Otter Spring House

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Otter Spring House
Otter Spring House is located in Wisconsin
Otter Spring House
Otter Spring House is located in the US
Otter Spring House
Nearest city Lincoln, Wisconsin
Coordinates 45°35′22″N 88°48′49″W / 45.58944°N 88.81361°W / 45.58944; -88.81361Coordinates: 45°35′22″N 88°48′49″W / 45.58944°N 88.81361°W / 45.58944; -88.81361
Area 9.8 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1933
Built by Civilian Conservation Corps Company 649
Architectural style Rustic
NRHP reference # 99000684[1]
Added to NRHP June 3, 1999

The Otter Spring House is a historic spring house in the Town of Lincoln in Forest County, Wisconsin. The spring house was built on Otter Spring in 1933 as a Civilian Conservation Corps project. It was originally built to supply water to the CCC's Waubikon Lake Camp but was insufficient for that purpose. Since its construction, the Potawatomi have used the spring house for ceremonial and religious purposes. Potawatomi ritual feasts must use spring water, as springs are considered "living waters"; when taking water from the spring, the Potawatomi offer a thanksgiving prayer and a tobacco offering.[2] The spring house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 3, 1999.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Otter Spring House". National Register or State Register. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 

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