Can I boat on the lakes?

Yes, but only on Swan Lake (large lake).  Boating is not allowed on Fountain Lake.

  • Fountain Lake –¬†Boating on Fountain Lake is not¬†permitted. Getting near the fountain while it is operating, or touching the fountain that has electricity running to it, could be very dangerous.
  • Swan Lake – Paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, small jon boats and inflatable boats1 are allowed on Swan Lake. Semi-V boats, pontoon boats, sail boats, paddle boards, flotation waders, and rafts of all kinds are not allowed. No gasoline-powered motors are allowed.

1 Inflatable boats must be designed as a boat, identified as such by the manufacturer, with a fully enclosed interior, side walls, seating, and capable of being paddled or rowed. Inflatables that do not meet these standards are not allowed.

  • Passengers must remain in their boats at all times while on the water.
  • All passengers must remain seated inside the boat. Standing in or sitting on the side of the boat are prohibited.
  • No more than 4 persons or the posted capacity, whichever is smaller, may be in the boat.
  • A legal adult, 18 years of age or older, must accompany any minors, 17 years of age or younger, while on the water.
  • All State and Coast Guard regulations must be followed. There must be an approved life jacket on board for each person and all children 13 years of age and younger must wear an approved life jacket.
  • Alcohol is prohibited on the boat and no boater shall be under the influence of alcohol.
  • Boating after dark is not allowed. If someone gets in trouble on the water after dark, no one may be around to assist them. The Board feels the liability of allowing boating after dark is too great a risk.
  • Absolutely no boating when lightning can be seen and no boating for at least 30 minutes after the last lightning sighting.
  • Launching a boat from a trailer except for lake maintenance purposes is not allowed.
Category: Lake Information