Residents who have already rented a boat dock, will have the opportunity to renew their space for the following year(s).  Once you have a dock spot, you will automatically receive paperwork  for renewal of boat docks for the upcoming season.

As in the last few years, boat dock renters will be able to return paperwork and money for boat stickers with their rental agreement. 

The existing boat docks will be installed prior to Memorial Day and will be available through mid-September.   

If you wish to be added to the wait list, please send email to  Click here to access the Dock Waiting List

If you have any questions,  please email


Boat stickers can be obtained by submitting required documents online, via the instructions on the following link:

In order to complete the submission, you will need to have the following documents available to upload:

  • COPY of Boat title (designating the homeowner as the owner of the boat)
  • COPY of Ohio boat registration (designating the boat is registered in the State of Ohio)
  • COPY of Insurance documents (including insurance on the boat and also $1 million liability coverage for boats over 10HP)

The link provides instructions as to how to handle payments.

No stickers will be issued without all of the necessary paperwork, so please read this in detail and make sure you have all necessary documentation.   NO EXCEPTIONS.


ALA is comprised of members of both Hawthorn and Aurora Shores for the purpose of managing Aurora Lake for all of our benefit. All meetings of the ALA are public and attendance is encouraged.  

Please contact one of the ALA Board Members for information concerning dates and times for ALA Meetings.   Hawthorn Members are:

Matthew Kolar (330)-307-6640

Bryan Gallo

John Vargo

Mike Laur

For more information, check out the ALA website or the ALA Facebook Page.  It is listed under Aurora Lake Association – ALA. 

LAKE TESTING.  The ALA is responsible for testing the quality of water in the lake.  This is generally done periodically and prior to holiday week-ends.  


Water skiers from Aurora Shores and Hawthorn have formed a ski club, called the Aurora Lake Water Ski Club (ALWSC). The club has been established to provide a community of skiers and non-skiers a way to learn how to ski, barefoot and wakeboard, as well as improve individual skill levels in each of these disciplines.  For more information, access their Facebook Page,  Aurora Lake Waterski Club


Kayak and SUP rack spaces are available for a nominal fee. Those that have had spaces in the past summer, will be contacted to renew their space. If you would like to be added to the waiting list or have any questions please email  Click here to access the Kayak Rack Waiting List.