Lake Owassa is a private lake community with specific rules for lake use.
Motor boats must be rated no more than 16 feet and measure less than 17 feet.
Maximum horsepower for motor boats is 50HP.
Only outboard or electric motors are allowed.
Each motorboat and each motor must be inspected PRIOR to being placed in the lake for the first time.
Only boats registered to a LOCA member, that is a LOCA property owner, and having the proper current LOCA stickers may be on the lake.
NJ Boating license requires a Boating Safety Course to operate a motor boat. Non-residents must have a license from their state of residency.
No jet skis are allowed.
NJ Fishing license is required.
Hours of operation are: 8:00 AM to 1:00PM trolling speed (little or NO wake); 1:00 PM to 6:00PM high speed; 6:00PM till ½ hour after dusk trolling speed; NO boats after dark are permitted!
To learn more read the LOCA Constitution & By-Laws and the Lake Regulations under the tab “LOCA INFO” on the web site.
As the weather warms and we eagerly begin prepping our properties for another safe and fun filled season at the lake, the Board would like to make LOCA members aware of fertilizer usage. One key driver of Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) occurrences is the overabundance of nutrients in lakes, which “feed” these blooms. While nutrients are a part of a healthy lake ecosystem and stem from both natural and human sources, it is imperative that human sources are limited. Therefore, at the March 18th Board meeting, the LOCA Board voted to adopt the attached fertilizer resolution for lawns. This resolution is just one early step to better understand and manage HAB occurrences as the nutrient input from fertilizer use can be controlled. The Board is also looking into other proactive solutions for better HAB management. We thank everyone for their cooperation on this effort. Be safe and have a Happy Spring!