Goose Lake

Annual Meeting September 4th @ 11:30AM

Please Attend our Annual Meeting!

We hope you can join us for our Annual Meeting on September 4th, at 11:30 AM, during which we will share a lot of important information about the health of our lake. We will meet in the same location as we have the past two years. As always, we will vote on the proposed budget (attached), and for one of our commissioner seats. The complete agenda with location information is also attached. If you cannot attend the meeting, although you will not be able to vote, you can certainly contact one of our commissioners or committee chairs, whose contact information can be found on our website at: https://www.gooselakewi.org/contact/

Water Ski/Tubing safety & Boating Rights of Way

  • No more than 2 boats pulling skiers/tubers should be in motion at one time. Take turns if it is crowded.
  • All boats pulling skiers/tubers should take counterclockwise loops around the oval around the main portion of the lake. Stay well away from the swimming area. Keep at least 50 feet from any other boaters.
  • State law requires a spotter in the boat in addition to the boat driver. The spotter always should be watching the skier or tuber.
  • All skiers/tubers should wear approved water ski vests.
  • When skier/tuber falls, return immediately to that skier/tuber. Floating skiers /tubers are difficult to see by other boaters. When returning to skier, it is wise to keep the floating skier on the driver’s side of the boat, so the driver’s vision of the floating person is never obscured. When retrieving a skier/tuber from the water, always turn off the engine.
  • A fallen skier/tuber should always signal with a wave that he/she is OK. If no signal is given, the driver should assume that he/she may be injured or in need of immediate assistance.
  • Sailboats have right of way over all other boats on the lake. Motorboats must give way to any non-motorized boat.
  • *Stay safe, use common sense, be courteous to other boaters, and have a great time!

Invasive Species

You may have noticed that our weeds have been kept to a relatively low level this year. That is because due to an infestation of the invasive Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM), we sprayed the herbicide 2-4-D over the entire lake in the spring with DNR approval. After the spraying, the DNR conducted a lake plant survey which we will discuss at the Annual Meeting. We will not spray in 2023, but we will survey the lake that year and determine what we need to do to control any re- infestation of EWM in 2024 at our 2023 Annual Meeting. As a reminder, always make sure that your boats are clean of all plant debris before you put them in the lake and after you take them out.

Being Good Neighbors

While our authority is limited to the health of our lake, from time to time, residents approach us about problems such as theft, messes left in yards, barking dogs, late night fireworks, and other unwelcome behavior. Please remember that sound travels far in our neighborhood, and we all want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful nature that surrounds us. If someone is not being a good neighbor and will not respond to neighborly requests, you may call the Adams County Sheriff’s Department for assistance at 911 for emergencies.

Volunteers Needed!

We always need volunteers to help with keeping our lake clean and healthy. You can sign up on our website at:https://www.gooselakewi.org/getinvolved/

Non-Emergencies should be reported by calling (608)339-3304 or 1-877-885-9977

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