OLCA Objectives

The Otter Lake Cottagers Association consists of cottagers and their families who own property on the lake and pay annual dues to the Association. The Association objectives include: 

2023 Stan Wootton Love Your Lake Paddle

The annual paddle around the lake will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 2nd.  Rev. Stanley Wootton was a long time Otter Laker who was a friend to all. Stan passed away at the age of 91 on June 3, 2021.

2023 Annual General Meeting and Fun Day

The AGM will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5th at cottage #60.

Fun Day will start with the Canoe & Kayak Races at 11 a.m.


For questions or further information about the Otter Lake Cottagers Association, send a detailed email to

Landfill & Recycling Depot

The Landfill & Recycling depot used by Otter Lake cottagers is the Dorset Landfill site at 1087 Maple Ridge Drive, off Kawagama Lake Road (County Rd 8). For more information, including Hours of Operation, call 705-489-2379 or click here.

Cottage Posters

Here are two sets of posters from the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations (CHA) that you might find useful to print and post at your cottage.

Posters For Renters

Septic Tips

Poop Talk

Septic systems are the number one cause of pollution in our lakes. Is yours working properly? Listen to the informative and always entertaining Rob Davis and learn everything that you’ve ever wanted to know about septic systems and then some.

The Cottage Kit

The Cottage Kit, which is provided by the Township of Algonquin Highlands, contains everything a family renting a cottage needs in order to manage their garbage and recycling for a week. Click to view the brochure.

Be BEAR Aware

You may not even know you are doing it. You could be attracting bears onto your property and into your community. Garbage is the main reason why bears are drawn into communities. Bird and pet food, greasy barbecues and ripe or decaying fruit, berries and vegetables are other invitations to bears to forage for food in your yard. This is not good for you, for your neighbours or for bears.

For more information on bears go to the Ministry of Natural Resources website go to: - and click on "Bear Wise"

Birds at Otter Lake

Here is a list of birds seen at the lake. If you have any additions for the list, send an email to Click dropdown to view the current list.


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