Van Vliet Lake Association News

Saturday September 30th Fall Colors Nature Hike

A Discovery Center Naturalist will lead and explore the trails at the beautiful Van Vliet Hemlock SNA.  This should be a perfect time to enjoy the beautiful peak colors this wonderful forest has to offer.  This hike will be approximately 2 miles in length and is considered moderately strenuous due to the hilly terrain. 

Please see details and register with the North Lakeland Discovery Center at;

Discovery Center



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.


Summer 2023 Clean Boats Clean Waters at VanVliet Lake

Once again, the Van Vliet Lake Association is sharing in the great work of the summer interns from the North Lakeland Discovery Center to help protect the clean water of our lake.

The interns will be frequenting the boat launch area to speak with boaters on their initiatives of water monitoring, surveying and the management of aquatic plants, and the invasive species that are threatening the Wisconsin lakes.


Click on the Attached Link below to view the impressive “bios” of the interns involved.

Should you have a chance to meet these young people, please greet them with a welcoming conversation and a big THANK YOU for their work and for spending time at our lake.

Summer Interns Staff Bios


Slow-No-Wake Rules


The Town of Presque Isle has an ordinance that prohibits any motorboat from operating faster than slow-no-wake speed within 200 feet of any lake shoreline.  Click the link below to read the details.

Several years ago, the VVLA posted this map at our landing to give people a visual image of what that means on our lake.  Take a moment to look at the map and get a sense of where the 200 foot line is along the shoreline.

Code of Ordinances: Chapter 500, Subchapter 501 – Motorboats


Shoreline Lighting

Our annual meeting by email has concluded and minutes are posted.  There was a question raised about the rules for shoreline lighting.

Many of us enjoy  the opportunity to live in an area where the stars can be viewed and lights from neighboring homes are kept to a minimum.  Presque Isle has an ordinance describing what is allowed for outdoor lighting.  Please review the document and consider whether you are in compliance with the town rules.

 Code of Ordinances, Subchapter 404, Lighting Ordinance



2020 Annual Meeting changed to Virtual Meeting


Two happy events that occurred on the lake this summer!  Read agenda for details.


Due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the VVLA Board has made the decision to change this year’s annual meeting from an in person event to a report via either email or paper mail.  Open the agenda below to review what would have been covered at the meeting.  Members need to return their ballot by August 15, 2020 marking their votes on approving reports and election of officers.  Comments on the agenda items are welcome and will be considered for inclusion in the meeting minutes.

Van Vliet Lake Association 2020 Annual Meeting Agenda

VVLA treasurer’s report 2020

Van Vliet Lake 2019 Summary