Watercraft

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - KALKASKA COUNTY

BEAR LAKE - R281.740.1 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

1. On the waters of Bear lake, township of Bear Lake, county of Kalkaska, 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.

(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 14, 1966

BIG BLUE AND STARVATION LAKES - R281.740.4 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

4. On the waters of Big Blue lake and Starvation lake, township of Blue Lake, county of Kalkaska, 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. February 14, 1969

EAGLE LAKE - WC-40-07-01 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Eagle Lake, section 8, town 28 north, range 5 west, township of Blue Lake, county of Kalkaska, 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. For the purpose of this ordinance, a slow--no wake speed is a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created from a motorized watercaft would be minimal.

History: Eff. December 12, 2007

BIG GUERNSEY LAKE - R281.740.10 - Slow--no wake speed.

10. On the waters of Big Guernsey lake, sections 19 and 30, T27N, R8W, Kalkaska township, Kalkaska county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. February 24, 1984

BIG TWIN LAKE - R281.740.6 -Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

6. On the waters of Big Twin lake, township of Blue Lake and township of Coldsprings, county of Kalkaska, 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. February 14, 1969

CUB LAKE - R281.740.2 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

2. On the waters of Cub lake, township of Bear Lake, county of Kalkaska, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall:

(a) Operate such motorboat at high speed.

(b) Have in tow,

History: Eff. August 14, 1966

LITTLE TWIN LAKE - R281.740.7 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

7. On the waters of Little Twin lake, township of Blue Lake and township of Coldsprings, county of Kalkaska, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat 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. February 14, 1969

MANISTEE LAKE, CANALS AND CHANNELS - R281.740.9 - Slow--no wake speed.

9. On the waters of the canals and channels connected to Manistee lake, section 34, T28N, R6W, Coldsprings township, Kalkaska county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. October 31, 1978

WC-40-91-002 - Rescinded: February 24, 2009

Publisher's Note: This Watercraft order was for Manistee Lake, Coldsprings township, Kalkaska county

NORTH CROOKED LAKE - WC-40-07-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of North Crooked Lake, all located within sections 3 and 4, T28N, R5W of Blue Lake township, Kalkaska county, 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 or wash created by the motorboat would be minimal.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and/or 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. October 10, 2007

NORTH LITTLE GUERNSEY LAKE - R281.740.12 - Slow--no wake speed.

12. On the waters of North Little Guernsey lake, sections 19 and 20, T27N, R8W, Kalkaska township, Kalkaska county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. February 24, 1984

NORTH BLUE, BASS, INDIAN, AND SQUAW LAKES - R281.740.3 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

3. On the waters of North Blue lake, Bass lake, Indian lake, and Squaw lake, township of Blue Lake, county of Kalkaska, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat 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. February 14, 1969

PICKEREL LAKE - R281.740.5 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

5. On the waters of Pickerel lake, township of Coldsprings, county of Kalkaska, 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.

(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. February 14, 1969

SOUTH LITTLE GUERNSEY LAKE - R281.740.11 - Slow--no wake speed.

11. On the waters of South Little Guernsey lake, section 3, T27N, R8W, Kalkaska township, Kalkaska county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. February 24, 1984

TORCH RIVER AND TORCH LAKE ADJACENT TO ITS MOUTH - R281.740.8 - Slow--no wake speed.

8. On the waters of the Torch river, sections 6, 7, and 18, town 28 north, range 8 west, township of Clearwater, county of Kalkaska, from the south line of section 18, town 28 north, range 8 west, to the north end of the river and for a distance of 300 feet in any direction in Torch lake, an operator of a vessel shall not exceed a slow--no wake speed, which means a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created by the vessel would be minimal.

(See R281.705.2 for regulation covering the part of the river and adjacent lake lying in Antrim county.)

History: Eff. June 15, 1971

EAST LAKE - WC-40-90-001 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

On the waters of East lake, sections 21 and 22, T26N, R7W, Orange township, Kalkaska 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. June 6, 1990

RAINBOW LAKE - WC-40-91-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Rainbow lake, section 19, T28N, R6W, Coldsprings township, Kalkaska county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. December 3, 1991