Hello – Please respect the safety zones every time you boat. More importantly, please review with any guest or family member. We plan to install buoys next week to help identify the safety zones. Compliance with safety zones is required with or without buoys in the water.
- 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.
- Speed Limits/Direction of Travel:
(1) While in the Safety Zone or in any cove, motor craft shall be operated at speeds that produce “No Wake.” “No Wake means idle speed only. In all other areas, a watercraft shall proceed at a safe speed so that it can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and condition. The patrol shall be responsible for determining whether boats are exceeding safe conditions for the conditions present. Under good visibility conditions and light to moderate boat traffic, the maximum safe speed shall be set at 35 miles per hour. The maximum safe boating speed shall be reduced for poor visibility, i.e. fog rain etc. and very heavy traffic situations. However, from dusk until daylight, watercraft being operated on any part of the Lake shall only be operated at speeds that produce “No Wake”; while in operation during such times, all boats shall carry a distress signal (a light or lantern) capable of being visible a distance equal to the length of the Lake.
(2) While outside of the Safety Zone, watercraft shall travel in a counterclockwise direction (for example, in a northward direction while on the east side of the Lake) (Effective July 16, 1997).
(3) All watercraft shall maintain a clearance of not less than 200 feet from other watercraft, except when both crafts are operating at idle speed. The Patrol shall be responsible for determining whether watercraft is maintaining the proper clearance from another watercraft. The jumping of boat wakes by jet skis or other personal watercraft while within 200 feet of the watercraft that created the wake is prohibited (Effective Aug 18, 1994, amended September 22, 1994).