Boot Lake Improvement Association

Townsend, Wisconsin

updated: 12/04/2022






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YES, We Have Zebra Mussels!

but what can be done about them??

click here to read/listen about what is being done on the Great Lakes

from Vice-President of Boot Lake Assoc. Elzan Zimmermann-Ohlwein

to my Boot Lake friends:

My mother, Kathryn Zimmermann and I were up to close down the cabin for winter.
I took my last paddle boat ride and saw the many boat docks out of the water.
The leaves were so pretty - we took the ATV through the woods and enjoyed the scenery.

I am sad to mention that Mrs Jean Doell has passed on. Jean Promer told us of the news.
Let's give prayers to her family.

Did you know Lakewood Library is expanding their facility. You can donate on your own.

Always keep an eye out around your lake property edge for zebra mussels. If you find them,
please take them out of the water and give to Amy Klebe, she will record.

Our Boot Lake Boat Landing monitoring was well attended this summer. No boats had any
invasive hitchhikers - all clean. I talk to the many people staying at the camp ground and
they really like coming to Boot Lake. It's very clean and we need to keep it that way.
Please try and signup next summer!!!

We have a few permanent residents on Boot Lake - please have a safe winter!!

Hope to see all next year,
Your Vice-President of Boot Lake Assoc. Elzan Zimmermann-Ohlwein
Boat Landing Monitor

2022 Boot Lake Cleanup

We had a crew of 4 for our annual Boot Lake clean-up. The participants included Craig Vorpahl, Patty Bero, Bill Bero and Noah Bero-Evensen who at the age of 4 yrs old could be the youngest participant in the history of this event. We cleaned the NE shore of Boot Lake from the yellow slide to Earler's beach. We made quite a haul by filling 3/4s of a garbage bag. Nothing unusual was found.

Thank you to all the participants.

Bill Bero



Boot Lake Association Annual Meeting

click here for 2022 meeting minutes

see minutes from past meetings


thanks to

Ben Ariss, Bill Bero, Elzan Ohlwein, Jeff Strey, Dick Kelm, Amy Klebe, Dan Platrowski

for 2022 Monitoring

Boot Lake Boat Landing

(Clean Boats/Clean Waters Program)


download boat inspection form

find out more about this program at




Town of Doty Centennial


Looking for gift ideas? Centennial items now on sale until December 1st!

Individual items normal price:

Book $30.00 T-Shirt $20.00 Coin $15.00 Brick $200.00


Book + Coin $40 T-Shirt + Coin $30 Three coins $30 Two Books $50

SHIPPING: $10 for book OR T-shirt plus coins

Costs for other multiple items will bet determined

FREE SHIPPING on orders of $100 or more to the same address

While supplies last, some T-shirt sizes are sold out. Offer only valid at Town Hall. Cash or Check only. Sorry, no COD or credit cards



The Town of Riverview Brush Site is open and free to Doty residents with a recycle sticker. 

The hours of operation are: Wed 1 – 4, Sat 9 – 3, and Sun 1 – 4. 

click here to read the latest issue

Oconto County Lakes Project

Boot Lake Study Report 2019

Overall Project: All 60 lakes with in Oconto County with public access will be studied and each lake will have an individual Lake Management Plan developed and the County will have an Operational Strategy and Plan completed and adopted to help County staff members in achieving an overall goal of "Having the Healthiest Waters in Wisconsin"

Boot Lake was included in the first round of studies

click here to read the Boot Lake Management Plan 2019

If anyone has comments, they can email them to Amy Klebe ( and she will forward  the comments to Ryan Haney, Water Resource Scientist, Center for Watershed Science and Education UW-Stevens Point


Postcards from Boot Lake Past

Boot Lake Water Data for 2019 (updated 8/25/20)

Final lake water measurements for 2020.  At the surface down to 15 feet the lake temps have dropped one degree compared to July.


click here to see 2018 - 2019 -2020 water data readings


The effects and causes of low levels of dissolved oxygen in lake water

The Boot Lake Improvement Association has purchased a dissolved oxygen (DO) meter for the purpose of providing a key missing piece of information needed to provide our on-going monitoring of our lake.  Along with sampling for chlorophyll, phosphorus, temperatures, and water clarity testing, coupled with boat launch duties and invasive species monitoring, these along with this new instrument will help give us a complete picture of the health of the lake, and most importantly a heads up if something’s were to change.  I have put together a question and answer sheet on why doing dissolved oxygen is so important, I hope you find it useful and informative. Please feel free to pass this message onto any of your neighbors who are not members of the association so they know what's going on.


read the question and answer document


Bathymetric Contour Scan Map of the Boot Lake

completed by the WDNR, all part of our lake management plan.  It's a nice representation of the various water depths around the lake.

Boot Lake Survey Map

click here for Boot Lake Survey Map pdf

Aquatic Invasive Species Identification

contact Amy Klebe if interested in identifying invasive aquatic species on Boot Lake

click here to visit the Wiscosnin Lakes website


Update on Condition and Health of Boot Lake

click here to read the report from Amy Klebe


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


Citizen Lake Monitoring Reports now on-line

click here to see Boot Lake data


U.S. Geological Survey

Water Level Marker on Boot Lake

2022 Readings

May 11, 2022
10:30 am
4.24 ft
May 30, 2022
9:30 am
4.32 ft
June 8 , 2022
1:30 pm
4.20 ft
June 20, 2022
12:30 pm
4.16 ft
June 30, 2022
11:00 am
4.04 ft
July 16, 2022
10:00 am
3.78 ft
July 23, 2022
11:30 am
3.72 ft
August 5, 2022
12:30 pm
3.55 ft
August 21, 2022
11:00 am
3.65 ft
August 29, 2022
9:30 am
3.64 ft
September 4, 2022
11:00 am
3.54 ft
September 28, 2022
9:30 am
3.34 ft
October 8, 2022
10:00 am
3.24 ft

October 7, 2021 final 2021: 3.94 ft

Base height on 5/17/10 of 1.37 ft

(feet to inches calculator)

2021 Water Levels

2020 Water Levels

2019 Water Levels

2018 Water Levels

2017 Water Levels

2016 Water Levels

2015 WaterLevels

2014 Water Levels

2013 Water Levels

2012 Water Levels

2011 Water levels

2010 Water levels

historic water levels for Boot Lake


Aquatic Invasive Species Identification

contact Amy Klebe if interested in identifying invasive aquatic species on Boot Lake

click here to visit the Wiscosnin Lakes website


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

Boot Lake Wildlife Photos

click here to see more photos

email photos, questions, comments, etc. to:

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