Otter Tail Lake: Everything You Need To Know

Otter Tail Lake: Everything you need to know

Otter Tail Lake has lots to offer, with a shore length of 23.7 miles and a maximum depth of 120 feet.

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Dining Options On The Lake

Beach Bums Bar & Eatery

If you’re heading up to Otter Tail Lake or have a property on the lake, Beach Bums has the best summer weekly specials for you. Ranging from all you can eat wings for $16.95 on Wednesday to trivia on Fridays at 8 pm to live music on both Saturday and Sunday.


Located right on Otter Tail Lake with ten other locations throughout Minnesota, Zorbaz knows what a Minnesota summer should look like dining on the lake. If you are a pizza lover, check out this restaurant because they are known for their delicious homemade pizzas. You can also build your own pizza!

Fishing On Otter Tail Lake

Whether you are an expert or not, Otter Tail Lake has got you covered. If you’re new to fishing and looking for some help, Meister Guide Service can help you. They offer half-day and full-day trips and are fully insured and licensed. You also find fishing maps for the lake at the local resorts. The lake has many fish species, including black bullhead, bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, yellow bullhead, yellow perch, and more!

Resorts on Otter Tail Lake

Barky’s Resort: Located on the Southwest Shore and open all year long, Barky’s Resort has 11 beautiful cabins for family and friends to enjoy.

Holly’s Resort: Located on the Northwest Shore, this resort has many amenities for everyone. Check out volleyball, Basketball, Paddleboard Rentals, Playground, Campfire ring, and so much more at Holly’s Resort. They are also pet friendly!

Vacation Land Resort: With eight cabins, a full line of bait, and boat rentals, Vacation Land Resort has something for everyone to enjoy!

Otter Tail Beach Resort: A family-owned resort with 2, 3, or 4-bedroom cabin layouts. They also have a playground, on-site laundry, boat rentals, and ice and bait sales.

Otter Tail Lake

Otter Tail Beach Resort

Zebra Mussels

Minnesota is known for the land of 10,000 lakes, which is why we take pride in our beautiful lakes. Unfortunately, zebra mussels have invaded Otter Tail Lake, but companies like Waterfront Restoration can help.

Zebra mussels can filter out large amounts of food and nutrients from the water, hurting the environment and organisms in it. This invasive species can also clog water intake pipes.

How can you help? Clean your boat and other structures before moving them to a new location, drain all the water from the boat before transporting them, and dispose of bait properly.

At Waterfront Restoration, we get to the root and protect our waters. Zebra mussel cleanup improves safety within swimming areas, reducing the chances of cuts. Our SCUBA technicians remove zebra mussels manually by scraping or using high pressures hot water on dock poles, boat lifts, and other areas. Schedule your zebra mussel cleanup today!



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