17 C. Safety Zone:
A one hundred (100) foot safety zone (“Safety Zone”) shall be maintained from all shorelines, jetties, docks or other projections into the lake. While in the Safety Zone, watercraft may travel in either direction.
To add additional content to this rule, it’s important to understand what may be happening in a safety zone.
The safety zones are great areas for non-motorized watercraft to navigate around the lake. This is an area used by people kayaking, pedal boating, or stand up boarding. This is also an area where kids swim off the shorelines. It is recommended that kids swim as close as to the shoreline as possible.
As the rule states, boats can travel in safety zones. All boats in the safety zone must travel at idle speed.
Note that safety zones are 100′ around the entire lake, not just the main body where buoys are placed. Please exercise extreme caution in the coves when boating close to shorelines. The coves are more likely to have people swimming inside the 100′ safety zone.
In summary, be aware of the location of all safety zones and mindful of the activities that take place in safety zones.
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