Watercraft

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - KALAMAZOO COUNTY

ATWATER POND - WC-39-89-001 - Motorboats prohibited.

On the waters of Atwater Pond, section 1, town 3 south, range 12 west, Texas township, Kalamazoo county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. July 13, 1989

CHANNEL CONNECTING BLACK LAKE AND RAWSON LAKE - WC-39-99-001 - Slow-no wake speed.

On the waters of the channel connecting Black and Rawson lakes, sections 27 and 34, town 4 south, range 11 west, Schoolcraft township, Kalamazoo 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. March 15, 1999

CHANNEL CONNECTING HOGSETT LAKE AND GOURDNECK LAKE - WC-39-99-002 - Slow-no wake speed.

On the waters of the channel connecting Hogsett and Gourdneck lakes, sections 3 and 4, town 4 south, range 11 west, Schoolcraft township, Kalamazoo 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. March 15, 1999

EAGLE LAKE - R281.739.8 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

8. On the waters of Eagle lake, sections 1 and 2, T2S, R9W, in Fort Custer recreation area, Charleston township, Kalamazoo county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. November 3, 1979

GULL CREEK - R281.739.3 - Slow--no wake speed.

3. On the waters of Gull creek, section 19, town 1 south, range 9 west, Ross township, Kalamazoo county, it shall be unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 26, 1971

GULL LAKE - R281.739.9 - Watercraft speed limit.

9. On the waters of Gull lake, sections 1, 2, and 12, T1S, R10W, Richland township, and sections 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, and 20, T1S, R9W, Ross township, Kalamazoo county, it is unlawful at any time to operate a vessel at a speed in excess of 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour). (See R281.708.10 covering that portion of Gull lake which lies in Barry county.)

History: Eff. November 8, 1978

HOGSETT LAKE - R281.739.10 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

10. On the waters of Hogsett lake, sections 3 and 4, T4S, R11W, Schoolcraft township, Kalamazoo county, it is unlawful, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. of the following day, to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed.

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

History: Eff. September 14, 1981

JACKSON LAKE, WHITFORD LAKE, AND LAWLER LAKE - R281.739.7 - Rescinded: August 18, 1992.

Publisher's Note: This watercraft control pertained to operation of vessel powered by motors on the waters of Jackson lake, Whitford lake, and Lawler lake, in Fort Custer recreation area, Charleston township, Kalamazoo county.

LAKE HILL-N-BROOK, CITY OF KALAMAZOO, CITY OF PORTAGE - R281.739.5 - Motorboats prohibited.

5. On the waters of Lake Hill-N-Brook, section 31, town 2 south, range 11 west, city of Kalamazoo, section 6, town 3 south, range 11 west, city of Portage, county of Kalamazoo, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. February 15, 1974

LONG, PORTAGE AND BLUE LAKES - R281.739.6 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

6. On the waters of Long, Portage, and Blue lakes, section 27, 33, and 34, T2S, R9W, Charleston township, Kalamazoo county, it is unlawful, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. of the following day, to:

(a) Operate a vessel at high speed.

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

History: Eff. December 24, 1975

RUPERT LAKE - WC-39-92-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Rupert lake, section 5, T1S, R12W, Alamo township, Kalamazoo county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. June 13, 1992

SHERMAN LAKE - R281.739.1 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

1. On the waters of Sherman lake, sections 29 and 32, town 1 south, range 9 west, Ross township, Kalamazoo county, it shall be unlawful, during the period from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day, to:

(a) Operate a 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.

History: Eff. August 26, 1971

SHERMAN LAKE CANALS AND CHANNELS - R281.739.2 - Slow--no wake speed.

2. On the waters of those artificial and natural canals and channels attached to Sherman lake, lying in the southwest ¼ of the southwest ¼, section 29 and southeast ¼ of the southeast ¼, section 30, town 1 south, range 9 west, Ross township, Kalamazoo county, it shall be unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 26, 1971

SUGAR LOAF AND LITTLE SUGAR LOAF LAKES, CONNECTING CHANNEL - WC-39- 01-001 - Slow-- no wake speed

On the waters of the channel connecting Sugar Loaf Lake and Little Sugar Loaf Lake in section 31, town 3 south, range 11 west, city of Portage, county of Kalamazoo, 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. August 26, 1971

WHITES LAKE, CITY OF KALAMAZOO - R281.739.4 - Motorboats prohibited.

4. On the waters of Whites lake, section 33, town 2 south, range 11 west, city of Kalamazoo, county of Kalamazoo, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. December 27, 2001.

WOODS LAKE - WC-39-96-001 - No high-speed boating.

On the waters of Woods Lake, SE quarter of section 29, town 2 south, range 11 west, city of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to operate a vessel at high speed.

High-speed boating is defined by P.A. 303, 1967, Marine Safety Act, to mean a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.

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. January 16, 1997