration will include barbecue and watermelon, or haddock and butter tarts, there will certainly be some good eats. Join the celebration!

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