LAKE WILDWOOD ASSOCIATION
POLICIES, RULES, AND PROCEDURES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
POLICY RULE PROCEDURE
CONTROL OF RECREATION FACILITIES 9.10
Swimming Pool Access and Use R-9.10.10
Use of Parks, Beaches and Softball Field R-9.10.20
Marina Recreation Facility R-9.10.40
Rules For Tennis R-9.10.50
Recreation Programs R-9.10.60
Reservations of Recreational Facilities R-9.10.70
LAKE USE 9.20
Lake Use R-9.20.10
Boat Use R-9.20.15
Hunting and Fishing R-9.20.20
Protection Against Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation 9.25
BOAT STORAGE 9.30
Boat Storage in Lake Wildwood R-9.30.10
Subject: Control of Recreation Facilities
Purpose: To establish Policies for operation and use of recreation facilities other than Golf.
1. The Board of Directors shall have the responsibility to operate the recreation facilities in the best interest of
the Lake Wildwood Association members. These facilities shall include, but not be limited to, the
swimming pool, parks, beaches, softball field, marina, marina recreation building, tennis courts, lake, and
boat storage facilities.
2. The Association shall assure maximum enjoyment of the recreation facilities by the membership and
establish equitable use fees.
3. The Association shall charge the Recreation Staff, under the direction of the General Manager, with the
authority and responsibility to manage the recreation facilities.
4. The Association may restrict recreational amenity privileges pursuant to Article III, Section 2 of the
Declaration of Restrictions if necessary.
5. The Board of Directors shall establish Rules to assure compliance with this policy. Violations of these
Rules shall result in disciplinary action including temporary or permanent denial of amenity privileges.
6. Social and/or recreational activities of individual members, member groups, or member "clubs" shall not be
subsidized by the Association.
7. The General Manager, in coordination with the Recreation Director and with Board approval, shall
establish and enforce such Departmental Procedures as may be necessary to enforce the Rules established.
8. See Golf Operations & Maintenance Policy 7.20 regarding charitable donations, participation in
charitable and other non-profit events and the use of common facilities by charitable and other non-
profit organizations both within and outside of Lake Wildwood.
Authority: Article I, Section 9; Article II, Sections 1 and 3; Article III, Sections 1, 2, 7, and 8, of the Declaration of
Subject: Swimming Pool Access and Use
Purpose: To establish Rules for the use of the swimming pool.
1. Use of the swimming pool shall be available to the following:
A. Association members in good standing tenants, their dependent children and their guests. who
have paid a seasonal or monthly use fee.
B. Non-member residents of Lake Wildwood, their dependent children Association members,
tenants, and their guests. Dependent children in good standing who have paid a daily use fee.
C. Guests, when must be accompanied by a Lake Wildwood Association member or tenant in good
standing. and having paid the appropriate fee.
D. Other persons admitted for competitive events which have been approved in advance by the
General Manager. for which no fee shall be charged.
2. The General Manager shall establish Departmental Procedures to provide clear and consistent handling of
swimming pool operations.
Authority: Policy 9.10.
7/27/93; 09/23/03; 04/26/05
Subject: Use of Parks, Beaches and Softball Field
Purpose: To establish Rules for the use of the parks, beaches, and softball field.
1. Parks, beaches, and the softball field shall be available to all Lake Wildwood Residents and guests subject
to applicable Security Rules.
2. Guest parking shall conform with Security Rule R-10.30.20.
3. Parks, beaches, or the softball field may be reserved for private use by any Resident or group in accordance
with Rule R-9.10.70.
4. Golfing or hitting golf balls is prohibited in Association parks.
5. Use of the softball field for league play shall be subject to payment of a fee set each year by the Board of
6. All Association parks, beaches (including boat tie-ups), and the softball field shall be vacated by 11:00 p.m.
daily until sunrise. Exceptions for special events shall be approved in writing by the General Manager.
7. Signs shall be posted in all parks and beaches indicating park hours of sunrise to 11:00 p.m..
8. The General Manager shall establish Departmental Procedures to implement the provisions above.
Authority: Policy 9.10.
Purpose: To establish Rules to control use of the Marina.
1. Marina Gas Dock
A. Gasoline shall be sold only to Members in good standing who display a current boat registration
B. Gas fees shall be set by the Association.
C. Marina Gas Dock hours shall be set by the Recreation Director.
2. Paddleboat and Canoes
A. Paddleboats and canoes may be rented by Owners and Residents in good standing and their guests.
B. The Board of Directors shall establish rental fees for paddleboats and canoes.
3. The General Manager shall establish Departmental Procedures for the implementation of the Rules herein.
Authority: Policy 9.10.
Subject: Marina Recreation Facilities
Purpose: To establish Rules for the use of the Marina Recreation Facility.
1. Reservations of the Marina Recreation Facilities shall be restricted to Members in good standing,
committees and Lake Wildwood approved organizations.
2. The Board of Directors shall establish fees and security deposits for the Marina Recreation Facilities.
3. Reservations, contracts, fee collection and scheduling of the Marina Recreation Facilities shall occur at the
4. A schedule of building use shall be sent to the Recreation Director prior to the beginning of each month.
5. All functions at which food and alcohol are served shall require a security deposit and prior written
approval of the General Manager.
6. Groups shall be required to perform all of their own cleanup and shall be responsible for returning chairs,
tables, etc. to the storage area after the function is over.
7. Any facility damage shall be charged to the Member or Lake Wildwood approved organizations
8. The Recreation Director shall report all suspected damage to the Association Office.
9. An authorized representative of the Member, committee, or Lake Wildwood approved organizations may
pick up the building key at the North Gate and shall return it promptly after the function.
10. The General Manager shall establish Departmental Procedures to implement the provisions above.
Authority: Policy 9.10.
Subject: Rules for Tennis
Purpose: To set rules to control entrance to and use of the tennis courts.
1. The six (6) Association courts shall be restricted to use by Lot Owners, Residents, and their guests. Use of
the courts shall be limited to players obtaining entry card/s. who have paid the annual or daily tennis
amenity fees and their paid guests. A tennis Lake Wildwood Association membership card with a guest
tennis decal will authorize the holder to sponsor up to three guest players. use of the tennis courts for the
day. Authorized Lake Wildwood residents may sponsor up to three (3) guest players upon payment
of the appropriate guest fees. Tennis entry cards shall be available at locations specified by the General
2. Required annual use fees shall be paid to the Association as listed on the Association Fee
Schedule. Daily use fees must be paid to the Tennis Facility Manager or to the Recreation
Director. Lake Wildwood Association shall not charge tennis fees for play by the Recreation
Director and participants in the following events: scheduled tennis tournaments, USTA
matches, exchange matches with other clubs and other organized events that have been
approved in advance by the Tennis Facility Manager or by the Tennis Committee
3. Association members who sponsor guests are responsible to assure that guest fees are paid.
2. 4. In consultation with the Recreation Tennis Committee, the Recreation Director, and the Tennis
Professional Tennis Facility Manager, the General Manager shall prepare, publish, and revise as
appropriate a Standing Court Use Schedule for each of the six tennis courts. The Standing Court Use
Schedule shall specify the dates and times each court shall be reserved for the following uses:
a. Monday and Thursday morning: men's drop-in open play;
b. Tuesday and Friday morning: women's drop-in open play;
c. Sunday 1:00 PM: mixed doubles' drop-in open play;
d. Saturday morning: mixed doubles’ drop in
e. Professional tennis lessons;
e. f. General open play;
f. g. Youth programs; and
g. h. Tournaments and other special events.
3. 5. During General Open Play P playing time shall be limited to ninety minutes if others are waiting for the
4. 6. Annual or daily entry cards shall be displayed on the appropriate court board. Unauthorized use of entry
cards shall subject them to confiscation and the holder to a misuse fine or penalty as noted on the
established fine schedule. Violations will be reported to Security by either the Tennis Facility
Manager or the Recreation Director.
5. 7. Court reservations may be made in person on the courtside sign-up sheets or by telephone. Reserved courts
shall be forfeited if not occupied within 10 minutes of scheduled time.
6. Court use shall be in accordance with the Standing Court Use Schedule. Exceptions to the Standing Court
Use Schedule shall be approved in advance by the Tennis Professional or the Recreation Director.
7. USTA Tennis Rules and tennis courtesy applies at all times. No foul language or loud talk shall be
8. A ball machine shall be provided. The key for the storage locker may be picked up from the Pro or North
Gate Security personnel upon payment of an hourly fee.
8. A court Reservation Schedule shall be available. At the time of court reservation, the first and last
names of all players shall be logged on the Court Reservation Schedule. Exempted all players shall
be logged on the Court Reservation Schedule. Exempted from this requirement are participants in
the following events: scheduled tennis tournaments, USTA matches, and exchange matches with
other clubs and other organized functions that have been approved in advance by the Tennis Facility
Manager or by the Tennis Committee Chairperson.
9. Daily play shall be from 7:00am until Sunset on all unlighted courts - on lighted courts from 7:00am until
9. No more than two (2) courts may be used for USTA practice matches. These matches will be
scheduled only by the USTA Team Captain no more than once per week during the USTA
competition and only during open daily play.
10. Appropriate tennis attire shall be worn at all times on the courts. Shirts shall be worn at all times. Only
tennis shoes may be worn on the courts, no black soles shall be allowed.
10. Court use shall be in accordance with the Standing Court Use Schedule. Exceptions to the Standing
Court Use Schedule shall be approved in advance by the Tennis Facility Manager or the Tennis
11. Required use fees shall be paid to the Association as listed on the Association fee schedule. Lake
Wildwood Association shall not charge tennis fees for play by the Recreation Director.
11. USTA Tennis Rules and tennis courtesy apply at all times. No foul language or loud talk shall be
12. A single player may use a court for practice but shall relinquish it to two or more players upon request.
12. A ball machine shall be available. The key for the ball machine storage locker may be picked up
from the Tennis Facility Manager or from North Gate Security personnel upon payment of an hourly
13. No skateboards, rollerskates, scooters, bikes, etc. shall be allowed on courts.
13. Daily play shall be limited to the hours between 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM.
14. Appropriate tennis attire shall be worn at all times on the courts. Shirts shall be worn at all times.
No black soled shoes shall be worn on the tennis courts.
15. One (1) player may use a court for practice but shall relinquish it to two or more players upon
16. No skateboards, roller skates, scooters, bikes, etc. shall be allowed on courts.
Authority: Recreation Policy 9.10.
7/27/93, 08/24/93, 03/29/94, 08/26/97, 08/24/10
Subject: Recreational Programs
Purpose: To establish Rules for the coordination of recreational activities.
1. There shall be a program of recreation activities, prepared by the Recreation Director, reviewed by the
Recreation Committee, and approved by the General Manager.
2. This program shall cover the organized activities and use of Common Facilities designated for general
3. All recreational programs and facilities shall be intended to be for the use of all Lake Wildwood Residents
in good standing and their guests. Residents may sponsor guests on a space available basis.
4. The Association may allow limited non-resident participation per team, group, or age with the prior
approval of the General Manager.
Authority: Policy 9.10.
Subject: Reservations of Recreation Facilities
Purpose: To establish Rules for reservation of recreational facilities.
1. Reservations of recreation facilities shall be restricted to Association Members in good standing,
committees and Lake Wildwood approved organizations. Reservations shall be approved by the General
2. The Board of Directors shall establish the fees and security deposits to be charged for use of the recreation
3. Reservations shall be subject to the following conditions:
A. Non-interference with general use by the Association membership;
B. Proof of insurance coverage may be required; and
C. Prior approval of the use of alcoholic beverages.
4. Association facilities shall not be reserved for activities involving sales promotion or other commercial
Authority: Policy 9.10.
Subject: Lake Use
Purpose: To establish Policy for lake use
1. The Board of Directors shall establish Rules to insure that use of the lake by individuals
and watercraft complies with all legal restrictions and County Ordinances, safety of property and person, and
enjoyment by the membership.
2. These rules will be enforced by Lake Wildwood Security Department using beach patrols, boat patrols, normal
vehicular patrols, and any other means deemed appropriate. Lake Wildwood Security may forward citations to
Nevada County authorities as appropriate.
3. A copy of this Policy and all accompanying Rules for lake and boat use shall be distributed to all
members upon registering watercraft.
1. Before purchasing a boat, members are encouraged to contact the Chief of Security
to ensure that their boat complies with existing Lake Wildwood Rules.
1. Nevada County Ordinance, Chapter IX, Article 5, Section G-IX 5.1; Article II, Section 1, and Article III, Sections 6,
7, and 8 of the Declaration of Restrictions.
2. California Boating Laws, unless otherwise regulated by Nevada County Ordinance or applicable Rules and
Regulations lawfully adopted by Lake Wildwood Association, apply to all boats operating within Lake
3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved personal flotation devices (PFD) of the proper type and size are
required for all personnel on board while underway.
4. All boats shall observe all Inland Navigation Rules, particularly those pertaining to rights-of-way of sailboats
5. All boat owners and boat operators are encouraged to complete a Boating Safety
Course. The State of California offers a FREE Boating Safety Course including a test.
Subject: Lake Use Rules
Purpose: To establish Rules for the use of the lake
1. Any use of the lake will be at the individual’s own risk.
2. All accidents shall be reported immediately to Security, and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, and
reporting must also comply with State of California “ABC’S of the California Boating Law”.
3. There shall be no loud or boisterous conduct upon the lake which would amount to a disruption of disrupt the
4. As stated above, failure to comply with these rules and regulations may result in citations, fines, and
forfeiture of Lake Wildwood lake privileges as directed by the Lake Wildwood Board of Directors.
5. For alleged egregious violations of the boating rules and regulations, for safety considerations, for
obnoxious behavior and obnoxious loud excessive noise/music, boat patrol officers are authorized to issue a
citation and direct the removal of a boat and boat operator from the lake for the day. The normal hearing
and determination of a fine is the responsibility of the Lake Wildwood Board of Directors.
6. There shall be no littering of the lake or shoreline.
7. No swimming shall be allowed in the area designated for water skiing, except when water skiers shall be
swimming to their tow lines or returning to their boats, or for special events.
8. Personal Water Crafts shall be prohibited on the lake at all times. Personal Water Craft include crafts which are
less than 16’ in length and propelled by machinery that is designed to be operated by a person or persons sitting,
standing, or kneeling on the vessel, rather than in the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside the vessel.
9. Buoys, signs and markers shall be placed on the lake by Security based on sound ski and speed control. Ski buoys
shall be maintained not less than 100 feet from the shore line and the outer marked boundaries of designated swim
areas. Tampering with buoys may result in temporary loss of lake use by the offender.
10. With the exception of designated buoys, no objects including rafts, inner tubes or floating devices shall be left
unattended 20 feet beyond the shoreline.
11. The following shall be designated swim areas: Commodore Park, Explorer Park, Meadow Park, Hideaway Park
and Vista Park beaches. Boats except non-powered lifeguard boats shall be prohibited within these designated
12. The Board of Directors may close the lake to use as needed for health, safety or maintenance purposes.
13. All Federal, State and local ordinances shall apply to lake use.
14. Any lake use in noncompliance of these Rules shall be subject to fines or penalties in accordance with Policy
Authority: Policy 9.20
08/24/93, 05/28/96, 06/25/02, 06/28/05
Subject: Boat Use
Purpose: To establish Rules for use of boats on the lake
1. The word “boat”, as herein used, means and is intended to apply to any watercraft, including, but not limited to:
power boats, sailboats, fishing boats, kayaks, paddle boats, canoes, rafts, and sailboards.
A. All boats propelled by other than human power and sailboats over 8’ must be properly registered with the
state and display CF numbers before registration with Lake Wildwood and use of the lake. Except for
sailboats 14’0” or less in length, all boats bearing the required CF numbers shall be registered once each
year before using the lake, and current decals shall be issued. This registration shall be for 12 months
without regard to the availability of the lake for continuous use. The annual registration fee shall be
determined by the Board of Directors.
Boats, such as those from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office or those with special stipulations, shall be
allowed on the lake with or without LWA registration with the approval of the General Manager or the
Board of Directors.
B. Proof of ownership. Current DMV vessel registration form in member’s name is required for boats
requiring state CF numbers.
C. Upon initial registration of a boat, the owner shall present the boat for inspection by Lake
Wildwood Security at the North Gate or make other suitable arrangement with Security for inspection.
D. Only Lake Wildwood Association Property Owners in good standing may register boat(s) for which they
have proof of ownership. The boats registered must be 100% owned by Property Owners or Property
Owner and his/her Spouse. Tenants are not permitted to register boats in Lake Wildwood.
E. All owners registering boats for use on Lake Wildwood shall sign a binding statement that
they possess and shall maintain current Watercraft Public Liability, Property Damage Insurance covering
all CF boats they desire to register. Minimum coverage shall be as follows:
Liability $100,000 per person
$300,000 per accident
Property Damage $ 10,000 per accident
F. Boat owners at the time of registration and prior to being issued a boat decal shall satisfactorily complete a
Lake Wildwood Boating Rules test acknowledge that they are aware of and have read and understood
the LWA boating rules as stated in the LWA Governing Documents, including Policy 9.25 (Lake
Policy for Protection against Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestations) and shall be issued a copy of the
CA Boating Law. Acknowledgement of the rules and policy and receipt of the Boating Law will be
documented in writing and shall be filed with the boat decal application.
G. An owner of a registered boat transferring ownership and the Association’s decals to another
Association member shall insure the new Owner complies with the following:
1) The new Owner shall comply with Provision 2.B,C,D and E above
2) The new Owner shall present to the Administration Office a properly endorsed certificate
of ownership and registration card of the boat or vessel described and pay the appropriate
H. An owner of a registered boat selling the boat but desiring to transfer the decals to another boat shall
comply with the following:
1) The Owner shall return the decals to the Association Office where the decals shall be traded
2) The Owner shall present a properly endorsed certificate of ownership and California DMV
registration card for the new boat or vessel and if necessary, the fees shall be adjusted for the
size of the boat if the boat is larger.
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3) Upon payment of any additional registration fee and a transfer fee, and after a security
inspection of the new boat, new decals shall be issued.
I. All boat owners registering their boats for use on Lake Wildwood shall agree to permit Security Personnel
to stop their boats on a random basis to verify registration, ownership, mandatory equipment on board, or
safe operating condition.
3. Boat Rules
A. Owners of CF registered boats shall possess proof of ownership when operating their boat. Such proof of
ownership shall be produced when requested by proper authority.
B. Boat decal display – Current boat decals shall be permanently displayed on each side of the boat above the
water line near the stern
B.2. Sailboards shall be issued one decal to be displayed on the top of the board at the bow.
C. No boat exceeding 21’ in length or 8’6” in width shall be permitted on the lake with the
exception of pontoon boats. Maximum pontoon boat width shall be 8’6” and length shall not
D. All boats shall meet the noise level standards in accordance with section 654.05 of the Harbors
and Navigation Code of the State of California and any noise level standards imposed by Nevada County.
Those boats in question shall be tested by a representative from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department.
E. No over-the-transom exhaust shall be allowed. All boats with over-the-transom exhaust
continuously registered with Lake Wildwood Association since March 11, 1986, shall be exempt.
F. Wake Enhancement: The use of devices, equipment or placement of passengers on
boats for the purpose of creating an enlarged wake is prohibited and will NOT be allowed in Lake
Wildwood including WakeBoarding without a towline. Such devices and equipment include, but are
not limited to: exterior panels or wings deployed underwater; rubberized, plastic or metal tanks or
bags filled with any material; crowding of passengers to the rear; inside-the-hull water tanks for the
enhancement of boat wakes; or boat hulls designed specifically to enhance the wake. Additionally,
the operator of an outboard or I/O drive boat must keep the out-drive trimmed to optimally
minimize the size of the boat’s wake at all times.
F. The use of devices and/or equipment on boats, or boats themselves which have purpose of creating an
enlarged wake is prohibited. Such devices and equipment include, but are not limited to, exterior panels or
wings deployed underwater; rubberized, plastic or metal tanks or bags filled with any materials; inside-the-
hull water tanks; and boats designed to produce enhanced wakes.
G. Sitting on or being dragged while holding onto a swim platform while the engine is running is prohibited
for several safety reasons including the potential for carbon monoxide inhalation. This does not affect
the act of mounting or dismounting during towing activities.
G. Each boat shall carry the safety devices and equipment prescribed by law.
H. Running lights shall be required after sunset.
H. Boat owners are responsible for the operation of their boats and the wakes they create
regardless of who may be operating the boat.
I. No person shall operate any boat or manipulate any water skis, aquaplane, wakeboards, inflatable or
similar towed device in a reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of
J. Each boat shall carry the safety devices and equipment prescribed by law, such as; PFD for each
person, properly charged fire extinguisher; functional horn; fuel tank gas cap; and blower (if
K. All vessels, including Kayaks, Pedal Boats, Canoes, Sail Boards, Fishing Tubes etc. are required to
display running lights/navigation lights between sunset and sunrise.
L. All boats on the lake shall be subject to inspection by Lake Wildwood Security and the Nevada County
M. Power boats shall follow a counter clockwise pattern on the lake, lakeside of the buoys (between the buoys
and the center of the lake).
N. No person shall dock a boat at the Meadow Park launching dock and Marina gas and barge
dock in excess of 15 minutes with the exception of those paying a fee for docking within the Marina.
O. All boats requiring trailer launch shall be placed in the water and taken from the water at the launch ramp at
Meadow Park, except private owners may use their private beaches for such launching.
1. No vehicle or trailer shall be left overnight at Meadow Park except in the Owner’s
designated rental space.
2. No vehicle or trailer shall be parked in a manner to impede traffic or access to
designated parking and storage spaces.
P. No person who is under the influence of intoxicants, liquor, narcotic, or habit forming substances shall
be permitted to operate or be in actual physical control of any boat.
Q. Operator minimum age requirements as mandated by California Law
1. Except as provided in subdivision 2, no person under 16 years of age shall operate a
vessel powered by a motor of greater than 15 horsepower.
2. Except as provided in subdivision1, no person 12, 13, 14, or 15 years of age shall
operate a vessel powered by a motor of greater than 15 horsepower unless
accompanied, in the vessel, by a person who is at least 18 years of age or older and
who is attentive and supervising the operation of the vessel.
4. Speed Limits, Boating Hours, Right-of-way
A. The following areas are designated as no wake, no skiing, no wakeboarding and no kneeboarding on all
days and all hours on Lake Wildwood:
1) Within the Marina or within 100 feet of its entrance;
2) Waters of the Wildwood Creek Inlet South of and the entire area surrounding
3) Waters of the Deer Creek Inlet East of the channel entrance adjacent to Hideaway
4) All waters within 100 feet of the shore line or designated swim areas.
B. The following specifies the speed and boating hour restrictions on Lake Wildwood inside buoys
(between buoys and the lake center):
Days Hours Max Speed Skiing/Wakeboarding
Weekends & Holidays Sunset-8am 10 mph No
Weekends & Holidays 8am-Sunset 35 mph Yes
Weekdays Sunset-Sunrise 10 mph No
Weekdays Sunrise-Sunset 35 mph Yes
C. Operators of power boats and water skiers shall abide by the law concerning right-of-way. Boats under sail
shall have the right-of-way over powerboats.
5 The Lake Wildwood Use Restriction Chart included (Attachment A) to this Rule shall constitute an integral part of
this Rule. Said chart shall be posted at the Boat Launch and Marina entrance to Lake Wildwood, and copies shall be
made available to all Lake Wildwood Association members by mail. Additional copies shall be made available at
entry gates, at the Marina and at the Office of the Sheriff in Nevada City.
6. These restrictions do not apply to marked enforcement vessels operated by the County of Nevada, to vessels
operated by any governmental entity or to the Lake Wildwood Security Patrol Vessel
7. Water Skiing “Towing” Sports
A. Boating, and water skiing, wakeboarding and all towing shall be performed in a safe and prudent
manner. There shall be no harassment of swimmers, small boats, or sailors. boat occupants.
B. Recreational towing, excluding water skiing and wakeboarding, may take place within the No-Wake
zones as long as the No-Wake rule is not violated.
C. On weekdays, boats shall tow no more than two skiers or two wakeboarders or two kneeboarders at
one time. On weekends and holidays, boats shall be restricted to pulling no more than one skier or one
wakeboarder or one kneeboarder at a time.
D. On weekdays, boats shall tow no more than two rafts or other flotation devices. On weekends, boats
will be restricted to towing no more than one raft or other flotation device. In each case, the number of
occupants in or on the item being towed shall not exceed a maximum of two persons if the devices can
safely accommodate two persons.
E. At least two persons, the operator and an observer 12 years of age or older must be on board any boat
involved in towing. Red flags shall be hoisted and visible when person(s) being towed or tow ropes
are down in the water.
F. Towlines for skiers shall be no longer than 75’, except for authorized special events.
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G. Only deep water starts shall be allowed. No beach starts or drop-offs shall be made from/to any
H. Minimize Wake: All boats being used on Lake Wildwood waters must be operated in a manner
to minimize the size of the wake produced by the boat. Except those boats traveling less than 5
mph, all power boat operators are encouraged to operate at planing speeds unless they are
towing persons on devices that require a slower speed. When a person being towed falls, the
boat operator shall make the “turn-around” with enough power to remain on plane, but without
unnecessary power or overly tight turns to avoid large wake generation. Obviously, safety is a
concern, and the boat operator should return immediately to the fallen person(s) if they are
injured or are in an unsafe position. But, anything a boat operator can do to minimize wake size
is required. All boats that produce an excessive wake may be cited.
8. Sailing and Sailboarding
A. Although boats under sail shall have the right-of-way over boats under power, sailboat operator
shall insure that they operate in a safe and prudent manner.
B. Novice sailboarders shall be restricted to operating in the No-Wake zones.
9. Boat Parade
If an Association sponsored boat parade is scheduled, the following Rules shall apply:
A. The lake shall be closed to all boats except those participating in the parade for designated hours on the
day of the parade.
B. Lake swimming, except in roped off swimming areas, shall be prohibited for designated hours on the day of
C. Special parade procedures shall be issued to parade participants prior to the event. These procedures shall
be adhered to by all participants.
D. Security shall enforce proper rules of conduct among parade participants. Violators shall be removed from
10. 4th of July, Fireworks Period
On July 4th, one hour before and after the fireworks, all boats must use running lights and maximum speed
on the lake is 5 mph.
11. Any boat requiring towing by Security for safety reasons shall be subject to a fee set by the
Board of Directors.
12. Penalties for violations
Violations of these rules shall be enforced by Security in accordance with Policy 1.20 which may include removal
from the lake and suspension of amenity use.
08/24/93, 04/25/95, 11/28/95, 07/23/96, 06/22/99, 09/28/99, 10/26/99, 06/28/05
Subject: Hunting and Fishing on the Lake and Ponds
Purpose: To establish Rules for hunting and fishing on the lake and ponds.
1. As a private lake, Lake Wildwood and all ponds within the Association Properties shall be closed to hunting from
any location by any person.
2. Fishing shall be permitted in the lake by Residents and authorized guests, by boat or from the shore. The public may
fish only from shore next to the dam and where the view area part of Pleasant Valley Road is adjacent to the lake.
3. Fishing shall not be permitted in any ponds located within Lake Wildwood boundaries.
4. All State Fish and Game laws shall be obeyed.
5. A State Fishing License shall be required for fishermen 16 years and older.
6. Fishing in designated swimming areas, within 50 feet of the Marina dock area and from the Deer Creek Bridge shall
Authority: Policy 9.20.
LAKE POLICY FOR PROTECTION AGAINST QUAGGA AND ZEBRA MUSSEL INFESTATIONS
The goal of this policy for Lake Wildwood is to ensure, within practical and financially acceptable parameters, that our lake remains free of Zebra
and Quagga mussels. In order to do this, we must control boat access through our security gates, and clearly define and enforce all new and old
boating rules and registration procedures set forth in the Lake Wildwood governing documents.
Maintaining a 24/7 in-depth inspection program, and providing quarantine procedures for all boats entering the gates, would require training and
funding that would be an inordinate leap for our association. Therefore in light of our low calcium levels, which may lower the risk of mussel
colonization, it is felt that a simpler and less costly system can be implemented and enforced.
The following are recommended policies:
ALL BOATS ENTERING THE LAKE WILDWOOD COMMUNITY (INCLUDING KAYAKS AND CANOES, ETC.) WILL RECEIVE
MUST ENTER THROUGH THE VISITOR/BOAT LANE AT THE NORTH GATE AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO A VISUAL EXTERNAL
INSPECTION, AS DESCRIBED IN LWA SECURITY PROCEDURES. AT THE GATE.
Security will maintain a computer log of all boats that are inspected, including CF number(if any), and ownership and interview
1. Gate officer will interview the driver trailering the boat to determine if the boat has been in any waters known to be infested by mussels.
The officer will question the driver as to where the entering boat has been, referring to a list of infested locations, and guidelines provided
by the Lake Committee regarding other bodies of water.
2. If it is determined the boat has been to launched in infected waters or based on visual inspection may be carrying Quagga or Zebra
mussels, the boat will not be allowed to enter the Lake Wildwood community. It will be moved to the north gate parking lot, and will not
be allowed to enter the Lake Wildwood community until authorized by a Lake Committee member.
3. The gate officer will call a designated Lake Committee member who will determine what further action is required.
4. If the Lake Committee member determines that the boat might be contaminated, it will not be allowed to enter the Lake Wildwood
community until it has been decontaminated at a certified decontamination station.
Guest Boats: Gate officer will also log
1. The sponsoring member and relationship to that member
2. Boat owner’s name and address
3. Reason for entering LWW the Lake Wildwood community
1. Gate officer will log the following information
a. Name of party trailering the boat
b. If not a member, log the sponsoring member and relationship to that member
c. Boat owner’s name and address
d. Reason for entering LWW
e. CF number of the boat
Boats WITHOUT a Current LWA decal (when required by LWA rules before launching):
Gate officer will give the boat driver an info sheet that specifies:
1. Boats cannot be launched in Lake Wildwood without current LWA decal.
2. The launch area is patrolled by Security.
3. The fine for launching boat without a current LWA decal is up to $500 to be paid by the boat owner or sponsoring member.
4. A visiting boat cannot be parked on LWA common property more than 72 hours in any 30-day period.
5. Instructions on how to register boat, if it belongs to a member.
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BOAT REGISTRATION PROCESS
1. Only members in good standing can register boats. To comply with Recreation Rule R-9.20.15, Provision 2.D., no additional
persons, other than spouses, can appear on the boat registration.
2. Upon registration, whether initial or renewal, the boat owner will be given a Quagga/Zebra Mussel Warning with a list of
known infested lakes.
3. At the time of registration, each boat owner must sign a Certification Receipt of Warning, which acknowledges the warning
and requires the boat owner to agree states that in the last 45 days the registered boat has not been, and will not be launched
in any body of water known to be infested by mussels and agrees to notify LWW Security if the boat is launched in
infested water in the future. In the event that a boat has been in infested water, that boat will be required to go through a
certified decontamination process before being allowed to enter the Lake Wildwood community. in the lake.
4. All boat owners will be asked to provide an email address and or phone number so that a warning system can be set up for
5. The fine for launching a boat without a current Lake Wildwood decal will be $100-500. The fine is exactly $500 if the boat
has been outside the Lake Wildwood community at any time during the previous 45 days twelve months.
1. Security will use the patrol boat to watch for boats without current decals, and patrol vehicles will check the launching area at
2. A sign will be placed at the boat launch clearly stating the LWA decal policy and stating the $500 fine for launching without a
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Subject: Boat Storage
Purpose: To establish Policy for boat storage facilities within Lake Wildwood.
1. The Association may provide a limited number of boat storage spaces for Members in good
standing at a rate to be determined annually by the Board of Directors.
2. The storage spaces shall be:
A. Meadow Park - Dry storage of boats or boat trailers
B. Commodore Park Marina - In-water mooring
C. Campground - Dry storage of boats or boat trailers
3. The Board of Directors shall establish and enforce Rules necessary to accomplish this Policy.
Authority: Article II, Sections 1(a) and (b), of the Declaration of Restrictions.
Subject: Boat Storage within Lake Wildwood
Purpose: To establish Rules for storage of boats and boat trailers on Lake Wildwood common properties.
1. Only Members in good standing shall be eligible to rent boat storage space in designated storage
areas for an annual fee set by the Board of Directors.
2. Only boats with a current Association boat registration shall be stored in Meadow Park or the
Commodore Park Marina. Subject to availability, the General Manager may restrict storage by an
owner to only one location. In order to rent a space in Meadow Park or the Commodore Park
Marina, an individual must designate the boat owned by the individual that will be stored in that
space and must register that boat with the Association at or prior to the time of renting the space.
3. Members with existing storage space will be offered the opportunity to renew their annual storage
contract before the space is offered to others. Right of first refusal for one specific storage space
shall be granted those Members renting space for the current year.
4. Boat spaces at the Marina or Meadow Park may not be transferred or subleased to any other
person. Only boats owned by the Association Members (known as “lessees”) that signed the
original space rental agreements may occupy these spaces. In the event of the original lessee’s
demise, only the lessee’s immediate resident family may continue the lease.
5. The General Manager may require members to move their boats to alternate spaces if such moves
are in the best interests of the Association.
6. The Administration Office will administer waiting lists for boat spaces on a first come-first served
basis. The General Manager will develop a department procedure to insure that spaces are
occupied as soon as they become available.
7. Covers for boats stored in the lake or at Meadow Park shall be earthtone, gray, or a conservative
color which is approved by the EMO.
8. Covers for boats stored in Meadow Park and the Marina shall be maintained in good condition.
Loose, torn, or frayed covers shall be prohibited.
Authority: Policy 9.30.