Loon Lisle Nature Reserve

November 18, 2016 was a historic day for The Loon Lake Property Owners Association (LLPOA). On that day the LLPOA took possession of 7.3 acres of wooded and wetland property to be preserved in its natural state for generations to come. The purchase of this land from the previous owners, Steve and Cassie Lisle was made possible in large part due to a $75,000 grant received from the Indiana Bicentennial Nature Trust. These funds were matched by the LLPOA enabling the purchase.

The property is located off County Road 600W in Noble County, directly adjacent to Loon Lake. It consists of 7.3 acres, most of which is wetlands. It also encompasses just over 600 feet of undeveloped shoreline on Loon Lake. The parcel is home to numerous species of wildlife, native birds and migrating water fowl. In addition, there have been numerous sightings of bald eagle nesting on the property.

Taking possession of this land was the culmination of a long process which started in 2014, nearly 3 years earlier. The purchase was the result of the vision of some forward-looking Loon Lake property owners coupled with the Lisle’s desire to see the property remain undeveloped. The ground is one of the last remaining undeveloped parcels of land on Loon Lake and everyone involved in the project was deeply committed to seeing it preserved. Future use of the land will now be governed by a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) easement that requires strict adherence to a carefully drafted set of rules and guidelines that both limit development and insure the grounds will be preserved for the benefit of future generations.

If interested in using the Lisle Property, please fill out the application below and submit to LLPOA board member Rich Nelson rnelson@mail.smu.edu.

User Responsibility/Conditions:

-Must be a member in good standing per the current LLPOA Constitution and By-laws.

-Usage must not violate any state or local laws.

-Open fires must be within a campfire ring.

-All toilet and other facilities are to be provided by the user.

-Users are responsible for cleaning up and hauling away all trash.

-No horses.

-No logging or wood cutting.

-No ATV or golf carts permitted unless driven and parked in designated parking areas.

-User responsible to repair damage from driving on soft soil.

-No damage to fence or gate.

-Deposit may be forfeited if above conditions are not met.

User Deposit Rate: $200

Donations to LLPOA to cover our property insurance, property taxes and miscellaneous maintenance are always welcome.

Loon Lisle Reserve Use Application