Watercraft

SPECIAL LOCAL WATERCRAFT CONTROLS - ISABELLA COUNTY

BASS LAKE IN GILMORE TOWNSHIP - R281.737.4 - Slow-no wake speed.

4. On the waters of Bass lake, section 20, town 16 north, range 5 west, Gilmore township, Isabella 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

COLDWATER LAKE - WC-37-20-001 - Hours for Slow-no wake and water skiing.

On the waters of Coldwater lake, sections 29, 30, and 31, town 15 north, range 5 west, Township of Nottawa, County of Isabella, an operator of a vessel shall not operator such vessel greater than slow-no wake during the period from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. the following day.

Slow-no wake means a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created by the vessel would be minimal.
The boundaries of the area described above shall be marked with signs and/or with buoys and maintained by Nottawa Township.  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.  Buoys shall not be placed in a commercial shipping channel.  This local watercraft control is only enforceable when clearly and properly marked.

History: EFF. May 21, 2020

COLDWATER LAKE - R281.737.6 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing. (this Rule is currently in the process of being recinded)

COLDWATER LAKE ADJACENT TO OUTLET - R281.737.7 - Slow-no wake speed.

7. On the waters of Coldwater lake, section 30, town 15 north, range 5 west, Nottawa township, Isabella county, from its outlet, the Coldwater river, for a distance of 300 feet in any direction, 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

DOLLAR LAKE - R281.737.5 - Slow-no wake speed.

5. On the waters of Dollar lake, section 20, town 16 north, range 5 west, Gilmore township, Isabella 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

LITTLEFIELD LAKE - WC-37-94-001 - Slow-no wake speed.

On the waters of Littlefield lake, all within sections 17, 18, 20, T16N, R5W, Gilmore township, Isabella county, bay of public access, lying westerly of a line at the point where the northwest corner of lot #85 meets the water, southerly to the point where the northeast corner of the Department of Natural Resources access site property meets the water, it is unlawful for the operator of a vessel to exceed a slow-no wake speed.

History: Eff. January 3, 1995

OUTLET LAKE - R281.737.3 - Slow-no wake speed.

3. On the waters of Outlet lake, section 20, town 16 north, range 5 west, Gilmore township, Isabella 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

SUCKER LAKE - R281.737.2 - Slow-no wake speed.

2. On the waters of Sucker lake, section 18, town 16 north, range 5 west, Gilmore township, Isabella 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

TOWER LAKE - R281.737.1 - High-speed boating and water skiing prohibited.

1. On the waters of Tower lake, Gilmore township, county of Isabella, state of Michigan, no operator of a motorboat shall:

(a) Exceed a slow-no wake speed.

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

History: Eff. August 14, 1965