PLEASE be SAFE and courteous on the lake

 

June 25, 2017

Recently SHPOA trustees have gotten phone calls late at night with callers complaining that boats are out on the lake after dark running fast enough to make a wake, and playing their music at levels much too loud. PLEASE use common courtesy and common sense at all times when on Shawnee Lake; but especially at night. While some folks see the night time as a great time to party hearty, other folks are trying to enjoy a quiet sunset, or to put their young children to sleep. 

If complaints continue, Lake Patrol will be forced to do as it has in the past, and confront these noisy boaters on the lake. Several years ago late at night one trustee quietly motored up to a noisy boatload of people to tell to quiet down. When he pulled up beside their boat, he instantly saw several people drinking alcohol. There is more to this story, but suffice it to say that the property owner and all his/her family members were immediately banned from the lake for 12 months. 

Please, don't let this happen to you. Use courtesy and common sense on the lake, and obey state law and our own by-laws, rules, and regulations. Keep your late-night boating fun safe and discreet. 

Again we ask you, PLEASE. 

NOTICE: No-Wake Alert has now been cancelled

As of 3:00 pm Sunday, June 25th, 2017, the No-Wake Alert which was issued on June 23rd has been lifted. 

Please keep in mind that, always after high-water conditions there is a strong risk of floating debris which may have come in from upstream, or floated away from our own shoreline somewhere. Such debris doesn't always float up fully visible on the surface, and can pose a hazard to boats and people being towed behind boats on ski's, wakeboards, tubes, etc. 

PLEASE DON’T FEED THE GEESE!

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PLEASE DON’T FEED THE GEESE! 

At our June meeting of the SHPOA Board of Trustees, representatives from the Ohio Division of Wildlife gave a really good presentation on how to deal with an excessive and troublesome population of wild geese on our lake. This problem is apparently widespread throughout Ohio, so we are not alone.

The presenters showed us a great slideshow, and answered, many questions from an interested audience. Basically, we learned several methods which are legal to use in discouraging geese from choosing our lake as their permanent home. We were given some very informative literature, which we hope to add to this website in the near future, as time allows.

In the meantime, the one most-important piece of advice which they said we should listen to was, “PLEASE don’t feed the geese!”

HIGH-WATER NO-WAKE ALERT!

Due to recent heavy rainfall, the Shawnee Hills Property Owners’ Assn Board of Trustees has declared a NO-WAKE condition on Shawnee Lake. If you launch your boat on Shawnee Lake, be sure to operate it only at the absolute SLOWEST SPEED POSSIBLE to maintain your direction of travel. And even whenever this NO-WAKE CONDITION has been lifted, be very cautious of floating debris. High water often floats logs, lumber, stumps, and other dangerous debris into the lake, sometimes submerged just below the surface.