Highland Lakes

Country Club and Community Association

Boating & Dock Space

Enjoyment of our beautiful lakes takes many forms. Boating has long been a pastime enjoyed by members of all ages. The Club supports active sailing fleets including Sunfish (junior/senior/ladies fleets), Comet, Windsurfer, Flying Junior (our newest) and Force 5. Many individual members also enjoy the use of kayaks, canoes, rowboats, paddleboats, pontoon boats and small pleasure boats.

Many members who don’t own lakefront property do own boats. The Club currently maintains over 50 boat racks and 25 docks for the boating convenience and pleasure of our active members in good standing on the five lakes. Freeways are lakefront locations that provide lake access and limited dock space. These areas are predominantly used for the storage and launching of boats.

There are two different types of freeways: neighborhood freeways and Club marina freeways. Neighborhood freeways are located at various locations on all lakes. The Club area marinas include Club Park, Comet Row, Eckhart Sailing Center, Beach 3 and Beach 4. Locations of docking areas may be found here.

April, 2015 Lottery assigned permanent dock space

Through 2014, the Boat Dock committee collected member applications for dock space at Comet Row, the Clubhouse park, the Eckhart Sailing Center, Beach 3 and Beach 4, and then fairly allocated dock space to applicants via an annual lottery. In January, 2015 the Voting Board terminated the annual lottery and authorized a one-time lottery in the spring of 2015 to assign members permanent dock spaces at the locations above (excluding the Eckhart Sailing Center, whose space has been reserved for junior sailors and members with special needs).

Dock spaces are assigned by the Boat Dock committee at the above locations. Download your boat dock application here. Applications are also available in the Club office.

The committee is also charged with assessing and identifying the need for additional facilities – and it works with Club staff in the operation of the Boat Livery program that enables members who do not own boats to borrow donated rowboats and paddle-boats (for a half-day) during July and August to spend time boating on the Main Lake.

Dock space at neighborhood freeways is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Use of the freeways and lottery dock areas is restricted at all times to members displaying their current year permits. Please note: All dry docks at Eckhart Sailing Center are controlled by the Boat Dock Committee and reserved for active Junior/Senior sailing fleet members and members with special needs.

Boats stored on Club property are subject to the Club’s rules and regulations

Boats are not permitted to be stored in any Club-owned location unless they are on a boat rack or dock. Boats stored on Club property are subject to the Club’s Rules and Regulations. The Club is not responsible for any loss or damage to your boat, including loss or damage resulting from the Club’s removal of your boat for violation of the Club’s rules; any boats found elsewhere will be removed by the Club, and a fine will be incurred by the member in accordance with the Club rules.

The Club’s Boat Livery program makes Coast Guard-approved lifejackets, two paddleboats and two rowboats available for our members to use on the Main Lake. Simply bring a valid membership card to the Activities Center anytime from July 4th through Labor Day Weekend to take advantage of the program.

Boat Launching Areas

There are three locations that can be used to launch your boat from a trailer:

  • Main Lake at the Clubhouse next to Beach 2
  • Beach 3 on Lakeside Drive East at the bottom of Lookover Lane
  • East Highland Lake (Indian Lake) on Canistear Road, south of West Lakeshore Drive

 

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