Highland Lakes

Country Club and Community Association

Welcome to the website of the Highland Lakes Country Club and Community Association, a membership-based, volunteer-driven private lake community in Vernon Township, NJ.

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Update from Club President Michael Gelfand

Dear Club Members, It’s a portentous holiday weekend, but before we get into what’s been on everyone’s minds for weeks, it’s important to note how unfortunate it is to be forced to break with tradition by being unable to observe Memorial Day ceremonies on the Clubhouse lawn this holiday weekend. The Seniors group always works […]

Posted in Important Message |

Available Now: Permission and Registration Forms for Swim Team, Club Events, Activities, and Athletics, and Swim Lessons

Forms are now available for your convenience to complete on-line, and then download and print to register your children for the various teams, events, etc. and swim lessons. Once completed, the forms may be submitted by email, mailed, or placed through the mail slot in the Club Office door. The forms replace the traditional sign-up […]

Posted in Activities and Events for Children, Member Notices, Sports, Swim Team, Water Safety and Swimming |

Claiming a Boat Rack or Boat Dock Space

Except for dock space permanently assigned before February 15, 2019, all boat dock spaces marked with the OPEN plate at Club Park, Comet Row, Beach 3, and Beach 4, and unmarked spaces at neighborhood freeways and other locations, are available on a first-come/first-served basis only. Storage of boats on Club property is subject to Rule […]

Posted in Boat Docks and Racks |

Club Office Remains Closed

The Club Office remains closed in compliance with New Jersey guidelines. Plans are underway anticipating changes to NJ guidelines which will permit a return to operations sometime in June including the opening of the Activity Center. Staff at both locations will be isolated with plexiglass shields, and a counter will be constructed in the reception […]

Posted in Member Notices, Office Notices |

Postponed until June 1 and June 2: Beach 1 and Clubhouse Parking Lots Closed – Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29, 2020

Update May 28, 2020: the project has been postponed due to weather conditions and rescheduled for Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2. ========================================================== Weather permitting, the parking lots at Beach 1 and the Clubhouse will be CLOSED at 6 am on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29, 2020, for restriping and crack sealing. […]

Posted in Beach 1 Rec Area, Member Notices |

2019 Badges and Permits Valid through June 30, 2020

With the suspension of late payment charges (see link for details) for three months ending June 30, 2020, and the extension to June 30 of the Late Payment Charge Grace Period for those who qualified at the end of February 2020, the traditional expiration date of May 31 for the use of previous year’s badges […]

Posted in Member Notices, Office Notices |

Club Office Remains Closed – Telephone Hours 10 am – 2 pm Memorial Day Weekend

While the Club Office remains closed, staff will be available over the Memorial Day weekend from 10 am to 2 pm to answer telephone calls placed to 973-764-4366. Please anticipate extended response time to messages left on voice mail if your call is not answered. Badges and permits are not available other than by mail […]

Posted in Office Notices |

Voting Board Suspends Monthly Late Payment Charges / Extends Filing Deadline for Senior Citizen/Permanently Disabled Discount

Recognizing the widespread disruption experienced by our members in this crisis, an examination was undertaken as to what steps are possible, now, to allay any financial concerns members may have regarding their obligations to the Club. The following is a summary of the changes approved by the Voting Board on March 23, 2020: 1. monthly […]

Posted in Important Message, Member Notices |

Beaches to Open – Saturday, May 23, 2020

The Club will open four beaches this weekend after final approvals were received from the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDH) on Friday, May 22. Following is the beach schedule for Saturday, May 23, Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25: Beach 1 at Lake 1: 11 am to 6 pm Beach 2 at Clubhouse: […]

Posted in Beaches, Member Notices, Water Safety and Swimming |

Vernon Lifts Ban on Short-term Rentals Effective Saturday, May 23, 2020

The following message was received on Friday, May 22, 2020, from Vernon Mayor Howard Burrell: As you are aware, as part of Governor Murphy’s efforts to further limit the community spread of COVID-19 from person-to person contact through the use of social mitigation measures, on March 21, 2020, he issued Executive Order No. 107 which […]

Posted in Of Special Interest |

Team Tennis Returns Saturday, May 23, 2020 – 9 am

Good news tennis players. The tennis courts will be open on Friday, May 22nd and Team Tennis begins the following day, Saturday, May 23rd at 9 am. We will be taking certain precautions, including social distancing, etc. in an effort to help keep everyone safe and healthy and to comply with various Executive Orders permitting […]

Posted in Activities and Events for Adults, Member Notices, Tennis |

Tennis, Basketball, Pickleball Courts Reopen Friday, May 22, 2020

In keeping with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 147 issued on May 18, 2020, the Club’s tennis, handball, pickleball, basketball, and utility courts will be unlocked on Friday morning by 10 am. Playgrounds and picnic areas remain closed. Those waiting to play are required to maintain the appropriate social distancing of six feet, and are […]

Posted in Community Safety, Important Message, Member Notices |

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