Wonder Lake Dredging 2015
Dredging in White Oaks Bay
Lake users are encouraged be to extra cautious to avoid pipeline.
No-wake boating is required at all times within close proximity of the dredging areas
470,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the lake...
The removed sediment will be enough to cover a football field 26 stories high
Dredging Wonder Lake will create an additional 100 acres of deeper, cleaner water
Photos taken by Bob Schell
Wonder Lake SDF — November 13, 2016
Wonder Lake SDF — November 13, 2016
 ATTENTION WONDER LAKE USERS...

Winter lake user’s are reminded of the presence of dredge pipeline being stored for the winter in the north half of West Bay, and are strongly encouraged to avoid this portion of the lake.   A map depicting the approximate winter 2016 / 2017 location of the dredge pipeline is found here. LINK   Lake user’s are also reminded of the presence of the rip-rap “collars” around Wickline and O’Brien Shoals, and that snowmobiles / ATV’s are not allowed on the Wonder Lake Dam embankment.

LAKE STATUS
caution

Dredging for 2016 finished on November 22nd. Approximately 60% of the 469,238 cubic yards of sediment has been dredged. The dredged sediment in the Sediment Drying Facility is consolidating well, such that surplus sediment storage capacity now exists beyond what is needed to complete the project. For 2017, the dredging contractor plans to finish Wickline Island and then O’Brien Shoals.  Then move back into South Bay, and complete West Bay.  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the dredging project should be completed by the Fall of 2017.

 

MASTER PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, (M.P.O.A.)

WELCOME to the Master Property Owners Association (MPOA) in Wonder Lake, Illinois 60097. The MPOA owns and manages Wonder Lake, a private 830 acre recreational lake located northwest of Chicago. The MPOA office is located at 7602 Hancock Drive, at the northwest corner of Hancock Drive and E. Wonder Lake Road, roughly two miles north of IL Route 120. Do you have a question about the Lake, or need information about the Wonder Lake area? E-mail: office@wlmpoa.org, Phone: (815) 653-1000

LAKE RESTORATION UPDATE

 NEW  LATEST UPDATE → Lake Managers Report

 NEW  SEE WONDER LAKE'S DESIGNATED DREDGING AREA
• Read about the History of Wonder Lake's Restoration
• EROSION CONTROL BARRIERS: Read 2012 Notice to Lake Users
• THE FIGHT AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIES: Learn More

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WLWSST!

The Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team won the national team title at the 42nd Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Championships, presented by Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, Aug. 12-14, on the Rock River at Traxler Park in Janesville, Wis. Wonder Lake earned high-scoring awards for dock and equipment personnel, pick-up boat crews, towboat driving, showmanship, sound crew total and overall show on its way to tallying a grand total 1,957.94 points and winning its first national title since 2010 and fifth in the history of the event. Read More >

BOAT SAFETY CLASS

You can take boat safety classes online, at anytime: Boater Exam.com, and Boat-Ed.com are fast and easy and certification cost is $29.95. Persons at least 12 years of age and less than 18 years, without an Adult are required to have a certificate.

MPOA WATERCRAFT DECAL REMINDER

Lake users are reminded that MPOA Lake Use Decals MUST be permanently affixed to the watercraft / snowmobile / ATV  to which they are registered, and that they are NOT transferable. The Wonder Lake Police Department Marine Patrol is provided with a list of all MPOA Decal registrants, and the specific type and description of the unit each decal number was issued to. Failure to have your MPOA decal permanently affixed is a ticketable offense.

  • Zero Horsepower (canoe,kayak,rowboat,pedal boat) $10.00
  • 1-39 Horsepower $20.00
  • Over 40 Horsepower and ALL PWC $40.00
  • Winter- $5.00


NEW BOATING REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1st 2015

• Senate Bill 3434 allows for the seizure of a watercraft used in the commission of certain offenses related to operating under the influence. The new rules bring penalties for boating under the influence more in line with those for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol. 


• Senate Bill 3433 requires all persons born after Jan. 1, 1998 to take and pass a boating safety course validated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and hold a valid boating safety certificate before they can operate a motorboat with an engine over 10 horsepower.

• Senate Bill 2731, mandates that the operator of any watercraft that is towing a person, such as a water skier or tuber, must display a bright orange flag measuring not less than 12 inches per side. The flag must be displayed from the time the person to be towed leaves the boat until that person returns to the boat at the conclusion of the activity. 
Under the law, flying the flag for purposes other than towing is prohibited, so be sure to only display the flag when towing.