Watercraft

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - JACKSON COUNTY

BIG WOLF AND LITTLE WOLF LAKES IN KENWOOD SHORES SUBDIVISION, PORTION OF CHANNEL CONNECTING - R281.738.8 - Speed restriction.

8. On that portion of a channel connecting Big Wolf lake and Little Wolf lake lying eastward of a line from the northwest corner of lot number 13 due north to the opposite shore, to a line drawn parallel to and lying 200 feet east of a line from the northeast corner of lot number 1 due north to the opposite shore, all located in Kenwood Shores subdivision, being a part of the southeast quarter of section 19, town 3 south, range 2 east, township of Napoleon, county of Jackson, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. February 14, 1969

CENTER LAKE, ARTIFICIAL CANAL CONNECTED TO - R281.738.10 - Slow--no wake speed.

10. On the waters of the artificial canal from Center lake to Bonnymede subdivision, section 22, town 3 south, range 1 east, Napoleon township, Jackson county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 17, 1974

CHANNELWOOD CANAL & GRAND RIVER - WC-38-98-001 - Slow-no wake speed

On the waters of the Channelwood Canal and the Grand River lying between Big Wolf and Olcott Lakes, sections 19 and 24, town 3 south, ranges 1 east and 2 east, Napoleon township, Jackson county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and with buoys. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. April 13, 1998

LAKE COLUMBIA - WC-38-98-002 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Lake Columbia in the area commonly referred to as Stump Bay east of a line beginning on the north shore where Ambler Drive would intersect the shoreline then running directly south to the nearest point of land, all within sections 26, 27, 34 and 35, town 4 south, range 1 east, Columbia township, Jackson county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and with buoys. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. June 19, 1998

LAKE COLUMBIA - WC-38-98-003 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Lake Columbia in the area commonly referred to as Bedford Bay, all within section 28, town 4 south, range 1 east, Columbia township, Jackson county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and with buoys. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. June 19, 1998

LAKE COLUMBIA, PORTION IN NORTHERLY PART OF BAY VIEW SHORES SUBDIVISION- R281.738.3 - Speed restriction.

3. On the waters of that part of Lake Columbia lying north of a line beginning at the southeast corner of lot number 119, thence northeasterly to the northwest corner of lot number 32, Bay View Shores subdivision, sections 22, 23, 26, and 27, town 4 south, range 1 east, township of Columbia, county of Jackson, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. May 15, 1969

LAKE COLUMBIA, PORTION IN SOUTHERLY PART OF BAY VIEW SHORES SUBDIVISION - R281.738.4 - Speed restriction.

4. On the waters of that part of Lake Columbia lying north of a line beginning at the southwest corner of lot number 188, thence northwesterly to the southernmost corner of lot number 220, in Bay View Shores subdivision, sections 22, 23, 26, and 27, town 4 south, range 1 east, township of Columbia, county of Jackson, state  of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. May 15, 1969

LAKE COLUMBIA, CHANNEL IN ROYAL SHORES SUBDIVISION - R281.738.5 - Speed restriction.

5. On the waters of the entire channel in Royal Shores subdivision in the southwest side of Lake Columbia, commencing from a line starting at the northeast corner of lot number 45 to the southeast corner of lot number 68, thence northwesterly, thence northeasterly, thence easterly, to a line at the end of the channel, from a point which is the northeast corner of park lot number 2 to the southeast corner of park lot number 3, in Royal Shores subdivision, part of the east ½ of section 33 and part of the west ½ of the southwest ¼ of section 34, town 4 south, range 1 east, township of Columbia, county of Jackson, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. May 15, 1969

LAKE COLUMBIA, PORTION IN HOLIDAY SHORES SUBDIVISION - R281.738.6 - Speed restriction.

6. On the water of that part of Lake Columbia lying northeasterly of a line beginning from the southwest corner of lot number 31, thence southeasterly to the northwest corner of lot number 102, of Holiday Shores subdivision, sections 22, 23, 26, and 27, town 4 south, range 1 east, township of Columbia, county of Jackson, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. May 15, 1969

LAKE COLUMBIA, PORTION IN GRAND POINTE SHORES SUBDIVISION - R281.738.7 - Speed restriction.

7. On the waters of that part of Lake Columbia lying south and west of a line beginning from the easterly most corner of lot number 99 extending to the northerly most corner of lot number 76 in Grand Pointe Shores subdivision, part of the northeast ¼ of section 33 and part of the southeast ¼ of section 28, town 4 south, range 1 east, township of Columbia, county of Jackson, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. May 15, 1969

MICHIGAN CENTER LAKE - WC-38-91-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Michigan Center lake, section 9, T3S, R1E, Leoni township, Jackson county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful to operate a vessel at a speed greater than slow--no wake speed within the area north and west of a line between a buoy located off the southeasterly most point of lot 39 and a buoy placed off the intersection of the south line of lot 54 and the water's edge.

History: Eff. January 28, 1992

MOON LAKE, CONNECTING CHANNEL - WC-38-03-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of the Moon Lake connecting channel, being that portion commencing at Moon Lake and extending north to where the northern property line of Lot 6 in the Peninsula Pines Subdivision intersects the water's edge, located within Section 22, town 3 south, range 1 east, township of Napoleon, county of Jackson, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and with buoys. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. February 18, 2003

RAINBOW LAKE, FOX LAKE, CONNECTING CHANNELS, PINE HILL LAKE CONNECTING CHANNELS - WC-38-92-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Rainbow lake, Rainbow channel, Fox lake, Merlel channel, Fox channel, and the Pine Hill lake channel connecting Pine Hill lake with Farwell lake, and that portion of the Kalamazoo river channel within sections 25 and 36, Hanover township, Jackson county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and with buoys. All buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. December 7, 1992

ROUND LAKE - R281.738.2 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

2. On the waters of Round lake, Norvell township, county of Jackson, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall:

(a) Operate such vessel at high-speed.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard or other similar contrivance.

For the purpose of this regulation, "high-speed" shall mean a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

(See R281.746.1 for regulation covering the part of this lake lying in Lenawee county.)

(See R281.781.2 for regulation covering the part of this lake lying in Washtenaw county.)

History: Eff. February 14, 1967

ROUND LAKE/MICHIGAN CENTER LAKE CHANNEL - WC-38-90-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of the channel connecting Round lake and Michigan Center lake, and all channels connected to this waterway, section 16, T3S, R1E, Leoni township, Jackson county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. June 8, 1992

SWAINS LAKE - R281.738.1 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

1. On the waters of Swains lake, Pulaski township, Jackson county, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall, during the period from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day:

(a) Operate such motorboat at high speed.

(b) Have in tow, or shall otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. August 14, 1965

VINEYARD LAKE CHANNEL - WC-38-91-002 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Vineyard Lake channel, section 28, T4S, R2E, Norvell township, Jackson county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. January 28, 1992

VINEYARD LAKE - WC-38-11-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Vineyard Lake, beginning at the mouth of the channel located in section 28, town 4 south, range 2 east and extending east and south to section 33, town 4 south, range 2 east, including all channels contiguous to the Hillanlake Park plat one, and the Hillanlake Village mobile home park in Norvell township, county of Jackson, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

Slow--no wake speed means a very slow speed whereby the wake of wash created by the motorboat would be minimal.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and/or buoys must be placed as provided in a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources and be in conformance with the State Uniform Waterway Marking System.

History: Eff. April 26, 2011

WHITE LAKE - R281.738.9 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

9. On the waters of White lake, section 29, town 1 south, range 1 east, township of Henrietta, county of Jackson, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat, during the period from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day, shall:

(a) Operate such motorboat at high-speed, which means a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. May 18, 1970