Lakes and Trails Committee

If you are a new resident at Sterling on the Lake, the SOTL Lakes and Trails Committee welcomes you! We have an excellent private trail system that is well maintained and easily accessible for all residents.

The purpose of the Lake and Trails Committee is to advise the Board of requirements for the upkeep, maintenance, repair and the use of the lakes, dams, the Association owned dock, and the island, including recommendation to the Board of such rules and regulations it may deem appropriate regarding any or all of these facilities and areas.

Vision Statement

"Our shared vision is the protection and management of the community lakes and trails, wildlife, habitats, and other natural resources, for the benefit of current and future residents. Any maintenance or enhancements to the lakes and tails made by the committee will ensure they remain in a natural, undisturbed state, as stated in the SOTL Community Charter." 

The Committee

We are working to incorporate a variety information and documents into this website to assist residents in using our trail system. The committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the SOTL Lodge. Residents are welcome to attend committee meetings.

Committee Chair: 
John Swain

Lake 3 Dredging Project!

Please click the link below to view the presentation recording of our lake 3 town hall.

If you are interested in reviewing questions/answers from the meeting, please click the pdf link below. 

Lake 3 Town Hall Resident Questions

Sterling on the Lake Trail Guide

Open this document for information on the various trails within SOTL. The guide includes helpful information for getting the most from your trail hikes.

Click here for the Sterling on the Lake Trail Guide

Sterling on the Lake Trail Map

This is a Newland Master Plan Development Map identifying the name for each trail. The map is updated periodically to incorporate any new trails associated with new development.

Click here for Sterling on the Lake Trail Map

 Main Lake Fishing

One of our community's most valuable assets is our lakes.  The lakes provide a beautiful background for the community and serve to provide us with a source of recreation with kayaking and fishing.  We monitor the health of the lake water, and the fish and wildlife that live on or in the lakes.  Once a year the fish population is analyzed to determine the existing fisheries abundance within the main lake.  

Shoreline Maintenance Policy 

Shoreline Maintenance Procedures.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We get lots of questions about our lakes and trails and have created a frequently asked questions document to address the most common questions.  If you don't find the answer to your question here you can always reach out to the committee with your question.

Click here for Sterling on the Lake FAQ document

Please contact for any Lakes and Trails questions or concerns.