Lake Seneca

Lake Seneca Property Owners Association


LAKE SENECA is a 270 acre lake created by damming the St. Joseph River in Northwestern Ohio in the late '60s.  At the dam, the lake is over 20 feet deep.  At the perimeter, Seneca Drive is about 6 miles long.

LAKE SENECA is a community of neighbors in homes and summer cottages who share membership in Lake Seneca Property Owners Association, (LSPOA).   Members enjoy the privacy of their homes and properties and planned social and volunteer events.  The LSPOA is a corporation with an elected Board of residents who maintain and supervise the communal areas of the Lake.

LAKE SENECA is private property with communal areas including the lake, the beach, access areas, lodge and Kiddie Pond Park, owned by the LSPOA.  Even the paved "Seneca Drive" and other roads are owned by the membership fees.  Security measures are established to help maintain the privacy of the area.

LAKE SENECA is an area of great potential limited by the financial resources available and the willingness of the members to participate in endeavors.  Based on current membership fees actually collected, the lake operates on a budget of a little less than $100,000 a year.

LAKE SENECA is a planned community with deed restrictions and covenants that:

LAKE SENECA does not discriminate.  The regulations say that new owners must be accepted as members, but all who are buying property are accepted upon payment of dues.  Those who have not paid dues are "not in good standing" and are not issued authorization stickers for their cars, boats, ATV's, nor guest passes.

LAKE SENECA has the following facilities at present:

LAKE SENECA has a central water system operated by Aqua Ohio, an independent company.  Homes have individual sanitation programs utilizing septic systems approved on an individual basis.  Only the Department of Health (419-485-3141) can make determinations as to whether a specific lot will be issued a septic system permit.

LAKE SENECA is located in Northwest Ohio just 3 miles from Michigan and 10 miles from Indiana on Ohio North 576 about 1.25 miles from U.S. 20.   We welcome you to visit us and consider membership.