Welcome to Little Birch Lake Improvement Association!


Little Birch Lake is located one mile east of Ward Springs, Minnesota, in North Central Stearns County, with over one-half of the water and watershed in Todd County. The lake is 838 acres in size with a maximum depth of 89 feet. The Little Birch Lake Improvement Association is an organization dedicated to water quality.


  • Important dates for 2024:
    • Golf Outing – August 16th
    • Dinner Dance – September 14th at Shattuck’s Hub
  • Northern Harvest Tournament is open and runs through June 30th, 2024
    • Please continue to take the smaller pike from the lake
    • Pike between 22 and 26 inches must be thrown back
    • See contest flyer¬†here for more details
  • Invasive and Weed Control
    • Curly Leaf Pondweed treatment occurred on May 2nd
    • Monitoring two areas where Eurasian Water Milfoil was found and treated last fall throughout this summer
  • Watershed
    • The SRSWD district has approved starting to work on the outlet dam project
    • Effort for planning and acquiring necessary permits/bids to occur this fall
    • Assessment process for property owners is underway, expected to take a couple more months
  • If you are interested in joining the LBLIA Board or a committee, contact Steve Gudgell
  • Anyone interested in chairing the Dinner Dance should contact a board member or Steve
  • Thinking about taking online Boat and water safety class?¬† Click here for more info.