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.

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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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HELP WANTED

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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In the water . . . but out of harm's way

In the water . . . but out of harm's way

August 01, 2020

Swimming pools and beach vacations, waterskiing at the lake and rafting on the river, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, wake boarding, tubing, jet skiing, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, and swimming - when it's summertime and the mercury is on the rise, there is nowhere we'd rather be than in the water! North America’s lakes, rivers, and seas are oases of beauty and respite from the summer sun, so it’s no surprise that swimming is summer’s number one pastime. But as you enjoy the season's final days, please make water safety your first priority. Swimming cools us off and keeps us fit, but it can also be dangerous. Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death among children aged 1-4, and it's the number two cause of unintentional death among those aged 5-24. A moment of distraction can be fatal, so please take great care to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the water.

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