Challenges of Lake Houses

Some of the things that might come up owning on a lake.

Some of the things that might come up owning on a lake.

Living on a lake can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience, but it also comes with its share of challenges. From dealing with fluctuating water levels to managing wildlife, there are many potential challenges that lake dwellers may face. Here are some of the most common challenges of living on a lake and how to overcome them.

One of the most common challenges of living on some lakes is dealing with fluctuating water levels. Some lakes are subject to natural changes in water levels, which can be caused by factors such as rainfall, evaporation, and snowmelt. These changes can affect the shoreline and the depth of the water, and they can also impact the ability to use the lake for recreational activities. To manage fluctuating water levels, it’s important to be prepared and to have a plan in place for dealing with changes in the water. This can include having a flexible docking system and creating a buffer zone around the shoreline.

Another common challenge of living on a lake is managing wildlife. Lakes are home to a wide range of plant and animal species, and as a lake home owner, you may need to deal with issues such as geese, beavers, and other animals that can cause damage to your home or property. You can include using deterrents, such as netting or noise makers, to keep geese away from your property or planting plants that deer will leave alone.  A great tip for a new lake house owner is to ask the neighbors how they are handling any wildlife nuisances.  Wildlife doesn't know where the property lines are so if you have a problem, it is likely that your neighbors are in the same boat..

In addition to fluctuating water levels and wildlife management, there are many other potential challenges of living on a lake. This can include dealing with storms, managing access to the lake, and maintaining the quality of the water. The issues that come up owning a lake house pale in comparrison to the joys that come along with lakefront living.

Posted By: Adam Gohlke - Nov. 5, 2022, 6:28 p.m.