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What year did OSL open?

We opened in 2004.

Are there any houses on the lake?

No, Newton Lake is a State Park, with all the land around it owned by the power plant.

How deep is Newton Lake?

Deepest creek channels are about 35 feet deep at full pool.

Which pro has done the most tv shows at OSL?

Denny Brauer- 17

How many TV shows has OSL done on Newton Lake?

Over 55 TV shows to date

What year did the lake open?


How many acres is Newton Lake?

1775 acres

Is Newton Lake closed at any time?

The lake is closed 7 days a year during shotgun deer season, which is 3 days in November and 4 days in December.

How far is OSL from the boat ramp?

¾ mile

How many boat ramps are on the lake?


Are bigger boats allowed on the lake?

Yes, operating on trolling motor only except to load/unload from trailer.

Is there a horsepower limit?

Yes, 25 hp max

What are the biggest bass you have caught at Newton Lake?

My three biggest bass weighed 9-12, 9-2, 9-0.

Does the lake ever freeze?

No the warm water from the power plant keeps it above freezing all year long.

Do customers get there own cabin?

Yes, no one except for your own party has the same cabin.

What are check in/check out times?

Check out time is 11 am
Check in time is 3 pm

Does OSL have grills?

Yes, each building has its own charcoal grill. Customers are responsible for supplying the charcoal/starter for them. (except for all inclusives)

Are there any restrictions at OSL?

We try to keep our facilities as pristine as possible for everyone. Therefore we have two restrictions-which include no pets and no smoking inside OSL cabins.

What about laundry facilities?

Each OSL cabin has its own laundry facility.

Does OSL have WIFI?

Yes-Free wireless internet.

Where are all inclusive meals served?

In the guests private cabin

Are there any restaurants in the vicinity of Newton Lake?

Vic’s Bar and Grill is in the area, but only serves food on Friday and Saturday nights. Each of our cabins does have a full kitchen and our all inclusive package include all your meals.