The Board of
Directors of the Oquaga Lake Improvement Association has decided to
provide brightly colored identifying stickers for all water craft on
the lake. These will identify the boats that belong to the residents
of Oquaga Lake.
stickers are to be placed on either the right side of the windshield
or the right side of the bow area of each water craft, so that it is
visible from the shore or from other boats. This is the starboard or
driver’s side of the boat.
Oquaga Lake is
surrounded by private lands: property that is owned by you and your
neighbors. There are continuing instances of trespass by non-residents
who use the lake for fishing and other recreational purposes.
To access Oquaga
Lake, a non-resident must cross an area of private property which, if
done without the permission of the owner, constitutes trespass.
boats belonging to Oquaga Lake residents and their guests, other
individuals not authorized to have lake access can be noted and
appropriate authorities can be notified to take action.
Residents will be
provided with color coded stickers for each of their boats and other
water craft and, in addition if they so desire, “Guest” IDs which can
be worn by their visitors who might be using the lake.
This will provide
an easy method of identification for all residents and their guests.
It will also provide a greater method of control and enable our
friends at Scott’s Hotel, who graciously allow us to use their
launching area, to determine who is authorized to use the lake. All
hotels on the lake (Scott’s, Chestnut, Alexander’s B&B) will be
provided with sufficient guest passes to ensure their guests will
enjoy every aspect of their stay on beautiful Oquaga Lake.
It is with the
cooperation of every resident of Oquaga Lake that we can continue to
keep our Lake beautiful. By preventing unauthorized access to the lake
we can better control our fish stocking program, prevent the
introduction of zebra mussels and other potential environmental
threats, and increase the basic security of our homes and property.
If you have water
craft (motor boats, sail boats, row boats, canoes, kayaks, etc.),
please call Barbara M and tell her how many stickers you will require.
Also, if you have visitors who occasionally bring a water craft to use
on the lake, please let Barbara know that as well, and we will provide
a guest ID with lanyard that your guest can wear or carry while on the
We appreciate your
participation in this program. If you have comments regarding this
plan, please contact any Board Member.