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Do you have a question about the Lake, or need information about the region? The Wonder Lake Master Property Owners Association (MPOA) is available to answer your questions. E-mail: or call: (815) 653-1000 The M.P.O.A. office is located at 7602 Hancock Drive, Wonder Lake, IL 60097

In-water equipment includes: docks, boatlifts, swim platforms, etc. Equipment may be placed in or on the waters of Wonder Lake as soon after “ice-out” as deemed advisable by each owner of the equipment. Removal of all in-water equipment shall be accomplished prior to first ice.

Section 1. The name of this corporation shall be MASTER PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC. FOR THE WONDER LAKE, ILLINOIS AREA. (Revised 9/13/2023) Section 2. This Corporation (hereinafter referred to as the M.P.O.A.) is an Illinois not for profit corporation, chartered by the Secretary of State on September 18, 1965, as provided by the General Not For Profit Act of Illinois, approved July 17, 1943, in force January 1, 1944.

Wonder Lake, and the Nippersink Creek stream channel downstream (east) of the Thompson Road Bridge, are owned by the Wonder Lake Master Property Owners Association (MPOA). Fishing is only allowed in these areas for those landowners holding deeded lake rights to Wonder Lake, or their guests, who must be accompanied by someone holding deeded lake rights. Fishing in these areas is governed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), as summarized below, with IDNR fishing licenses required for anyone 16 years of age or older.

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. 2024 Decal application (PDF).

The Village of Wonder Lake, Board of Trustees approved the following ordinance on May 5, 2004. This ordinance enables the Village of Wonder Lake, Lake Patrol officers to enforce the Master Property Owners Association (MPOA) Recreational Sticker Policy that requires all recreational vehicles operating on the waters of Wonder Lake to first be registered with the MPOA and display a current sticker. It also prohibits the operation of all automobiles, trucks and SUVs from entering upon Wonder Lake at any time.

With the exception of property located in the Oakwood Shores subdivision, the MPOA does not collect annual dues from the individual owners of properties with deeded access to Wonder Lake. Information regarding status of annual dues and fees on any specific subdiviision properties can only be obtained from the Secretary of the subdivision where that property is located.