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Homeowners with properties that border Lake Swannanoa and properties incorporated in the Ringling Manor Estates Maps as filed in the Morris County Clerk’s Office are eligible for membership. All lakefront properties must be covenant members.

The lake is maintained and controlled by covenant members. All covenant members’ sign a “covenant agreement”, pay fees and annual dues, contribute work hours, and have voting benefits associated with membership.

Annual Dues are payable in two installments due January 30th and June 30th each year. The dues pay for annual operating expenses (weeding, insurance, security, taxes, etc.). Additional fees may be applicable.

Lakefront property owners must sign the covenant agreement in order to access the lake from their property. For information and current cost of this membership, please contact the BOD.

A variety of membership opportunities are offered:

1: Covenant Membership

Covenant members and their families are granted full use of the facilities, including the lake, beaches, docks, and pump house. They can enjoy swimming, boating, sailing, summer and winter fishing, ice skating, hockey, playgrounds, horseshoes, and social events. Eligible property owners not already covered by the existing covenant may acquire covenant (voting) rights by signing the covenant and paying any costs and transfer fees, in addition to their annual dues.

2: Special Auxiliary Memberships (SAM)

Special Auxiliary Memberships enjoy use of the lake but will not have voting rights and will not be able to hold a BOD position. Dues will be billed and payable annually during March of each year and are not transferable. A limited number of Community SAMs are available to people living outside of Ringling Manor Estates.

3: SAM TYPE I – Year Round: This annual option is available to off-lake homeowners who do not wish to sign the Covenant but desire to enjoy the benefits of lake membership on a calendar year usage basis.

        Family: $425 for the year

        Couple membership: $375 for the year

        Single membership: $350 for the year

4: SAM TYPE II - Summer: This annual option is available to off-lake homeowners who only desire lake usage privileges during the summer period which covers the time frame from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

         Family: $375 for the summer

         Couple membership: $325 for the summer

         Single membership: $300 for the summer

5: SAM TYPE III – Lake Trail: This annual limited usage option is for use of posted access trails. This membership does not permit for boating, fishing, swimming, ice skating, or other activities on or about the waters of Lake Swannanoa. Lake Trail use privileges are during the summer period which covers a time frame from the end of Memorial Day through Labor Day.

         Per person: $75

BOAT RACK RENTAL: This annual option corresponds with SAM II & III membership dates and is offered on a first come-first serve basis.

        Per Boat: $ 50

Lake Swannanoa Homeowners Association
P.O. Box 2385
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438-9809