Welcome to Lake Forest Yacht Club

Founded in the 1950s by Arthur Crane, Lake Forest Reservation is a year-round lake community.

It is located on the northern shore of Lake Hopatcong which is the largest lake in New Jersey.


​The Lake Forest Yacht Club has beautiful amenities and social functions for all members to participate in and enjoy.

  • Tennis Court

  • Hand-Ball Court

  • Basketball Court

  • Volleyball Court

  • Horseshoe Pits

  • Boccie Ball Court

  • Fire Pit w/ Adirondack Chairs

  • Dock Slips


  • Lifeguards on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • Free Swim Lessons

  • Beach Activities for Kids

  • High Dive/Low Dive

  • Beach Volleyball

Membership benefits

Lake Forest Yacht Club is a great place to enjoy Club sponsored events throughout the year, as well as additional opportunities to rent the Clubhouse or dock slips. 

All members of LFYC are issued membership badges that must be worn on the premises. 

The facility is monitored by a security system throughout the year and security staff during the summer.  


Tel. 973-663-0158

Email: office@lfyc.org

PO Box 217 
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849


35 Yacht Club Drive 

Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Office Hours:

Monday 9-2

Wednesday 12-7

Friday 9-2

Saturday 9:30-12:30


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Hello neighbors,


School is out and we have rolled into the summer season with a bang!   Our beach operations are in full effect with lifeguards and the snack shack available every day.  Donna Combos is the Beach Director and has the beach area looking great and functioning in midseason form.  Lifeguards will be on duty from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday and from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM from Friday to Sunday.  Our security personnel, David and Mackenzie, are also patrolling the grounds and keeping it safer for us all.  At times, they will ask you for your badge and check your vehicle for a parking tag.  Please remember this is our private facility and they are only doing their jobs in making sure only our members are utilizing the beach and grounds.  Get to know these people, they are friendly faces that are always available and willing to help if they can.

Great news!  Our Membership is over 200 families which is more than can be remembered in recent history.  It’s wonderful to see the smiling faces of all of our members, seasoned and new.  With membership at a recent high it is a great time to review some of the club’s unwritten rules.  The clubhouse, docks, beach, galley, basketball court, playground, ballfield, and boat ramp are all part of your own private property.  Private property that you and your guests can use and enjoy year-round as a member.  It is great to see all of these areas being used as it’s our own, because it is.  What we must also consider is the responsibility which comes when owning and using these grounds. There is not a daily maintenance crew responsible for maintaining and cleaning the grounds.  If a piece of trash needs to be picked up or a garbage needs to be taken out, please do so.  Most of the time this club and facilities are maintained, cleaned, and improved by its many wonderful members.  The garbage containers have been lined with multiple garbage bags so it's easy to remove the one that is full and still have a bag in place.  We ask that everyone please do their part, or what they are capable of doing.  As part of their daily summer hours, lifeguards are responsible for maintaining some of the grounds and taking out the garbage.  They sometimes arrive in the morning to overflowing garbage containers that have been picked through by animals leaving a bigger mess on the ground.  They have also found glass bottles which are prohibited on the beach.  Keeping the areas clean promotes safe, positive, healthy grounds for all to enjoy and a better work environment for the lifeguards.  Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

In the past few weeks, the board has encountered numerous member complaints about other member’s actions.  So many, that I must bring necessary attention to it.  More than ever before we have had numerous cars driving through the parking lot at higher than safe rate of speed.  Please know this is by far one of the most avoidable hazards we can be exposed to as children are often walking or running across the parking lot and our littlest ones sometimes have a tendency to dart out from between parked cars as their parents try to catch them.  There is absolutely no reason why you should be driving faster than the posted 5 mph through the parking lot, please convey the message to all drivers in your household.  We’ve also encountered members not being aware of their surroundings and causing a disruption.  As mentioned above, the club is a shared space so we must approach our actions with common respect for others.  We are all using the space independently of others and we shouldn’t have noise levels from music, loud profanity, etc. where other members enjoying their time are inconvenienced.  As always, please know that when we have security on the premises, they are there to help any member who is experiencing a problem and your family should feel free to locate them and ask for help whenever needed.  At all times, with or without security, a non-confrontational approach is what we suggest.  Our goal is to maintain an enjoyable environment for all members of the club at all times, and with that end in mind, we look forward to your ongoing cooperation.


Enjoy the beach,

Mike Malakuskie