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Purchasing property in Lake Forest

Please take note that Master Lease fees are recorded in the deed of Lake Forest properties.  


All persons who acquire property in the Lake Forest Reservation are required to enter into a lease which incorporates all of the “terms, covenant, conditions, reservations and restrictions” of the Master Lease. All property owners have an obligation to participate in the “fair share” of maintenance of common elements of the community. The Master Lease payments go into the Club’s yearly budget for the running and maintaining of our facility.


When a property is being sold, the purchaser or purchaser’s representative must contact the Lake Forest Yacht Club to ensure no outstanding balance is owed on said property. If this is not done, the purchaser will be required to pay any fees associated with the property to bring the account current.


The Master Lease is enforceable under N.J.S.A. 46:16-1, which provides that recorded documents are considered notice to potential purchasers and are enforceable against purchasers in the chain of title.

Mandatory Fees for Lake Forest Properties




$115.00 -  Billed quarterly: January, April, July, and October 1st 

North and West of Espanong Road: (Ripplewood Dr, Woodlawn Terrace, Springbrook Terrace, Commodore Dr,    Harbor Drive, CrescentDrive, Marine Drive, NauticalDrive, Yacht Club Drive up to #93)

$ 57.50 -   Billed quarterly: January, April, July, and October 1st

South and East of and including Espanong Road (Venetian Dr, Valencia Isle Dr. -part, Three Rivers Dr- part, West and East Emerald Isle Dr- part). Please confirm with the LFYC office as some properties are excluded from the association. 

Optional Fees for Lake Forest Properties


LFYC By-Laws ": Membership in the Club shall be limited to natural persons and shall be of two classes; Voting Membership and Non-Voting Membership. 

Each class of membership shall be a household membership. A household shall be deemed to include those persons living together as one household. Membership shall be limited to “One” per deeded property in the Lake Forest Reservation. All references to voting members and non-voting members, as outlined below, and/or in the current Lake Forest Yacht Club By-Laws."

EFFECTIVE October 1st, 2023

Annual Membership Dues (Membership Year runs from October 1st – September 30th) 

  • Family -$575.00 ($613.09 with tax) – Multiple adult badges with proof of permanent residency and children living in the household.

  • Single -$439.00 ($468.08 with tax) - One adult badge with or without children living in the household.

  • Senior (65 or older)- $279.000 ($297.48 with tax) -Two adult badges only living in the household.


All adults must provide a one-time verification indicating residence within Lake Forest in order to receive a badge.  Examples of verification include.

1.  Name on the deed of the property.

2.  Driver's license with an address in Lake Forest. 

The board is aware of special circumstances.  Please provide a description in writing if your family is considered a special circumstance. 

Membership is billed on October 1st of each year.

*If a NEW Lake Forest Resident is joining the lake for the first time in the middle of a billing cycle, prorated dues will be calculated starting from the 1st of the month that they are joining. 

Lost badge fee $25.00


Administration/New Member Fee - one-time fee

  • $50 +tax ($53.31)


Bond  - for Property Owners

  • $400 one time:

  •  $80.00 - Bond payment plan. Payable over 5 years and subject to a $12 per year finance charge. Billed January 1st of each year

Security Deposit - for Renters

  • $400.00 


**Bonds and security Deposits are refundable upon termination of membership.



Please contact the LFYC office with any questions and to apply for membership. 


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