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Boating Safety Information- Rules and Regulations

BOATING RULES

  1. Direction of travel in main body of lake (water-ski area) is counter clockwise.
  2. All boats off the lake at Sunset.
  3. Keep to the right in channel / No ski zone.
  4. Speed limits - 5 mph in restricted areas.  35mph in open zones.
  5. A Coast Guard personal flotation Device is required for every person on board and must be worn by children under 12 years of age and the life jackets must fit.
  6. No riding on the bow, gunwale or transom of any vessel.
  7. All vessels must carry a fire extinguisher except outboard boats less than 26' without a permanently installed fuel tank.
  8. Fires, stoves and barbecues are prohibited in coves and boat in areas.
  9. Buoys are for navigation and warning.  Do not use for slalom style racing.  No mooring or tying to buoys.
  10. Boat operators must be 16 years of age.  12 - 15 years old may operate with an adult 18 years of age or older.
  11. Freestyle, wake jumping, or trick riding is prohibited. Jumping or attempting to jump the wake of another vessel within 100 feet of the other vessel is prohibited by law.
  12. Courtesy Dock at launch ramp - 15 minutes loading and unloading only.
    No unattended vessels left at Courtesy Dock.
  13. Marina is a no wake zone.
  14. A float tube can be towed behind a boat or a personal watercraft if it is a commercially manufactured inflatable.  Non-commercial devices such as car or truck inner tubes are not allowed.  When personnel are onboard it may be towed only in the waterski area.  It may be towed to and from area with no persons on board.