Welcome to the WBLLA Webpage

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West Battle Lake . . . Almost Heaven!

Welcome to the West Battle Lake Lakeshore Association Web Site 

We Hope You Find the Site Interesting and Informative 

OUR MISSION:  “To preserve and enhance the ecology of West Battle Lake so that it may be enjoyed by current and future generations”    

Upcoming Events:

Membership Dues: Our $25 annual West Battle Lake Lakeshore Association (WBLLA) dues request letter will be mailed soon. Please respond in a timely manner and also include your current email address so we may keep you all current on WBLLA events and efforts.

June 24th: Our Annual West Battle Lake meeting of the Lakeshore Association is scheduled for 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 24th 2017 at the Lake Area Community Center in Battle Lake. Pancakes served by the Lions Club prior to the meeting at 8:00 AM

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Click HERE to Review West Battle Lake Aquatic Vegetation Point-Intercept Survey Document

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Click HERE for latest DNR Info on Zebra Mussels found in West Battle Lake


Adult Zebra Mussel -Please Note Zebra-like Strips on Shell

DNR found three zebra mussels in West Battle Lake, so what do we do in the meantime?  We do the following:

When removing boats, docks, lifts and other water related equipment from our lake, carefully inspect everything to make sure there are no aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels or Eurasian watermilfoil. Look at the posts, wheels, and underwater support bars of docks and lifts, as well as any parts of boats, pontoons, and rafts that may have been submerged in water for an extended period.

If you suspect aquatic invasive species, please call:   Mark Ranweiler (DNR) at 218-739-7576 ext 254

WBL Infected Areas

Two Zebra Mussel Locations on West Battle Lake July 27 and 28, 2016 – Three Zebra Mussels Found


Past EVENTS:  Battle Lake 125th Year Celebration July 16 thru July 24, 2016 > Click HERE For Day-to-Day Events


Battle Lake Labor Day Airshow The Gathering of Planes

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Click HERE to view 82 JPEG Photos from Sept 3, 2016 Event 

Instructions for Dropbox Use: Once you open the photo URL link, simply click once on any of the Dropbox photo thumbnails to start a slide shown full screen on your computer – navigate photos using the left or right arrow keyboard keys or by clicking the mouse button over the navigation arrows below the images. To download any of the photos to your computer hard drive simply select the “Download button” in the upper right hand corner of the photo viewing screen.

– WCCO Goin’ to the Lake – Summer 2015

Goin to the Lake WCCO

Mike & Natalie Visit Battle Lake (Day 1)

Mike & Natalie Visit Battle Lake (Day 2)

Going To The Lake: Battle Lake Links

Photo Gallery: Goin’ To The Lake In Battle Lake

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Prospect House Museum & Civil War Display
Lakes Area Art Gallery & Tour
Otter Trail Scenic Byway
Ben’s Bait Shop
Otter Trail Scenic Byway
Granny’s Pantry
Prospect House Museum & Civil War Display
Inspiration Peak
Shore Line Restaurant, Bar And Bowl
1st National Bank Henning, Ottertail And Battle Lake


You can help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species!

Ø   Volunteer to monitor a access for 2 hours ONE weekend and hand out AIS prevention brochures

Ø   Volunteer to assist with Zebra_Mussel_Monitoring Initiative

Ø  Communicate,  Communicate,  Communicate the risks and impacts of aquatic invasive species

If you have any interest in volunteering to help with this initiative

Even if it is as little of a couple hours on a summer weekend

Contact: Chad Schaeferat cschaefer@arvig.net

DNR Documentary: Aquatic Invasive Species – Minnesota Waters At Risk (25 minutes)  



Contact Us Thru Email . . .

Email > wbllamn@gmail.com



2016 -2017 WBLLA Board of Directors

Jerry Horgen – President / Newsletter (Grace Etta) 

Steve Kirchner , Treasurer & VP – (Ferncliffe) 

Michael Smith – Webpage (Fair Oaks) *Rejoined Board   

Jay Anderson – (Beverly)

Wes Evavold – (Beverly)

Chuck Reeves  – (Wenonga) 

Louise Reeves – (Wenonga)     

Michael Rye – (Fern Cliff)

Mike Kloubec – Fisheries Reports (Clarissa Haven)

Craig Haukebo – (Radahl)  Past President

Chad Schaefer – (Clarissa Haven) 

Click HERE to See Map of Beach Zones Noted in Board Listing


NOTE: Craig Haukebo stepped down from the lake board this September, Thank You Craig for ALL your support and help on the WBLLA Board!

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2016 – 2017 WBLLA Board of Directors

Names Left to Right: Jerry Horgen, Jay Anderson, Louise Reeves, Mike Kloubec, Chuck Reeves, Michael Rye, and Craig Haukebo,

Not Shown: Chad Schaefer, Steve Kirchner, Wes Evahold and *Michael Smith

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