Otter Tail County, founded in 1858, is 2,225 square miles and is comprised of cities such as Fergus Falls, Battle Lake, Richville, and Bluffton. Living here gives you access to fantastic schools, convenient recreational locations, great weather, and an abundance of excellent real estate.

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Schools in Otter Tail County

Otter Tail County is made up of seven separate school districts, including:

  • Battle Lake Public School District
  • Fergus Falls Public School District
  • Henning Public School District
  • New York Mills Public School District
  • Parkers Prairie Public School District
  • Perham Public School District
  • Underwood Public School District

With highly rated schools such as Battle Lake Elementary School and Kennedy Secondary School, Otter Tail County guarantees high standards of education for all age levels.

Otter Tail County Recreation & Parks

Otter Tail County offers several parks and other recreational activities throughout its expansive territory.

Phelps Mill County Park includes areas for fishing, picnic tables, picnic shelters, and historic mill building to explore.

Inspiration Peak is the highest point in the county at an astounding 1,750 feet. This location, located just outside of Urbank, is a great place for hiking, and provides a fantastic view to anyone who can make it to the top.

Pebble Lake Golf Course can be found in the city of Fergus Falls. This 18-hole golf course, founded in 1941, offers several challenges, but is still great for golfers of any skill level.

Maplewood State Park sits amid tree-lined hills and contains plants and animals from both the eastern forests and western prairies. This wonderful nature reserve provides eight lakes for visitors swimming, fishing, or just relaxing.

Otter Tail County Weather

Otter Tail County weather is like what you can expect from Minnesota as a whole.

This area has a continental climate, meaning it has hot summers with cold winters. Its location means it is one of the few areas in the United States which experience four completely distinct seasons, and residents can expect to see a wide variety of weather.

Winter is generally made up of freezing to below freezing temperatures, as well as extensive snowfall.

Summers consist of temperatures ranging from 80 degrees Fahrenheit to 115 degrees Fahrenheit with moderate humidity.

Otter Tail County Real Estate

Real estate is abundant in Otter Tail County and can be found at extraordinary prices.

The county’s official website explains that “All deeds, mortgages, releases and other documents are filed at the Recorder’s Office. It is important to search the records to see how title is held and for any liens when completing any real estate transaction.”

Houses can be found in an extremely wide price range. This range is generally between $65,000$500,000 no matter which area of the county you are in.

Aside from homes, plots of land can be purchased, primarily in the southern areas of the county, for $15,000 – $100,000.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Call Tom Verhelst at 218-205-2604 | Karen Zell at 218-731-6836 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.