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This website provides information important to Austin Lake Residents and Links to other websites of interest to lake residents and users of this beautiful natural resource.

Austin Lake Riparians, Inc. is a non-profit association of property owners on Austin Lake in Portage, Michigan and every property owner is a voting member.

For questions or concerns about the Austin Lake Riparians, please contact the Board President Gary Hahn at 269-323-7175 or ghahn@wightman-assoc.com.


  • A December 2016 Aeration report is now available on the Governmental Lake Board page.
  • The Austin Lake Riparians Board is now accepting 2017 voluntary annual dues of $25 per household. These funds may be used for additional lake safety patrols, Association Insurance premiums or Lake Improvement projects outside the scope of the Governmental Lake Board (GLB) and to help to pay for mailers, postage, and newsletters. It is planned that households paying the voluntary dues will receive an annual “dated” boat sticker as recognition of payment.  To make your voluntary payment please send a check, made out to "Austin Lake Riparians" and send it to Dave Savoy 3520 East Shore Dr. Portage, MI 49002. 
  • Contact Information: The Austin Lake Riparian Board is collecting Austin Lake Resident's contact information.  The purpose is two fold: 1. To provide quick notification of problems on the lake and notification of lake events. 2. To eventually use these Emails for sending the annual Austin Lake Riparians newsletter. This contact information will not be shared with other organizations or corporations.  Please click here to enter your contact information.  To enter more than one phone number or Email, just enter multiple contacts.


  • May 19, 2017: Austin Lake Governmental Lake Board will meet Friday at 3:00 pm to continue the Practicability hearing on Austin Lake’s Aeration Project.  All lake property owners are encouraged to attend. Click for the announcement. Please see the Governmental Lake Board tab for more information.
  • May 20, 2017: Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Inland Lakefront Property Owners.  Click for more information.
  • May 21, 2017: The Austin Lake Riparian Golf Scramble has been postponed to a future date.
  • June 7, 2017: The annual meeting of the Austin Lake Riparians (not GLB) will be held from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Portage Library in the Austin Lake Meeting Room.   Come meet your neighbors and learn more about your lake.

If anyone is interested in helping with events or has any questions please call or email Dani Koewers at 269-998-3473 daniL700@aol.com 

Contact Norman Young ndyoung@charter.net  to post a Lake Event.

Austin Lake Burgees for Sale 

These 10" x 15" heavy-duty pennants are silk screened on both sides with The Austin Lake logo.  The cost is only $20 each and they make a nice addition to your boat or dock area.  If you would like to order a burgee they can be purchased at  Daane’s Party Store and Double L Bait and Marine.  Or you can mail a check (made out to Austin Lake Riparians) to gary Hahn, 3101 Woodhams Ave. Portage, MI 49002.  All proceeds go to our Social Committee Fund.