COVID-19 Lake Restrictions

It saddens us to inform you that due to the COVID-19 pandemic the public beach area is CLOSED until further notice. Looking at the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, the public beach area cannot be opened until our region reaches Phase 4: Revitalization.  It is essential that we follow the Governor’s plan as the Illinois Department of Public Health issues our permit each year and could potentially revoke our application if found in breach of state guidelines.  The lower part of our beachfront shoreline has been blocked off with a No Trespassing sign to enforce this closure.

Fishing and boating, however, are allowed if groups are limited to two or less.  Fishing is also allowed from the bank.  Please follow the Illinois Department of Public Health safety guidelines and practice social distancing, avoid large group gatherings, and wear face masks when out in public and unable to maintain a social distance of at least six feet.
The HOA has approved the purchase and use of lake tags for all Lake of the Woods residents and guests. In the coming weeks, the board will be distributing tags to each household and further information will be included at that time.
New signage will be posted at the beach area with restrictions and guidance, and we ask that all residents respect this closing to keep everyone healthy and ensure the opening of the beach later this summer.  The HOA will continue to communicate any updates and changes with residents through e-blasts and Facebook posts.  To join the Facebook group search "I live in Lake of The woods, Dunlap, IL".
If you have a question for the board, please use the “Contact Your HOA” form at

We are hopeful that this period of concern will quickly pass so we can resume our normal levels of social interaction...and fun! In the meantime, BE SAFE.

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