• Pancake Breakfast and Plant Sale is this Sunday!

    Don’t miss the Campground Committee’s annual Pancake Breakfast and Garden Club Plant Sale in the Clubhouse this Sunday, May 28 from 8 am until noon. 

    Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee, orange juice, and while/chocolate milk. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12. Children 4 and under are free. 

    Plants are beautiful, healthy and inexpensive! Funds raised by the Garden Club go toward beautification of ACL grounds.

  • Have you signed up for CodeRed?

    Jo Daviess County has implemented the CodeRED Emergency Communications Network, a reverse 911 system for anyone who signs up for alerts such as storm warnings, evacuation notices, missing person alerts, etc. Messages can come over your home or cell phone with a call or text message, or delivered as an email. ACL will also use this system to send alerts to our owners who sign up. We will send notices for amenity closings due to bad weather, when the lake is closed or at no-wake, etc. We can also communicate to specific sections of the lake; for instance, if the water company needs to shut down the water on the north end of the Association-we can send notices only to those affected. 
    Remember: USE YOUR ACL ADDRESS – EVEN IF YOU ONLY HAVE A LOT. It is important that you provide your ACL address so we can contact you with ACL-specific messages and alerts.

    If you have questions about CodeRed messages sent by Apple Canyon Lake, please call (815) 492-0090. Please DO NOT call the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department.

    Sign up for CodeRed here.

  • Fish House is open

    The Fish House is currently open. We have found a solution and our hopes are to stay open, however, this could change. Please watch for updates.

  • 2017 Sheriff’s Sale Lot Auction scheduled

    The following lots will be sold at the Sheriff’s Sale, Saturday, June 17 at 1 pm in the ACL Clubhouse. Current lot owners have until the end of business Friday, June 16 to redeem the property and remove it from the Sheriff’s Sale. Purchasers will be required to pay all current and past due taxes to Jo Daviess County. Taxes owed will be disclosed the day of the sale. Apple Canyon Lake will require payment of the bid amount, one-half of the Annual Dues ($425), and the Owner Amenity Registration Fee ($100 per owner, if applicable) the day of the sale by cash, good check, or credit card. A 4% convenience fee will apply to credit card payments. Identifying signage will be posted on each lot listed below two weeks prior to the sale.

    Please direct questions to the Association Office at (815) 492-2238 or email us.


    Winchester (4), Lot 120                                 

    Big Spirit (5), Lot 130          

    Apache (7), Lot 120

    Apache (7), Lot 194

    Apache (7), Lot 260               

    Hawthorne (9), Lot 56

    Hawthorne (9), Lot 87                                   

    Eagle (10), Lot 86                                                      

    Fairway (11), Lot 185                        

    President (12), Lot 28

    President (12), Lot 38

  • Board approves changes to creel limits

    At the March 18 regular meeting of the Board of Directors, the Board moved to change the creel limits in the ACLPOA Rules and Regulations. The Motion states:

    To approve to change to the daily bag limit on largemouth bass from two under 14″ to five under 13″ per day. The new slot limit will change to 13″ to 24″ for Catch and Release and the one fish over 24″ per day will remain the same.”

    See 2017 Creel Limit

  • Beaver Damage

    If you see evidence of beaver damage, please contact the Maintenance Department at 815-492-2167.

  • Goose Nests

    We need your help. Our Goose Egg Addling/Oiling program volunteers do not see every nest. If you are out on the lake or trails and see a nest, or if you have a nest on your property, please call the office at 815-492-2238 and share the location so our volunteers can include the nest in the program. 
    Remember: we are not trying to eliminate all geese from ACL, but hope to manage the number of geese returning each year.  With a successful program in place, we can keep our lake healthier, lower the amount of unsightly goose droppings, and still enjoy the beauty of these birds. 

  • Vendors wanted for ICS & Craft Fair
  • Registration open for Trail Trekker 5K Color Run

    Save the date for the 2017 TT5K!

    Saturday, July 29, 2017
    Check-in: 6:30 am – 7:20 am
    Start time is 7:30 am

    We are bumping up our game this year!  Every entry gets discount coupons for the Sizzling Summer Concert with Denny Diamond and the Pancake Breakfast of Champions. After your family and friends cheer you on as you cross the finish line, meet them at the tent for pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Then wear your TT5K t-shirt to get into the Denny Diamond concert at a reduced rate.

    Download TT5K registration here.

    View the Course map


    • Registration: $20 – Ages 13 & over (after July 16 – $25)
    • $10 – Ages 12 & under ($15 after 7/16)
    • Registration fee includes: t-shirt, sunglasses, color pack & race bag, Each registrant is entered into prize drawings and receives $1 discount coupon for the Pancake Breakfast.
    • Guests wearing their 2017 TT5K  or 2017 TT5K volunteer t-shirts to the Denny Diamond concert that evening get $1 off gate fee.
    • Register early: cannot guarantee t-shirt for post 7/16 registrant.
    • Packet Pick-up is Friday, July 28, 8 am – 3 pm at the Association Office, 14A157 Canyon Club Dr., Apple River, IL 61001, OR day of race 6:30 – 7:20 am at the Old Firehouse
    • Check-in lasts from 6:30 – 7:20 am
    • 10-minute warning goes off at 7:20 am
    • This is a fun run and not a race so this is not a timed event.
    • Property Owner participants and spectators must wear a current ACL amenity tag.
    • Public participants and guests/spectators will be issued a special event pass.
    • Additional color packets will be available for purchase at each color station.
    • Water and lite refreshments will be available for participants.
    • The course is a trail trek and consists of a combination of gravel, seal-coat and grassy footpaths. It could be difficult terrain for standard strollers. Jogger strollers should be fine.

    Sponsor Us

    RED APPLE SPONSORSHIP – $150 (due June 22)
    With the Red Apple Sponsorship you get:

    • Your logo on back of race shirts and on a card-stock poster displayed at event
    • Marketing materials provided by your business (placed in bags)
    • 2 complimentary race entries, swag bags, event shirts, and tickets to the Summer Concert

     GOLDEN APPLE SPONSORSHIP – $200 (due June 22)
    With the Golden Apple Sponsorship you get:

    • Your logo on back of race shirts and on a cardstock poster displayed at event
    • Marketing materials provided by your business (placed in bags)
    • 2 complimentary race entries, swag bags, event shirts, and tickets to the Summer Concert
    • Your own booth/table space at event (must supply your own canopy/table)

    Download the TT5K Sponsorship form!

    Donations appreciated! Call Cindy at 815-492-2769 if you would like to donate prizes.

  • Water Craft Renewal Notice

    In the past, our office could email IDNR staff directly on behalf of our members to confirm Watercraft Registration renewals. We are no longer able to continue this service. Please be aware the IDNR accepts these calls Tuesday – Thursday from 8:30-4:40 only. Please be proactive and submit your current State Watercraft Registration as soon as you receive it.