Deer Lake Improvement Association

Deer Lake is located in western Wisconsin, five miles east of the beautiful and historic St. Croix River Valley. Between the lake and the river are many large gorges in the rocks, left by glaciers over 12,000 years ago.

These gorges, many over 100 feet deep, are called dalles. The lake is spring fed both internally and externally and covers over 840 acres with a maximum depth of 46 feet. A small dam at the east end of the lake helps assure a near-constant water level.

The interesting and colorful trees lining the shoreline include towering evergreens and oaks.

In the time since the first frame cabin was built on the lake in 1903, the lake has seen steady, yet conscientious development. It is now considered one of the most desirable lakes in Wisconsin.

We hope you enjoy the website and find the information contained here useful. All photos on this website were taken on or around Deer Lake. If you have comments that you would like to share, we’d love to hear your feedback. Click here to e-mail comments.

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Welcome to the Lake

Deer Lake Improvement Association

Deer Lake Improvement Association is dedicated to the preservation of Deer Lake through social interaction, education, recreation and the implementation of short and long term environmental goals and practices.
Deer Lake Improvement Association eagle just above the lake
DLIA Board Members
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Deer Lake Improvement Association Pontoon with band on the lake
Memories In the Making
“Life may not be the party we’d hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.” ~ Unknown
Deer Lake Improvement Association canoe on the dock
Fireworks, Wild Life, Social Gatherings, On the Lake
“Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds, exhilarate the spirit, and restore the tone of languid nature.” ~ William Cowper
Deer Lake Improvement Association Golden Eagle on a log
What's New
“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
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Aquatic Plant Management Center
What's New in 2023
Deer Lake Improvement Association two gentleman and a dog on the dock
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~Aldo Leopold

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