Photo credit: Scottie Baker of Natúra Productions.

Welcome to the Otsego Lake Association

Our Mission

The Mission of the Otsego Lake Association is to support and further the implementation of the "Plan for the Management of the Otsego Lake Watershed" issued in 2002.  (updated 2007)

Recent News

July 4th, 2014.

"We Love Our Lake, Boat Parade"

        The first Annual July 4th Otsego Lake boat parade was a huge success many thanks to the boat parade committee for all their hard work in organizing the event. Special thanks to Louis Busch Hager Jr. and his boat the Chief Uncas. Very special thanks to the 35 plus decorated boats that participated. Some pictures of the parade have been uploaded click here. With so many amazingly decorated boats it was very difficult for the judges (Scottie Baker, Wayne Bunn & Paul Lord) to choice the winners. Congratulations to the following winners.

Antique or classic Boat: Chief Uncas - Louis Busch Hager Jr.
Man-powered: no participants, so this prize was awarded to the Pirate Ship
Original or unusual: Titanic - William and Mickie Richtsmeier
Patriotic theme: Flags - Catherine and Don Raddatz.
Photo credit for Patriotic theme: Tina Claiborne (daughter of Scottie Baker).
Joyful/party decor: Disney - Tom Chase
Humorous: Santa/Noel - Keith and Kay Additon
Grand prize/best of parade: Gilligan's Island
Photo credit: Timothy Pokorny

June 28th, 2014.

        Attention photographers!! Weather you float your boat or view from shore submit YOUR best photo of OUR "We Love Our Lake, Boat Parade" held on July 4th, 2014 on Otsego Lake, NY to If your photo is used on our website or other OLA promotions you get one FREE OLA t-shirt. Limit one entry/photo per person. Entries must be submitted via email by 5:00pm Tuesday July 15th, 2014 to be eligible. Submitted photos must be used by December 31st, 2014 to receive prize. After December 31st, 2014 OLA reserves the right to use all photos on our website and/or promotions without awarding a prize. Please provide name, age & additional contact information so we may contact any winners and provide photo credit to each entry. If more than one photo is submitted only the first photo will be considered for prize. OLA is not responsible for lost or misplaced entries.

May 18th, 2014.

BFS Volunteer Dive Team.

       The all volunteer dive team has deployed all 19 no-wake buoys for the 2014 season.
Photo credit: Timothy Pokorny

May 10th, 2014.

BFS Volunteer Dive Team

       The all volunteer dive team needs your help. Certified volunteer divers & dive tenders/boat drivers are needed to assist with BFS projects throughout the summer. If you can volunteer your time please contact for more information.

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting

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