Local Watercraft Controls

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - OAKLAND COUNTY

BASS LAKE - R281.763.62 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

Rule 62. On the waters of Bass Lake, section 16, town 2 north, range 8 east, Commerce township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff: Sept. 6, 1980

BIG AND LITTLE SCHOOL LOT LAKES AND CONNECTING CHANNEL - R281.763.3 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

3. On the waters of Big School Lot lake, Little School Lot lake, and the waters of the channel connecting Big School Lot lake and Little School Lot lake, section 16, town 4 north, range 7 east, township of Rose, county of Oakland, 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. May 18, 1970

BOGIE LAKE - R281.763.50 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

50. On the waters of Bogie lake, section 33, T3N, R8E, White Lake township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. April 28, 1979

BROOKFIELD POND - R281.763.22 - Motorboats prohibited.

22. On the waters of Brookfield pond, section 13, town 2 north, range 9 east, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. February 15, 1974

BUCKHORN LAKE, NORTH BASIN - R281.763.7 - Slow--no wake speed.

7. On the waters of Buckhorn lake, sections 21 and 22, town 4 north, range 7 east, Rose township, Oakland county, north of Demode road, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. May 31, 1973

CASS LAKE - R281.763.36 - High-speed boating and water skiing controls.

36. On the waters of Cass lake, Oakland county, it is unlawful:

(a) Between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. of the following day to operate a vessel at high speed or have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, kite, surfboard, or similar contrivance.

(b) At any time to operate a vessel in excess of 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour).

(c) To operate a vessel in excess of a slow--no wake speed in the northerly tip of Coles bay, Waterford township, within the north 1/2 of the northwest 1/4 of the southwest 1/4 of section 35, T3N, R9E.

History: Eff. July 17, 1975

CASS LAKE, GERUNDEGUT BAY AND CANALS AND CHANNELS - R281.763.17 -

Slow--no wake speed.

17. On the waters of Gerundegut bay of Cass lake and connected artificial and natural canals and channels, section 3, town 2 north, range 9 east, West Bloomfield township, and sections 33 and 34, town 3 north, range 9 east, Waterford township, Oakland county, beginning at a line running from the point where Algonquin drive intersects the westerly shore and thence northeasterly to the nearest shore, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. June 1, 1973

CEDAR ISLAND LAKE, CERTAIN BAYS - R281.763.18. - Slow--no wake speed.

18. On the bays of Cedar Island lake, town 3 north, range 8 east, White Lake township, Oakland county, hereinafter described, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed:

(a) Southerly and westerly of a line beginning where the east line of lot 42, Golden Shores subdivision no. 1, intersects the water's edge and thence to the point where the north line of lot 54, Cedar View subdivision, as extended, intersects the water's edge.

(b) Westerly of a line beginning where the north line of lot 26, Cedar View subdivision, as extended, intersects the water's edge and thence south to the nearest opposite shore.

(c) Southerly from a line beginning where the north line of lot 9, Golden Shores subdivision no. 1, intersects the water's edge and thence westerly to where the north line of lot 39, Golden Shores subdivision no. 1, intersects the water's edge.

(d) Westerly of a line beginning where the east line of lot 75, Cedar Shores subdivision no. 2, intersects the water's edge and thence northerly to the point where the north line of lot 93, Cedar Shores subdivision no. 3, intersects the water's edge.

(e) North of a line beginning where the east line of lot 54, Cedar Shores subdivision no. 1, intersects the water's edge and thence westerly to the point where the south line of lot 23, Cedar Shores subdivision, intersects the water's edge.

(f) West of a line beginning where the west line of lot 148, Cedar Shores subdivision no. 4, meets the most easterly point of lot 139, Cedar Shores subdivision no. 4.

History: Eff. June 20, 1973

COMMERCE LAKE CHANNELS AND CANALS - R281.763.43 - Slow--no wake speed.

43. On the waters of the canals and channels connected to Commerce lake, sections 10, 15, and 16, T2N, R8E, Commerce township, Oakland county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. September 13, 1977

CRANBERRY LAKE - R281.763.49 - Motorboats prohibited.

49. On the waters of Cranberry lake, section 17, T4N, R9E, Independence township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. June 7, 1977

CROSS LAKE - R281.763.56 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

56. On the waters of Cross lake, section 5, T2N, R9E, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. April 28, 1979

DARB LAKE - R281.763.63 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

Rule 63. On the waters of Darb Lake, sections 4, 5, 8, and 9, town 2 north, range 9 east, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. May 28, 1980

DAVIS LAKE - R281.763.42 - Motorboats prohibited.

42. On the waters of Davis lake, section 28, T5N, R10E, Oxford township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. January 22, 1976

DAVISON LAKE - R281.763.11 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

11. On the waters of Davison lake, Brandon township, Oakland county, 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. (See R281.744.2 for regulation covering the part of this lake lying in Hadley township, Lapeer county.)

History: Eff. May 15, 1968

DEER LAKE - R281.763.25 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

25. On the waters of Deer lake, sections 19 and 30, town 4 north, range 9 east, Independence township, Oakland 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. April 17, 1974

DEER LAKE - R281.763.26 - Limitation of water skiers.

26. On the waters of Deer lake, sections 19 and 30, town 4 north, range 9 east, Independence township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, more than 2 persons at 1 time on water skis, water sled, kite, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.

History: Eff. April 17, 1974

DEER LAKE - R281.763.27 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

27. On the waters of Deer lake, sections 19 and 30, town 4 north, range 9 east, Independence township, Oakland county, north of the south line of the northwest 1/4 of the southeast 1/4, section 19, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 17, 1974

DOLLAR LAKE - WC-63-99-002 - Slow-no wake.

On the waters of Dollar lake all within the City of Keego Harbor, town 3 north, range 9 east, Oakland 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. October 6, 1999

DUNHAM LAKE - R281.763.47 - Motorboats prohibited.

47. On the waters of Dunham lake, sections 18 and 19, T3N, R7E, Highland township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat. (See R281.747.16 for the regulation covering the part of Dunham lake which lies in Livingston county).

History: Eff. February 25, 1977

FISH LAKE - R281.763.8 - Slow--no wake speed.

8. On the waters of Fish lake, section 32, town 4 north, range 7 east, Rose township, Oakland county, it shall be unlawful for an operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed, which means a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created by the vessel would be minimal.

History: Eff. August 26, 1971

FISH LAKE - WC-63-86-003 - Operation of a vessel powered by a motor.

On the waters of Fish lake, section 32, T4N, R7E, Rose township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. November 15, 1986

FISH LAKE AND PINE LAKE - WC-63-92-002 - Electric motor only.

On the waters of Fish lake and Pine lake, sections 30 and 31, T5N, R9E, charter township of Oxford, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor, except an electric motor.

History: Eff. October 13, 1992

GREEN LAKE - WC-63-13-001 - Operation of vessel powered by motor, speed limit.

On the waters of Green Lake, located within sections 7 and 8, town 2 north, range 9 east, in Oakland County, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor, except an electric motor, which shall not exceed a speed limit of 10 miles per hour.  Speed and motor restrictions shall not apply to law enforcement or emergency response vessels.

History: Eff. June 10, 2013

HARVEY LAKE - R281.763.61 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

61. On the waters of Harvey lake, sections 15 and 22, T3N, R7E, Highland township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. October 16, 1980

HERON LAKE - R281.763.15 - Motorboats prohibited.

15. On the waters of Heron lake, sections 28 and 29, town 5 north, range 8 east, Groveland township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. November 1, 1971

HERON LAKE - WC-63-86-008 - Operation of a vessel powered by motor.

On the waters of Heron lake, sections 28 and 29, T5N, R8E, Groveland township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. June 20, 1986

HUFF LAKE & LAKE LOUISE, CHANNEL CONNECTING - WC-63-95-003 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of the channel connecting lake Louise and Huff lake commencing at the northwest part of section 29, from the mouth of Huff lake connecting to the mouth of lake Louise, town 5 north, range 9 east, Brandon township, Oakland 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. January 24, 1996

HURON RIVER, ADJACENT TO CEDAR ISLAND LAKE - R281.763.19 - Slow--no wake speed.

19. On the waters of the Huron river, section 26, town 3 north, range 8 east, White Lake township, Oakland county, from the north line of lot 139, Cedar Shores subdivision no. 4, downstream to the east line of lot 148, Cedar Shores subdivision no. 4, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. June 20, 1973

INDIANWOOD LAKE - R281.763.65 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

65. On the waters of Indianwood lake, sections 3 and 4, T4N, R10E, Orion township and section 34, T5N, R10E, Oxford township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. June 11, 1982

KENT LAKE - R281.763.1 - Prohibited conduct.

1. On the waters of Kent lake, Milford township, and Lyon township, Oakland county, state of Michigan, the following controls apply:

(a) No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed in excess of 10 statute miles per hour, except an authorized patrol boat or emergency rescue craft.

(b) No person shall operate any watercraft so as to tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance, or permit himself to be so towed.

(c) Rubber rafts and all floating devices other than boats, may be used only in swim areas or special designated areas. (See R281.747.1. for regulation covering the part of this lake lying in Livingston county.)

History: Eff. February 14, 1966

LAKE ANGELA - R281.763.51 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

51. On the waters of Lake Angela, section 16, T1N, R7E, Lyon township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. November 8, 1978

LAKE OAKLAND CANAL - WC-63-10-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Lake Oakland Canal, from the dam at Donzi Cove Drive north to the end of Lakeshore Drive in Waterford, located within section 2, town 3 north, range 9 east of Waterford township, county of Oakland, 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. June 29, 2010

LAKE ONA - WC-63-87-002 - Operation of a vessel powered by motor.

On the waters of Lake Ona, sections 31 and 32, T3N, R8E, White Lake township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. April 15, 1988

LAKE ORION - R281.763.9 - Prohibited conduct.

9. (1) On the waters of Lake Orion and the canals and channels connected thereto, sections 2, 3, 10, and 11, T4N, R10E, village of Lake Orion and Orion township, Oakland county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed when within 100 feet of any shore, dock, raft, buoyed or occupied bathing area, or vessel moored or at anchor, except when water skiers are being picked up or dropped off if that operation is otherwise conducted with due regard to the safety of persons and property and in accordance with the laws of this state.

(2) On the waters of Lake Orion and the canals and channels connected thereto, sections 2, 3, 10, and 11, T4N, R10E, village of Lake Orion and Orion township, Oakland county, it is unlawful, during the period of 1 hour

after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise, 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.

(3) On the waters of Lake Orion and the canals and channels connected thereto, sections 2, 3, 10, and 11, T4N, R10E, village of Lake Orion and Orion township, Oakland 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).

History: Eff. September 23, 1978

LAKEVILLE LAKE - R281.763.40 - Prohibited conduct.

40. (1) On the waters of Lakeville lake and the canals and channels connected thereto, sections 21, 22, 26, 27, and 28, T5N, R11E, Addison township, Oakland county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed when within 100 feet of any shore, dock, raft, buoyed or occupied bathing area, or vessel moored or at anchor, except when water skiers are being picked up or dropped off if that operation is otherwise conducted with due regard to the safety of persons and property and in accordance with the laws of this state.

(2) On the waters of Lakeville lake and the canals and channels connected thereto, sections 21, 22, 26, 27, and 28, T5N, R11E, Addison township, Oakland county, it is unlawful, during the period of 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise, 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.

(3) On the waters of Lakeville lake, sections 21, 22, 26, 27, and 28, T5N, R11E, Addison township, Oakland county, it is unlawful at any time to operate a vessel at a speed in excess of 35 miles per hour (56 kilometers per hour).

History: Eff. June 8, 1977

LITTLE WALTERS LAKE - WC-63-97-001 - Slow-no wake speed.

On the waters of Little Walters Lake, section 17, town 4 north, range 9 east, Independence township, Oakland 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, 1997

LITTLE SQUARE LAKE - R281.763.10 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of that portion of Square lake lying west of a railroad bridge and locally known as "Little Square lake", township of Orion, county of Oakland, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 15, 1967

LOON LAKE - R281.763.33 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

33. On the waters of Loon lake, section 29, town 2 north, range 8 east, city of Wixom, Oakland 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. April 17, 1974

LOWER STRAITS LAKE CANAL - R281.763.35 - Slow--no wake speed.

35. On the waters of the canal connected to Lower Straits lake, section 11, T2N, R8E, Commerce township, Oakland county, north and west of a line from where the south line of lot 29, North Shores subdivision as extended intersects the water's edge and thence easterly to the nearest opposite shore, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. March 14, 1975

MANITOU LAKE - R281.763.55 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

55. On the waters of Manitou lake, sections 34 and 35, T5N, R10E, Oxford township, and sections 2 and 3, T4N, R10E, Orion township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. April 28, 1979

MARL LAKE - WC-63-99-001 - Rescinded: June 22, 2004

Publisher's Note: This watercraft control pertained to slow--no wake speed on Marl Lake, Holly township, Oakland county.

MIDDLE STRAITS LAKE, COMMERCE TOWNSHIP - R281.763.38 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

38. On the waters of Middle Straits lake, in sections 12 and 13, town 2 north, range 8 east, Commerce township, Oakland county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 17, 1974

MIDDLE STRAITS LAKE, WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP - R 281.763.39 -

Slow--no wake speed; high-speed boating and water skiing hours.

39. (1) On that part of the waters of Middle Straits lake located in section 7, T2N, R9E, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

(2) On that part of the waters of Middle Straits lake located in sections 17 and 18, T2N, R9E, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, it is unlawful on Sundays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, except between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., 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. December 24, 1975

MIDDLE STRAITS LAKE, WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNHIP - WC-63-99-003 - Slow-no wake speed.

On that part of Middle Straits Lake lying directly in the center of section 16, T2N, R9E, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed in that area directly adjacent to Bloomer Park, in a straight line from the tip of the natural shoreline from the north on a diagonal line to the first residence to the southeast of the park boundary line.

History: Eff. September 29, 1999

MILL LAKE - R281.763.60 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

60. On the waters of Mill lake, sections 19 and 20, T4N, R10E, Orion township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. September 20, 1980

MITCHELL LAKE - R281.763.46 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

46. On the waters of Mitchell lake, sections 4 and 9, T5N, R7E, Holly township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. July 26, 1978

MOON LAKE - R281.763.23 - Motorboats prohibited.

23. On the waters of Moon lake, sections 13 and 14, town 2 north, range 9 east, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. February 15, 1974

MORRIS LAKE - R281.763.20 - Motorboats prohibited.

20. On the waters of Morris lake, section 22, town 2 north, range 9 east, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. June 20, 1973

ORCHARD LAKE - R281.763.57 - Watercraft speed limit.

57. On the waters of Orchard lake, sections 9, 10, 11, 14, and 15, T2N, R9E, city of Orchard Lake Village, Oakland county, it is unlawful at any time to operate a vessel in excess of 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour).

History: Eff. July 24, 1979

ORCHARD LAKE, PART ADJOINING PUBLIC ACCESS SITE - R281.763.5 -

Slow--no wake speed.

5. On the waters of Orchard lake, sections 14 and 15, town 2 north, range 9 east, city of Orchard Lake Village, Oakland county, for a distance of 200 feet in any direction from the state public access site, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 28, 1972

PARKE LAKE - R281.763.41 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

41. On the waters of Parke lake, section 20, T4N, R9E, Independence township and village of Clarkston, Oakland county, it is unlawful 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. July 17, 1975

PERRY LAKE - R281.763.64 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

64. On the waters of Perry lake, section 21, T5N, R9E, Brandon township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff. September 5, 1980

PLEASANT LAKE - WC-63-86-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of Pleasant lake, sections 20, 29, T2N, R9E, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. October 15, 1986

PONTIAC LAKE - R281.763.12- Speed restriction, distance from shoreline and islands.

12. On the waters of Pontiac lake, township of White Lake and township of Waterford, county of Oakland, state of Michigan, persons operating vessels shall, in addition to the restrictions set forth in section 18 of Act No. 245, Public Acts of 1959, as amended, maintain a distance of 100 feet from the shoreline and from any island, except when proceeding at a slow--no wake speed and except when picking up or dropping off water skiers, so long as such operation is otherwise conducted with due regard to the safety of persons and property and in a line perpendicular to the shoreline insofar as it is reasonably possible, and in accordance with the laws of this state.

History: Eff. May 15, 1968

PONTIAC LAKE - R281.763.13 - Water skiers' distances.

13. Persons navigating, steering or controlling themselves while being towed on water skis, water sleds, surfboards, or similar contrivances shall maintain a distance of 100 feet from the shoreline and from any island, raft, buoyed or occupied bathing area or vessel moored or at anchor, except when being picked up or dropped off, so long as such operation is otherwise conducted with due regard to the safety of persons and property and in a line perpendicular to the shoreline insofar as it is reasonably possible, and in accordance with the laws of this state.

History: Eff. May 15, 1968

ROUND LAKE - R281.763.52 - Motorboats prohibited.

52. On the waters of Round lake, section 26, T5N, R11E, Addison township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. March 16, 1978

ROUND LAKE - R281.763.53 - Operation of vessel powered by motor.

53. On the waters of Round lake, section 2, T4N, R9E, Independence township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

History: Eff: November 14, 1979

SEARS LAKE - R281.763.48 - Motorboats prohibited.

48. On the waters of Sears lake, sections 5 and 8, T2N, R7E, Milford township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. February 23, 1977

SEARS LAKE - WC-63-12-001 - Motors Prohibited Except Electric Trolling Motors

On the waters of Sears Lake, Section 5 and 8, Town 2 North, Range 7 East, charter township of Milford, county of Oakland, state of Michigan, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat powered by any motor other that an electric trolling motor.

The boundaries of the area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and/or buoys. Any buoys used 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 trolling motor is a portable, battery powered motor designed and intended for slow, quiet operation.

History: Eff. June 28, 2012

SEYMOUR LAKE - WC-63-90-001 - Electric motors only.

On the waters of Seymour lake, sections 27 and 34, T5N, R9W, Brandon township, Oakland county, it is unlawful:

1.  To operate a vessel powered by a motor other than an electric motor.

2.  For the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. June 11, 1990

SIMPSON LAKE - R281.763.21 - Motorboats prohibited.

21. On the waters of Simpson lake, section 23, town 2 north, range 9 east, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. February 15, 1974

SQUARE LAKE - WC-63-08-001 - Operator of vessel powered by motor.

On the waters of Square Lake, sections 9 and 10, town 4 north, range 10 east, charter township of Orion, county of Oakland, state of Michigan, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to: Operator a vessel powered by a motor except an electric motor.

The area described immediately above shall be marked with signs and/or buoys. Any 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 5, 2008

SQUAW LAKE (lagoon) AND MICKELSON LAKE (canal) - WC-63-96-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of the Squaw lake lagoon (canal) and Mickelson lake (canal), beginning at the mouth of the Squaw lake lagoon (canal) thence west to the connecting canal of Mickelson canal to the mouth of Mickelson lake, town 5 north, range 10 east, section 29, Oxford township, Oakland 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. July 23, 1996

STONEY CREEK LAKE - R281.763.2 - Prohibited conduct.

2. On the waters of Stoney Creek lake, township of Oakland, county of Oakland, state of Michigan:

(a) Rubber rafts and all floating devices, other than vessels, shall not be used except in swimming areas or special areas designated for their use.

(b) No operator of any vessel shall operate such vessel within areas prohibited to boating.

(c) No operator of any motorboat shall operate such motorboat at a rate of speed greater than 10 statute miles per hour, except an authorized patrol boat or emergency rescue craft.

(d) No operator of any motorboat shall have in tow, or shall otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance. (See R281.750.1. for regulation covering the part of this lake lying in Macomb county.)

History: Eff. February 14, 1966

STRINGY LAKES (TAN, CLEAR, SQUAW, SECOND, SPRING, CEDAR, AND LONG) - R281.763.58 - Watercraft speed limit.

58. On the waters of Stringy lakes, sections 28 and 29, T5N, R10E, Oxford township, Oakland county, it is unlawful at any time to operate a vessel in excess of 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour).

History: Eff. June 26, 1980

SUGDEN LAKE, NORTHEAST BAY - WC-63-95-001 - Slow--no wake speed.

On the waters of the northeast bay of Sugden lake, all within section 34, T3N, R8E, northeast of a line described as beginning where the south line of lot 37, Oakdale subdivision, intersects the water's edge, which is approximately S 65-00-00 E, 270 feet, to the southwest corner of lot 63, Oakdale subdivision, White Lake township, Oakland 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 26, 1995

TAYLOR LAKE - R281.763.4 - Slow--no wake speed.

4. On the waters of Taylor lake, section 8, town 4 north, range 7 east, Rose township, Oakland county, 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.

History: Eff. June 15, 1971

VOORHEIS LAKE - R281.763.14 - High-speed boating and water skiing hours.

14. On the waters of Voorheis lake, township of Orion, county of Oakland, 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 15, 1968

WALNUT LAKE - R281.763.6 - High-speed boating and water skiing hours.

6. On the waters of Walnut lake, sections 24 and 25, town 2 north, range 9 east, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, an operator of a vessel, during the period from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day, shall not:

(a) Operate such vessel at high speed, which means a speed at or above which a vessel 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. June 15, 1971

WALNUT LAKE - WC-63-95-002 - Slow--no wake speed

On the waters of Walnut Lake, the north part of section 25, from the southeast corner of Walnut lake entering the southeast bay area, town 2 north, range 9 east, West Bloomfield township, Oakland 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. August 17, 1995

WOLVERINE LAKE - R281.763.28 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

28. On the waters of Wolverine lake, sections 22, 23, 27, and 28, town 2 north, range 8 east, village of Wolverine Lake, Oakland county, northerly of a line from where the west line of lot 23, Stuarts Oak Island subdivision, as extended, intersects the water's edge and thence to the northernmost point of land in outlot "a," Paynes Manor subdivision, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. April 17, 1974

WOLVERINE LAKE, ALL ARTIFICIAL CHANNELS AND CANALS CONNECTED TO - R281.763.29 - Slow--no wake speed.

29. On the waters of all artificial channels and canals connected to Wolverine lake, sections 22, 23, 27 and 28, town 2 north, range 8 east, village of Wolverine Lake, Oakland county, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 17, 1974

WOLVERINE LAKE - R281.763.30 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.

30. On the waters of Wolverine lake, sections 22, 23, 27, and 28, town 2 north, range 8 east, village of Wolverine Lake, Oakland county, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. of the following day, it is unlawful 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. August 17, 1974

WOLVERINE LAKE - R281.763.31 - Airboats prohibited.

31. On the waters of Wolverine lake, sections 22, 23, 27, and 28, town 2 north, range 8 east, village of Wolverine Lake, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate an airboat.

History: Eff. August 17, 1974

WOLVERINE LAKE - R281.763.32 - Slow--no wake speed zone.

32. On the waters of Wolverine lake, sections 22, 23, 27, and 28, town 2 north, range 8 east, village of Wolverine Lake, Oakland county, between a line from where the south line of lot 49, Schulte-Hoffman Spring Park subdivision, as extended, intersects the water's edge and thence easterly to where the north line of lot 20, Shankin's Wolverine Lake subdivision, as extended, meets the water's edge and a line from where the south line of lot 39, Schulte-Hoffman Spring Park subdivision intersects the water's edge and thence easterly to where the south line of lot 12, Shankin's Wolverine Lake subdivision, as extended, meets the water's edge, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow--no wake speed.

History: Eff. August 17, 1974

WOLVERINE LAKE - R281.763.37 - Slow--no wake speed.

37. On the waters of Wolverine lake, sections 22, 23, 27, and 28, town 2 north, range 8 east, village of Wolverine Lake, Oakland county, it is unlawful to anchor or moor a vessel at a distance greater than 100 feet from any shore, between 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. during June, July, and August, except in those parts of Wolverine lake established as slow--no wake zones.

History: Eff. August 17, 1974

WOODPECKER LAKE - R281.763.24 - Motorboats prohibited.

24. On the waters of Woodpecker lake, sections 20 and 21, town 2 north, range 9 east, West Bloomfield township, Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a motorboat.

History: Eff. February 15, 1974