MEMBERSHIP

The Woodhaven Association is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation established in 1971. Membership is comprised of owners of campsites at Woodhaven Lakes. Members pay annual dues to maintain common ground and facilities and to provide services, programs and events for property owners and their guests.

Because Woodhaven is a private facility, to become a member of the Association, a lot must be purchased within the camping resort. All members of the Association are property owners. We do not offer seasonal, weekly, or monthly rentals.

Woodhaven Association is a planned, private recreational vehicle community zoned as “special use.” Property is restricted to recreational use and cannot be used as a primary residence. Placement of all recreational vehicles, building sheds, room additions, etc. is strictly regulated by Environmental Standards and Control Department (ESAC) to preserve the natural surroundings. A permit must be obtained from ESAC prior to any construction or RV replacement.

Woodhaven property is limited to recreational use by zoning and by Woodhaven’s Declaration of Covenants. Because of this, Woodhaven cannot be used as a primary residence.

Woodhaven is open 7-days per week, 365 days-per year. Property owners and their guests can access and enjoy their property year-round, every day of the year. However, because we are zoned as recreational use, there is a limit to the number of overnight stays per calendar year. This restriction is set at 200 overnight stays per calendar year.

Access to Woodhaven is through a 24-hour staffed security gate. Four membership passes are issued to each lot. One pass is needed per vehicle to access the property. Passes are used from season to season and should not be discarded.

Woodhaven does not offer seasonal, weekly or monthly rentals. In order to use the many amenities and services of Woodhaven you must be a property owner, guest of a property owner or a Coast to Coast member.

Fee simple title to Woodhaven property can be given by warranty deed or a similar instrument of property transfer.

The constitution as to the government of the Woodhaven Association is set forth in the Declaration of Covenants. The association is governed by a Board of Directors elected from the membership and by the membership according to the corporate By-Laws.

Rules and Regulations

Woodhaven Association has established a set of Rules and Regulations to protect all Property Owners, their families and guest’s leisure time while on property at Woodhaven. The Policy Manual helps to provide clarification, interpretation, and direction to the Board, committees and employees on the Rules and Regulations and By-Laws.

Lot Costs

Prices of campsites at Woodhaven vary greatly based on location within the property, utilities, the extent of improvements, and amount of personal property included on the lot. Please check out our Property Listings Page for more details on current properties for sale through Woodhaven Lakes Realty.

Electric Service & Costs

All Woodhaven properties have electric service provided, billed and serviced by ComEd. Electric service is metered and costs are based on monthly usage.

Property Taxes

Individual properties at Woodhaven are taxed by Lee County. The tax amount on each property is based on several factors, including location within Woodhaven and the extent of improvements. For questions pertaining to your taxes, call the Lee County Treasurer’s Office at 815-288-4477.

Fiscal Year 2021 – 2022 Annual Assessments

Lots with Sewer Service – $1,360 per year, per lot. Lots without Sewer Service – $1,235 per year, per lot

Membership Assessments

Woodhaven Association Members pay an annual membership assessment to cover yearly operating costs including maintenance and upkeep of common grounds and facilities, and to provide services, programs and events. Annual assessments also help fund the association’s reserve fund to provide for future amenities and capital projects. Membership assessments are billed annually for a fiscal year beginning April 1 and ending March 31 of the following year. Property Owners who choose to pay their assessments in-full prior to April 1 of each year receive a discount. Assessments can also be paid in three installments, with half of the yearly assessment due by March 31 of each year, the second half is split between two due dates: May 31 and the final payment due by July 31. All membership assessments include annual water and sewer fees.