NYS Boating Speed Regulations
Did you know that…
– NYS has a 5 mph limit within 100’ of the shore OR a dock extending into the lake.
– a skier or tuber 75’ behind a boat is considered part of that boat.
Most of the narrow southern end of the lake ranges from 232’ to 348’ in width. In other words, the center of the lake only ranges from 116’ to 174’ from either of the shorelines. Making a high speed turn in this part of the lake while still complying with the NYS 100’/5 mph law is “difficult” at best. And that is without a tow rope behind. On those busy boating days, being considerate for others choosing to enjoy the lake from their dock or shore, or for their boats and property along the shore, helps to keep everyone smiling.
For reference, here are two overhead photographs of the southern portion of the lake on the BLIA website with a line showing where the 100’ limit falls as you travel along the shoreline.