PRESERVE, PROTECT & ENHANCE

The purpose of the Association is to preserve and protect Van Vliet Lake and its surroundings, and to enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety, and aesthetic values of Van Vliet Lake as a public recreational facility for today and for future generations.

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What’s Going On With the Lake Level On Van Vliet Lake?

Van Vliet Lake levels were certainly a topic of conversation for many of us last Spring and Summer in 2023.

Are you interested in learning more about VanVliet Lake level fluctuations?

There are several ongoing research initiatives on northern Wisconsin Lakes that you may find both fascinating and educational on the subject.   Attached are links to two articles and a lake level graph to get you started on being better informed.

So, in 2024 what lake level should we expect this Spring when the ice goes out?  Read more to find out.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361607110_Extreme_water_level_rise_across_the_upper_Laurentian_Great_Lakes_region_Citizen_science_documentation_2010-2020

What’s Up With Wisconsin’s Water Levels? | WXPR

2023 LLM Report Van Vliet Lake

Wake Boats

The Van Vliet Lake Association takes a firm stance against the use of Wake Boats on Van Vliet Lake.  The attached link is a presentation on the harm done by wake boats by Jeff Meessmann, a member of The Last Wilderness Alliance.

:  https://youtu.be/vdFy6UcxKSM

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Aquatic Plant Management

The Presque Isle Town Lakes Committee (PITLC) has worked with the WDNR to set up programs to combat the invasion of aquatic invasive species. learn more >

Lake Management Plan

The focus of the lake association has always been to maintain or improve the quality of the lake.  A lake management plan was completed in 2005. learn more >

Clean Boats Clean Water

Clean Boats, Clean Waters is an inspection program intended to educate boaters on aquatic invasive species and how to prevent their spread between lakes. learn more >

Van Vliet Hemlocks

Protecting, preserving, improving public access and increasing educational opportunities of this unique ecology known as the "Van Vliet Hemlocks". learn more >