Frequently asked questions

How can I help bring back the lake?

  1. Join the Wixom Lake Association!
  2. Attend social events and fundraisers and donate.
  3. Stay up to date on FLTF news.
  4. Contact government officials to gain their support. Visit Restore the Lakes for more information.

When will Wixom Lake be back?

Four Lakes Task Force currently estimates that the lake will return in 2025-2026. Sign up for their weekly news flashes to stay up to date on restoration progress.

What is the Four Lakes Special Assessment District?

The Four Lakes Special Assessment District (SAD) is an established geographic boundary of waterfront properties along or near Secord, Smallwood, Wixom and Sanford lakes and “backlot” properties with dedicated (private easement) access. Under Part 307, a county board may determine by resolution that the whole or a part of the cost of a project to establish and maintain a normal level for an inland lake shall be defrayed by special assessments.

Every property owner in the SAD will have an annual assessment added to their winter tax bill. Please see the FLTF SAD page for up-to-date information.

What is Four Lakes Task Force?

Four Lakes Task Force is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managed and operated by lake residents and industry experts. It serves as a "Delegated Authority" for Midland and Gladwin counties to administer and oversee the maintenance and operations of Secord, Smallwood, Wixom/Edenville and Sanford lakes and dams so the lake communities can enjoy the water long into the future.

How can I manage lakebottom vegetation in front of my property?

Property owners are permitted to mow or weed whack vegetation up to 40 feet out from their property line as long as they follow guidelines from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. Any vegetation and brush that is cut must be removed from the lakebottom.


See a full list of guidelines here.


Weed Control

Wixom Lake Association is not responsible for weed control on Wixom Lake when the lake is at normal legal lake levels. Weed control is managed by two separate entities for the east and west sides of the lake.

Properties east of M-30: Wixom Lake Improvement Board (WLIB)

Note: WLIB is temporarily inactive because there are no ongoing weed treatments while the lake is lowered.

Properties west of M-30: Savin Lake Services



The Wixom Lake Social group hosts fun events every month to bring people together, fundraise for special causes, and to have a good time.