Horseshoe Lake is located on the border of Polk and Barron Counties about three miles northwest of the town of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin. Approximately 60% of the lake is in Polk County. The lake has 389 surface water acres.


The Lake District brings lakeshore owners together to discuss matters that affect the quality of life on the lake, agree on appropriate actions and establish a yearly budget. The Lake District operates under the guidelines and requirements of Section 33 of the Wisconsin Statues. All Horseshoe lakeshore property owners of record are voting members of the Lake District and are encouraged to participate in Lake District member meetings.


The first Annual Meeting of the Horseshoe Lake Public Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District was held at 9:00 AM, August 20, 2016 in the Middle Pavilion of Turtle Lake Village Park. Go to this link to review the August 20, 2016 Lake District meeting minutes.


Important Notice - Chemical Treatment of Eurasion Water Milfoil:
With the assistance of Northern Aquatic Services, the Horseshoe Lake District applied for a chemical application to treat 4.22 acres of Eurasion Water Milfoil. The data used for the application was provided by our fall 2016 plant survey compiled by Matt Berg. The application has been approved and the permit was issued April 24th. The work will be completed in May or June, 2017 (good weather required for chemical application).
Go to this link to review the Permit Application and Map of the proposed treatment areas.

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Go to this link to review the Citizen Lake Level Monitoring, 2016 Horseshoe Lake Report.

Go to this link to review the Internal Phosphorus Loading and Sediment Phosphorus Fractionation Analysis for Horseshoe Lake, Wisconsin. (Report issued December 2016.)

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Zebra Mussel News: Zebra mussels have been found in nearby Deer Lake. This lake joins the list of over 250 lakes and rivers throughout Wisconsin where this invasive species has been discovered. (Our lake is not on the list.) The Polk County website has important information. As stated there, "With zebra mussels likely present in Polk County it is more important than ever that lake residents know how to identify zebra mussels and participate in prevention activities such as Clean Boats, Clean Waters and the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network for Aquatic Invasive Species."
Polk County workshop (free):
Aquatic Invasive Species Citizen Lake Monitoring Network training (with lunch) from 11-2 on Wednesday, June 14th.
To register for this workshop, contact Katelin Anderson, Information and Education Coordinator, Polk County Land and Water Resources Department, 100 Polk County Plaza-Ste 120 Balsam Lake, WI 54810. Phone: 715-485-8637. Email: katelin.anderson@co.polk.wi.us

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2017 Lake District Events and Meetings:

April 21st, Turtle Lake High School Earth Day Clean Up at Beaver Town Park.
May 6th, 9:30 am, Lake District Board meeting at the Beaver Town hall.
June 3rd and 4th, free fishing weekend in Wisconsin. Landing volunteers needed. Please call Jack at 612-616-6254.
June 10th, 9:30 am, Horseshoe Lake District volunteer cleanup of Beaver town park and landing (mowing, weed whipping, brush clean up, and some raking).
July 3 - 6 Boat Landing Blitz, Landing volunteers needed.
July 4th Boat Parade, 2:00 pm, line up at the old Horseshoe Lake swimming beach. No water play during the parade. Travel the whole route. Landing volunteers needed.
August 12th, 4:00 pm, The Horseshoe Lake District Picnic will be held at the County Line Bar and Grill, 3 220th Ave, Comstock, WI 54826. 4:00 pm greet and meet, 5:00 pm dinner. Free beer (while it lasts), bean bag games and prizes sponsored by Pam Nelson, Lakes & Pines Insurance. Broasted chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and dessert bars will be served. $5.00 per person. Maximum number of people 200 with a limit of six people per property. Picnic RSVP deadline July 8th. The outside bar will be open to purchase other refreshments. Please mail checks payable to HILA (Horseshoe Lake Improvement Association). Mailing address: Pam Nelson, 1670 1/2 Street, Turtle Lake, WI 54889.
Please indicate the number of adults and children attending the picnic. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, you may email Pam at: pjninsurance@gmail.com or call her at: 612-616-6225. We look forward to seeing you there!
August 19th, 9:30 am, Annual Lake District budget meeting at the Beaver Town Hall for full board and all members.

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A lake district is the most inclusive form of government that exists in the US. The lake district board does not make any decisions. The members (the landowners, both residents and non-residents) who attend lake district meetings, discuss matters and then vote on those matters make the lake district decisions.

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Horseshoe Lake Ice Out History:
1982
4/23
1983
4/22
1984
4/14
1985
4/12
1986
4/8
1987
3/29
1988
4/7
1989
4/18
1990
4/8
1991
 ???
1992
 ???
1993
4/19
1994
4/13
1995
4/21
1996
4/26
1997
4/20
1998
3/31
1999
4/5
2000
3/24
2001
4/16
2002
4/16
2003
4/14
2004
4/13
2005
4/12
2006
4/09
2007
3/29
2008
4/26
2009
4/10
2010
3/30
2011
4/15
2012
3/19
2013
5/8
2014
4/28
2015
3/31
2016
3/28
2017
3/30