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Thinking about buying property in Natural Lakes?
Are you thinking about buying property in Natural Lakes or a realtor working on behalf of a client? Here are some important things to keep in mind.
By purchasing property within Natural Lakes, whether through a realtor or private sale, you become a member of the Natural Lakes Owners Advancement Association (NLOAA), a homeowner’s association with specific Bylaws and Restrictions. It is important that you read and understand all the covenants to which property owners are subject.
If you are looking to purchase an unimproved parcel strictly for camping, please be aware that you may only camp for a maximum of twenty-one (21) days per calendar year, whether those days are sporadic or consecutive. Campers or camping equipment may not be stored on an unimproved parcel.
All members are required to pay annual dues for the upkeep and management of Natural Lakes. Dues vary based upon whether your property is improved or unimproved. For the current dues amounts and calculation policy, click here.
Natural Lakes is part of the Town of Presque Isle, WI and Vilas County, WI. The NLOAA and its members are subject to the ordinances of both the Town and the County, regulations of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and all applicable state statutes. All waters in the State of Wisconsin are held in the Public Trust, which means that even though private land surrounds our lakes, the waters themselves are subject to state, county, and municipal fishing and boating regulations. Property owners are also subject to the additional restrictions of the NLOAA. This includes, but is not limited to, zoning and building, health and safety, road use, and watercraft use. Information on ordinances for the Town of Presque Isle and Vilas County may be found on their websites: piwi.us and vilascountywi.gov.
If you plan to be in Natural Lakes during the winter it is strongly advised to have a vehicle with 4WD, AWD and/or snow tires. We maintain 24 miles of chip sealed roads within the preserve and our policy is to plow when there is at least 4" of snow. Chip sealed roads require a frozen hard pack layer during most of the winter and cannot be be plowed to clear pavement. Roads here are not maintained the same as in suburban and urban areas.
If you have questions, you can reach us here.
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