Paddling & Kayaking Rules

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  • An approved, wearable life jacket for eah person must be readily accessible. Throw cushions do not meet this requirement.
  • Life jacket(s) must be on board, not attached by a line or leash.
  • Persons uder 13 yers old must wear a life jacket while underway. Drifting is considered underway.
  • All paddle craft must be able to exhibit a white light or latern after sunset or during times of restricted visibility.
  • Boater’s state registation card must be on board if boat is propelled by motor or trolling motor.
  • A fishing licenses is required by all persons 13 years or old assisting or attempting to take fish.
  • Do nit litter. It is unlawful to throw or sunk litter from a boat. IN the event that a boat turns over, all contents must be retrieved.
  • It is unlawful to use or be in possession of drugs or controlled substances while boating or paddling.
  • Use or possession of alcohol by individuals who are underage is prohibited.
  • No person shall operate or interfere with the safe operation of any motorboat or vessel.
  • All boats are subject to inspection.
  • All navigation rules apply.
  • Keep a proper lookout at all times.
  • A fishing licenses is required by all persons 13 years or old assisting or attempting to take fish.
  • Do nit litter. It is unlawful to throw or sunk litter from a boat. IN the event that a boat turns over, all contents must be retrieved.
  • It is unlawful to use or be in possession of drugs or controlled substances while boating or paddling.
  • Use or possession of alcohol by individuals who are underage is prohibited.
  • No person shall operate or interfere with the safe operation of any motorboat or vessel.
  • All boats are subject to inspection.
  • All navigation rules apply.
  • Keep a proper lookout at all times.

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Helpful Hints

  • Inflatable belt pack life jackets need to be worn with the device in front of the body, not turned to the backside of the body.
  • Inflatable life jackets are not approved for anyone less then 16 years old.
  • Do not overload your boat.
  • Other rules, regulations, and laws may apply.