The Deer Lake Association (DLA) is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer Minnesota non-profit serving as a steward for Deer Lake, a public water body owned by the people of Minnesota. DLA is organized primarily to preserve and improve Deer Lake water quality. To achieve this mission, DLA represents or engages the broader Deer Lake community -- including all who use Deer Lake, depend upon Deer Lake, or whose actions affect Deer Lake. Examples include anglers, recreational boaters, visitors, resorts, camps, campgrounds, guests, hunters, wildlife, advocate organizations, units of government, those who use or own Deer Lake lakeshore or watershed property, together with the businesses that serve us. DLA also builds community by providing service, educational, and social activities for our members and surrounding area residents.