Lake Orion Lake Association

Welcome to Lake Orion Lake Association (LOLA)
Founded in 1977


Upcoming Event - Dragon on the Lake Lighted Boat Parade Friday Aug 23

Free Event with Cash Prizes


Coming Soon on Lake Orion - Free Event with Cash Prizes & Awards

Dragon on the Lake Lighted Boat Parade 

Friday, Aug 23 - Starting at 8:30 pm at Green’s Park

Hosted by Lake Orion Lake Association (LOLA) 

Sponsored by Ray C’s Cycle & Sports, Inc

The famous Lake Orion Dragon “tamed and handled” by Scott Campbell and his crew will lead the lighted boat parade around Lake Orion starting from Green’s Park. The Dragon really likes those red flares as he swims around the lake so light them up to get the dragon closer to you.

This year is the Tenth Annual Lighted Boat Parade and we want to really kick this event into high gear by encouraging people to join in and support this event. There is no theme or special rules. Just have fun!

Plan on joining in on the fun and decorate your boat to win a cash prize and commemorative wall plague. The 1st place winner’s name will be added to the Trophy Cup. Winning entries will receive a cash prize of $300.00 for 1st Place, $150.00 for 2nd Place and $50.00 for 3rd Place and commemorative wall plagues for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention.  Panel of judges determine the top four boats based on decorations, lighting, eye appeal and participants enthusiasm. 

· Your boat must be registered to qualify for the prizes and awards

· There is no cost for registration

· Registration will be Friday evening, Aug 23 from 7-8

· Look for the Registration Boat with LOLA banners near the Lake Orion Boat Club

· For more information call Jerry Richards 248-770-5697

Presentation of awards & prizes will be Sunday afternoon at the DOTL Main Lake Entertainment Stage

Consider the possibilities - This could be a team building event for your work place, church group, kids clubs or a special event with family and friends working together for a common goal. 

The fun is there for the taking. Hope to see your boat in the parade! 

About Us

Concerned Citizens for a Better Lake Community

To promote, advocate, and protect the best interests of the area through preservation of the natural beauty of the Lake Orion and it's environment

Benefits of Joining LOLA

 • Being part of an organization dedicated to the preservation of our lake community

Benefits of Joining LOLA 

 • Being part of an organization dedicated to the preservation of our lake community

 • Provides a forum for inputting your interests and concerns to local governmental agencies

 • Staying abreast of potential problems and developments involving Lake Orion

What Does LOLA Do?

Lake Orion Algae & Weed Management SAD – Approval of the Lake Orion SAD by Orion Township Board highlights the most significant undertaking ever by LOLA and the importance of having a strong lake association.  Success was underscored by maintaining complete transparency throughout the process including preparation of Informational Packets announcing the SAD along with key information explaining the SAD in detail.  This was followed by an Informational Meeting hosted by LOLA.  Using area coordinators from our Neighborhood Weed Treatment Program, we were able to obtain the needed petition signatures in a thirty day period keeping the proposed SAD on track for implementation in 2015.  We are very proud of this accomplishment and could not have done it without your support. 

 • No-Wake Buoy Program – The No-Wake Buoy Program was established in 1986 by LOLA to address lake resident concerns with protection of our shorelines from erosion due to boat wakes.  There are seventeen No-Wake buoys in the LOLA fleet with locations approved by DNR permit.  This program continues to be a LOLA commitment to Lake Orion.  LOLA volunteers maintain the fleet including seasonal installation and removal of the buoys.  Funding for the program comes from membership dues and Buoy-Buddy donations. 

 • Water Quality – LOLA participates in state-wide water quality monitoring program through the Michigan Lakes & Streams Association Cooperate Lakes Monitoring Program conducting seasonal water quality testing of Lake Orion’s water.  Testing monitors water clarity and, chlorophyll and phosphorus levels in the lake.  Results of these tests can be viewed by visiting

 • Oakland County Sheriff Marine Division Boat Patrols – LOLA has been instrumental in coordinating with Orion Township and Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Marine Division to continue the Marine patrols on Lake Orion.   

Dragon On The Lake (DOTL) Lighted Boat Parade & Dragon Boat Races – LOLA is responsible for the Lighted Boat Parade which is the kickoff for the DOTL weekend.  LOLA also supports the Dragon Boat races by providing the safety patrols for the race area to assure that the boating spectators keep their boats in the viewing area.

Join LOLA Today

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions       


                                                                                                                              Membership Dues are $20.00

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Lake Orion Lake Association

P.O. Box 446, Lake Orion, MI 48361

What Can You Do?

• Your help starts by joining LOLA and become part of an organization dedicated to our lake community

  • You can also help by volunteering for a committee

  • You can become an ambassador for LOLA by passing the word and encouraging others to join

 • If you do not want not to join but still want to help, you can make a donation to help defray our expenses 

Looking forward to seeing you join LOLA today

 Your support is key to LOLA’s success!

PLM Notice of 2019 Lake Treatments

Click the download button to see the PLM Notice 2018 for Lake Treatment Dates on Lake Orion