Lake Tips


Water Quality Report

The board consistently works to keep our lake clean for everyone’s enjoyment. Interested in learning more about the quality of our lake, please attend of our monthly or annual meetings.

Lake Vegetation

Get familiar with the vegetation located in the lake. While some may not like the vegetation, the ecology of the lake benefits from some of the vegetation. While sometimes not wanted for fun in the sun, the clarity of the lake may depend on some of it.

See the types of lake vegetation

Weed Control

OWL works to get the permits required for weed control on the lake. The schedule of weed control will be listed here. Please reference the Treatment Notice provided by the week management company contracted.

Maintaining your Lakefront Lawn

Do your part to help keep our lake healthy. Fertilizer, leaves, and any other debris cause our lake to increase allege which lowers the visibility and quality of our water.

  • Do not fertilize your lawn. Lake water (outside of treatment times) is very beneficial for your lawn. Consider installing a lake pump and you will have all the fertilizer your lawn will need to be beautiful and green.
  • Bag your leaves and remove them. Do not blow leaves or any grass clipping into the lake.

Wake Boats and Jet Skis Impact to Lake Health and Shorelines

Getting too close to the shore is deteriorating the shoreline. According to the DNR:
1. Boats operating in wake-surfing mode or wake-boarding mode, during which boat speed, wave shapers, and/or ballast are used to increase wave height, should operate at least 500 feet from docks or the shoreline, regardless of water depth.

2. Boats operating in wake-surfing or wake-boarding modes should operate in water at least 15 feet deep.

Many areas of Woodland Lake cannot accommodate the 500 feet requirement from the shoreline. It is also not 15 feet deep in most of the lake. When using a wake boat on the lake, when in these non-qualifying locations, please ride at a no-wake speed.

For other speed boats, there is a 100-foot distance from the shoreline when creating a wave.