- Lake Geneva has a variety of fish including bluegill, largemouth bass, yellow perch, crappie, northern pike, walleye, carp and catfish. We have a strict catch and release policy on all fish with the exception of carp. Feel free to keep any carp that you catch. (for more information on Carp, click HERE)
- The intent of this policy is to grow the breeding population of these species while mitigating the overpopulation and stunting of bluegills.
- The Board stocks the lake as needed under advisement of lake management professionals to keep a healthy balance of fish populations.
- The cooperation of association members who fish is essential in the successful management of Lake Geneva as a productive fishery.
**Ice fishing is done at your own risk! Contact the DEQ for guidance on ice safety.**
Boat Launch & Keys
The only boat launch entrance is located at the East Beach.
A key is required to access the boat launch. To obtain your own key, contact Matt Miner at 285-9358. A $10.00 refundable deposit is required to obtain a key.
After using the boat launch, please ensure that the boat launch gate lock is secured.
DO NOT give out, loan or make copies your key. If you do, you will be in violation of Association rules and will risk the loss of your key..
Each boat must have a LGPOA decal affixed to the exterior starboard and port bow (front) in order to access the lake. Do not be offended if you are stopped by and Association member if you are not displaying your sticker. The use of the stickers is the most effective way to ensure that the people using our lake for recreational purposes are members of our Association.
To obtain complimentary boat decals, contact Matt Miner at 285-9358.
Lawn Fertilizers & Lake Weeds
Controlling weeds in Lake Geneva is an on-going issue and one of our highest annual expenses, and managed by a professional lake management company.
Our lake management company and other experts have warned us that harvesting of weeds is bad for this lake, and will result in creating a more difficult and expensive problem to resolve. DO NOT HARVEST LAKE WEEDS.
The biggest contributor to unwanted weed growth in Lake Geneva is the use of phosphorus fertilizers applied to lawns and gardens.
Fertilizer applied to any lawn or garden within the Lake Geneva Watershed eventually ends up in our lake by means of normal storm water drainage.
In order to control the weed problem in our lake, members are required to use only phosphorous-free fertilizer products (the middle number on your fertilizer bag).
If you have a lawn and garden service, be sure to instruct it to only use phosphorous-free fertilizers. Please remember lake-safe does not necessarily mean phosphorous free.
When fertilizing or mowing, stay a reasonable distance away from the water’s edge.
It is the member’s responsibility to keep their yard neat, mowed, and otherwise well maintained.
Lake residents are responsible for removing any leaves, weeds, or other debris from their beach area.
Lake Geneva is a private lake for member use only. Members may permit their guests to use the lake as long as the guest is accompanied by the member.
It is essential that you thoroughly clean the exterior of your boat, motor, and trailer prior to using the lake. This helps to prevent contamination in the lake by exotic weeds and foreign organisms brought in on watercraft from other lakes. Zebra mussels and other invasive species are often transported between lakes in live wells and bait buckets. Be sure to empty and clean all live wells, buckets, and other containers before using the lake.
Do not park your vehicle and/or trailer in front of the boat launch while boating. Vehicles are not permitted on the grass. There is ample parking available in the adjacent parking lot.
If you decide to dock your watercraft at either beach area, please secure your boat at the most northern part of the beach.
The beaches ARE NOT permanent docking areas for boats.
Do not change oil or wash your vehicle, trailer, and/or boat at either of the beaches.
Snowmobiles and other all terrain vehicles ("ATV") such as “four runners” or “quads,” are not allowed on the lake.
Use of the lake when frozen, such as ice skating, cross country skiing, snow showing, and ice fishing is at the member’s own risk.