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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.

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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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Job Opening - Park Maintenance II

November 28, 2018

OTTER LAKE PARK is accepting applications for a Park Maintenance II Person.  Successful candidate will be able to maintain grounds, mowing, light electrical repairs, plumbing, small engines, operate light construction equipment, and become a certified waste hauler.  Must be able to work in all weather conditions.  Individual must have a valid driver’s license and pass a drug screening. This is a full time position with benefits.  Applications may be found online at otterlakepark.net/job-opening or at the Otter Lake Water Commission office at 6475 W. Montgomery Rd, Virden, IL. 62690.  Applications must be received at the Office or emailed to otterlake@otterlakewater.net before December...

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We make a life by what we GIVE.

We make a life by what we GIVE.

December 01, 2018

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

The holidays are fast approaching, with all that this joyful season brings: carols and eggnog, parties and mistletoe, glitter and tinsel and twinkly lights, hearth and home and friends and family. And GIVING. As we think about the good gifts we hope to give this holiday season, we are reminded to give of our time, our resources, our abilities. Not just this month, but every month. It can make such a difference in someone's life.

Here are some people who are making a difference . . . 


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