Rules & Regulations





Boating Rules & Regulations
 
Meaning of Lake Marker Symbols
  • Hazard Area, Shallow Area, Rocks = White marker with orange identifications.
  • Headway Speed Only = White marker with orange identifications. Headway speed is defined as the minimum speed required to maintain navigation – NO WAKE.
  • Black & White Vertical Stripe = Boats should not pass between marker and nearest shore/land.
Maine Boating Rules and Regulations
Motor Boats
  • Headway speed only (minimum speed required for navigation – NO WAKE) within 200 feet (2/3 of a football field) from shore, rafts, other boats or swimmers.
  • Must be 12 years or older to operate a boat with more than 10 hp, unless supervised by someone at least 16 years of age.
  • Imprudent operation, including prolonged circling, racing and wake jumping is prohibited.

Personal Watercraft
(Jet Ski or similar type)

  • Must be 16 years or older to operate.
  • Headway speed only (minimum speed required for navigation – NO WAKE) within 200 feet (2/3 of a football field) from shore and from specially marked buoy areas.
  • No operation between sunset and sunrise.
  • Imprudent operation, including prolonged circling, racing and wake jumping is prohibited.

Lake environments are very fragile. For their protection and yours, please keep in mind these basic rules:
  • Before launching your boat, please make sure that it has been washed clean of any possible plant material that could endanger the lake.
  • Be careful of spills when refueling or mixing gas.
  • Keep a container aboard your watercraft for trash and take it with you when you leave.
  • Always use headway speed only in channels or as otherwise indicated by markers.
  • Use the toilet facilities provided at the public boat launch ramp or the public beach at the foot of the lake.
  • Be aware of water skiers and tubers who may cross your path when boating.
  • Remember to turn on your anchor and navigating lights at dusk.
  • Please respect the rights and privacy of waterfront property owners by not abusing their property.
  • Keep a safe distance (100 feet) away from wildlife such as loons and their chicks to prevent injury.
 
 
 

Boating Rules & Regulations
 
Meaning of Lake Marker Symbols
  • Hazard Area, Shallow Area, Rocks = White marker with orange identifications.
  • Headway Speed Only = White marker with orange identifications. Headway speed is defined as the minimum speed required to maintain navigation – NO WAKE.
  • Black & White Vertical Stripe = Boats should not pass between marker and nearest shore/land.
Maine Boating Rules and Regulations
Motor Boats
  • Headway speed only (minimum speed required for navigation – NO WAKE) within 200 feet (2/3 of a football field) from shore, rafts, other boats or swimmers.
  • Must be 12 years or older to operate a boat with more than 10 hp, unless supervised by someone at least 16 years of age.
  • Imprudent operation, including prolonged circling, racing and wake jumping is prohibited.

Personal Watercraft
(Jet Ski or similar type)

  • Must be 16 years or older to operate.
  • Headway speed only (minimum speed required for navigation – NO WAKE) within 200 feet (2/3 of a football field) from shore and from specially marked buoy areas.
  • No operation between sunset and sunrise.
  • Imprudent operation, including prolonged circling, racing and wake jumping is prohibited.

Lake environments are very fragile. For their protection and yours, please keep in mind these basic rules:
  • Before launching your boat, please make sure that it has been washed clean of any possible plant material that could endanger the lake.
  • Be careful of spills when refueling or mixing gas.
  • Keep a container aboard your watercraft for trash and take it with you when you leave.
  • Always use headway speed only in channels or as otherwise indicated by markers.
  • Use the toilet facilities provided at the public boat launch ramp or the public beach at the foot of the lake.
  • Be aware of water skiers and tubers who may cross your path when boating.
  • Remember to turn on your anchor and navigating lights at dusk.
  • Please respect the rights and privacy of waterfront property owners by not abusing their property.
  • Keep a safe distance (100 feet) away from wildlife such as loons and their chicks to prevent injury.