Safe Boating  

Help keep Lime Lake a safe, clean and hazard free recreational area

Important Boating Rules

The following rules are Laws of the State of Michigan

Powered watercraft must always yield right of way to unpowered craft  (sailboats, rowboats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, etc) or to any watercraft their starboard (right) side.

Jet-skis are considered to be powered watercraft and must obey all regulations thereto.  Jet skis are not to operate one hour before sunset until 8 am the next morning.

Powered watercraft must only approach within 100 ft of a dock, raft, anchored boat or swimmer at no wake speed.


Any watercraft towing a water-skier, water sled or tube must have competent rear facing observer on board, in addition to the driver.

Any operator of a powered watercraft under the age of 16 must have a competent operator on board or show evidence o having passed an approved marine training course

Any person operating a watercraft in Michigan waters shall operate it in a careful and prudent manner and  at speed that will not endanger life or property

All high-speed boating must be done by going counter-clockwise around the lake. This includes water-skiing, jet skis, water sleds, etc.