Welcome to the web site for the Portage-Crooked Lakes Improvement Association (known as PCLIA)

Attention Lake Residents and visitors:    Please use judgment when boating — try not to create large wakes with your watercraft that will wash over the shorelines and create significant erosion.  Many lake residents have been or are in the process of working in conjunction with the DNR to protect their shorelines from any further erosion.   With your cooperation, we can keep any damage to the lake and all of your shorelines to a minimum.

   Thank you!!!


Serving the Portage, Hanks, Sugar and Crooked chain of lakes.

The Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation under the laws of Minnesota, Statutes Chapter 317A.
We are classified by the Internal Revenue Service as  501(c)4

The purpose of the PCLIA is to preserve and improve the condition and quality of our lakes and the surrounding area. We strive to create a spirit of cooperation and community with all property owners on the chain of lakes.

If you have any suggestions for improvements to the website or would like to contribute any updates (news, committee updates, photos, etc) please contact the web administrator at info@pclia.com

Information on grants available for shoreline restoration projects

Healthy Lakes: ‘Cabin close-up’ a time to inspect boats and water equipment for invasive species

2019 PCLIA Membership Form 


2018 Boat Parade Winners!

Winner of the Traveling Trophy — Lund Family / Willie Wonka



Three $50 prize winners:

Morrison Family — Happy Days


Larson Family — Roundhouse Brewery / Free Beer


Vada Family — Vada’s Vessel

Hamlin Family — Honorable Mention —




Upcoming Events

May 4, 2019:  Welcome Back to the Lakes
Details in the November 2018 newsletter

May 11 – August 23    Northern Pike Fishing Contest
Details in the April/May  newsletter

July 2019:  Pontoon & Boat Parade
Date & time to be anounced

September 14, 2019:  Annual Fall Dinner