Boating Safety Review
Safety on the lake is of the utmost importance. As we are now into the busiest season on the lake for boating, make sure to review ALL of the boating rules furnished to you when you register your boats. The Top 10 Commandments of Boating Rules lists the most common violations we witness on the lake.
All powered watercraft on the lake and at docks must have 2017 RRA decals affixed (State Registration and Title required when purchasing decals). Also, please ensure that your lot number (3” – contrasting colors) are properly affixed to ALL watercraft, both powered and non-powered.
Top Ten Commandments of Boating Rules for Roaming Shores
I. The owner of a watercraft is responsible for the actions of anyone who operates his/her craft, including fines and suspension of privileges. Educate your visitors about the State and RomeRock Association Boating, Skiing, and Swimming Rules before allowing anyone to operate your watercraft on the lake.
II. The Direction of travel on this lake is counterclockwise, except for fishing boats under electric power and hand powered craft.
III. Up to 75 feet from shore is no wake or idle speed. All coves are no wake or idle speed. Near the dam and the south end of the lake is idle speed. Observe the SIGNAGE on the buoys and the location, it may change each season.
IV. Speed limit on this lake is 50 MPH.
V. The entire lake is no wake or idle speed after sunset and before sunrise. Fireworks night is NO WAKE from 8:00 PM until the following sunrise.
VI. When towing with a jet-ski, only a 3 person jet-ski may tow a tube or skier.
VII. There MUST be an observer (at least 10 years of age) when towing a tube or skier.
VIII. All powered craft must maintain at least 50 feet from non-powered, stationary and anchored craft.
IX. There are noise limitations on engine noise AND sound equipment on watercraft. READ the rules!
X. Anyone born on or after Jan 1, 1982 must pass a State approved boating class, AND carry their certificate to operate with them while operating a craft of greater than 10 HP.