Welcome to Watchic Lake!

May 6 Water Flow Inside the Dam

Watchic Lake is a 448 acre spring fed lake. The first camp on the lake was built in 1900, and there are now about 250 properties on the lake. Watchic Lake offers clean water, swimming, good fishing, and a variety of wildlife. The Watchic Lake Association works to improve, protect, and preserve the lake’s water quality and fragile ecosystem.

Recent Rains and Dam Update May 21, 2023

WLA volunteers have been checking the dam regularly after the heavy rain a couple of weeks ago. As of May 21, water level at the dam was at about full pond (and down a few inches from early May). Given the forecasts for heavy rain May 20-22, the dam was further opened. Volunteers will continue to monitor weather and the water level over the coming days and adjust the dam as needed to be within a few inches of full pond. Please keep in mind that water level observations will vary significantly around the lake due to differing wind conditions.  Mother Nature and managing the water level of a 450 acre lake via a 10 foot wide dam gate is an inexact science – your understanding is appreciated

2023 Membership – Its Never to Early to Renew or Join

Thank you to all our members, who made 2022 a record breaking year for membership (however only 45% of properties are members). If you are not already member, make supporting the WLA one of your New Years resolutions!  Your support helps fund water quality testing, dam maintenance, invasive plant mitigation, and securing grants for lake property owners and road associations. See our membership page for more details. Membership is $40 per year for an individual and $75 per year for two family members.