Black Hawk Lake

$5 single day access fee


These explicit Rules and Regulations are from the Recorded Grant of Easements for the Blackhawk Recreational Area and were included in that document to insure continued enjoyment of recreation at Blackhawk Lake. The recorded Easement also includes these rules to prevent actions that cause damage to natural resources and facilities, as well as actions that cause unreasonable disturbances for Blackhawk Properties and/or Yosemite Lakes Owners' Association, Inc.

The Blackhawk Recreational Area is only the area designated on the attached map, and ingress and egress may be made only over the route marked on the attached map. The borders of the Blackhawk Recreational Area are clearly marked.

Be on notice that individuals are trespassing if they enter the Blackhawk Recreational Area without an Association pass, or if they go on any of the surrounding area under any circumstances. Individual privileges to use the Blackhawk Recreational Area may be suspended if trespassing occurs.

Individuals who violate the Rules and Regulations will be suspended from the use of Blackhawk Recreational Area for one (1) month if it is the individual's first violation and for one (1) year for any subsequent violations by the same individual. The Board of Directors of Yosemite Lakes Owners' Association, Inc. reserves the right to adopt a greater suspension (or termination) of privileges, greater than one (1) month for the first violation and one (1) year for the second, depending on the gravity of the offense.


All persons wishing to use the Blackhawk Recreational Area must first obtain a one (1) day pass ($5 fee) from the ProShop. A security deposit is required and all passes and keys for the locked gate must be returned at the end of the day. The maximum number of passes to be issued per day at 75 in number, and all passes, whether for boating or individual use, are SINGLE DAY PASSES. Holder (s) of an issued pass shall be required to produce their pass upon request of a representative of Yosemite Lakes Owners' Association, Inc. and/or Blackhawk Properties.

The hours of use are:

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. October through April

8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. May through September

A locked gate is maintained for ingress and egress and will be kept locked at all times.


The right to such recreational use of the Blackhawk Recreational Area shall be limited to the owners or residents of lots in Yosemite Lakes Park, their families, or their guests (WHEN GUEST IS ACCOMPANIED BY SUCH OWNER OR RESIDENT AND PROVIDED THAT THE NUMBER OF GUESTS PER DAY SHALL BE LIMITED TO TEN (10) PER OWNER OR RESIDENT).


For the purpose of these rules and regulations, a "BOAT" is any device for floating on the water other than a single inflatable device worn as a garment.

Anyone wishing to use a boat on Blackhawk Lake shall obtain a separate pass (in addition to the individual pass) for this purpose from the Association. Such boat passes shall be limited to five (5) per day, and shall prohibit the use of boats powered by engines using gasoline or other petroleum products. Persons holding boat passes shall be entitled to the use of the entire expanse of Blackhawk Lake for boating for a single day during the hours of 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M., in the months of May through September, and during the hours of 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M., in the remaining months. Persons boating shall not go ashore on any land except the designated recreational area.


All vehicles and boat trailers will be parked in the designated parking area only. No overnight parking of any vehicle or boats permitted, except as called for in the settlement agreement allowing Yosemite Lakes Owners' Association, Inc. to maintain a maximum of two (2) boats at the Blackhawk recreational area on a permanent basis for use by persons holding valid passes. No off road vehicles permitted on the Blackhawk recreational area land.

There shall be five (5) parking spaces for boat trailers and fifteen (15) other parking spaces.


Fires are ONLY permitted for cooking and ONLY in the designated areas. A designated area is an area that contains a permanently installed camp stove. There may be times of the year, due to extremely dry and hazardous fire conditions, when use of the camp stoves will be prohibited (June 1st to September 1st ). When such conditions exist, the Association will so notify at the time the entrance pass is issued. NO GROUND FIRES OR FIRE RINGS PERMITTED AT ANY TIME !!!


1. Discharging a firearm or any other implement capable of taking a human life, causing injury or damaging property.

2. Discharging or igniting a firecracker, rocket, or other fireworks or explosive.

3. Cutting of firewood or removal of any trees, bushes, or other wastage, or otherwise affecting the natural state of area.

4. Removal of fish to other lakes. All State laws concerning fishing and licensing are to be complied with.

5. Littering.

6. Hunting of any kind, only fishing is allowed.

7. No off-road vehicles allowed.

8. No pet allowed (including horses) other than seeing-eye dogs.

9. Camping overnight is not allowed.

10. No excessive use of alcohol.

11. No swimming.

12. Failure to return keys on the day of issue will result in forfeit of deposit and suspension of fishing privileges.


Operating or using any devices, which produce noise, such as a radio, television, or musical instrument in such a manner, so as to unreasonably disturb any person.

Engaging in fighting.

Addressing any offensive, derisive, or annoying communication to any other person who is lawfully present when such communication has a direct tendency to cause acts of violence by the person whom, individually, the remark is addressed to.

Making statements or other actions directed toward inciting or producing imminent lawless action and likely to incite or produce such action.

Causing public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm by making any unreasonably loud noise.


Most visitors appreciate a clean area free of litter. It also makes for a more pleasant experience for your neighbors.

Keeping the picnic areas, stream banks, lakeshore, trails and roadsides litter-free is even more important because cleanup is part of the Blackhawk usage agreement. Leaving the Blackhawk Recreational Area clean for fellow users is mandatory.

Think about how YOU would like to find the area when YOU arrive on your next visit.