News and Events



Adopt-A-Highway:  The 2021 Spring Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup date is May 1st. Meet at Bell's Resort parking lot at 10 am. Thank you to the SLPOA members that volunteer.

Board Meeting:   Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 33023 380th Street, Dent, MN (Gary Miller's cabin). Meetings are held at 6:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend. (April meeting was canceled.)

SLPOA 2021 Annual Meeting:  Saturday, June 12th, 2021 will be at Camp Joy from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.

Small Northern Tournament:   Saturday, June 19, 2021.  Link to 2020 Rules and Reminders to Teams and Results/Photos

SLPOA 2020 Annual Meeting:  Due to Covid, the annual meeeting was not held.

SLPOA 2019 Annual Meeting:  The 2019 meeting was held Saturday, June 22nd at Camp Joy. Link to Minutes

SLPOA 2018 Annual Meeting:  Link to Minutes and Handouts Lakescaping and Restore Your Shoreline - Native Buffers

July 4th Boat Parade:  Sunday, July 4, 2021. Parade starts at 1 pm. See below for more info and disclaimer.

Annual Lake Wide Picnic:  The 2019 Autumn Star Lake picnic was held Saturday, August 24th at the home of Gail and Mike Hagen (north side of Star Lake). A fun afternoon of yard games, visiting and great food was enjoyed by those who attended. The first picnic (2015) was on the north side of the main lake, the second (2016) was in the west arm, and the third (2017) was on the Camp Joy side of the main lake. It is always fun to enjoy different sides of the lake, meet new friends and visit with neighbors.



Shooting Star Casino on Star LakeOn August 31, 2018 White Earth Reservation Business Committee rescinded the Star Lake Resolution. This means that the casino project has ended. To stay informed about the Star Lake Casino project we created a page that has links to newspaper articles, press releases and the Star Lake Township website. We will add information to this page as it becomes available. Click the link for details about this important issue impacting our lake: Casino Information

Low Interest Loans for Septic Systems:  The Agricultural Best Management Practice Loan Program (AgBMP) provides loans to rural landowners to implement water quality improvement projects. Low interest loans for septic systems:  3% Loans; 10 Year Maximum Term; Issued by Local Lenders; Must Replace or Repair an Existing Failing or Non-Compliant System; Individual and Cluster Systems, Businesses, and Sewer Connections may be Eligible.  Apply at the East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District:  Aimee Duchene, 801 Jenny Ave SW, Perham, MN 56573, 218-346-9105.  (Source:  OTC website - June 6, 2018)

Septic System Maintenance (6 page PDF):  U of M - Septic System Management Plan

High School Fishing League:   On the evening of July 12, 2018, the Heart O' Lakes High School Fishing League held a tournament on Star Lake; 50 teams participated. Click to view a PDF of the Results. You can also visit the Heart O Lakes Fishing League Facebook page to see photos from the Star Lake tournament.



Every year on July 4th there is a boat parade on Star Lake. This is a fun family activity for parade participants as well as those watching from shore. Anyone can be in the parade. Revolving trophies are awarded for the categories of "Most Creative" and "Most Patriotic" and the respective winners judge the following year. Weather permitting, the parade begins in the north arm and works its way around the lake.

Here are photos of the 2020 Most Creative Award (Circus) and Most Patriotic Award (American Flag). See the Photo Gallery for more pictures of this year's parade as well as past boat parades.

2020 winner creative 2020 winner patrioticDisclaimer:  The Star Lake Boat Parade is not sponsored, organized or sanctioned by the Star Lake Property Owners' Association and the Association assumes no liability. The date and time of the parade along with photos of past parades are provided as public information only.