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Rules & Regulations for Use of the Lake

Boat Types:

  • Approved boat types:
    • Oar or paddle driven boats, such as: canoes, row boats, kayaks, sculls, etc.
    • Single hulled sail boats
    • Battery powered electric boats
  • Boats may not exceed 18 feet in length.
  • No watercraft may have a fixed draft of more than 24 inches. 
  • The following boats types are prohibited for use on the lake: multi or double hulled sail boats, inflatable boats, rafts, inner tubes, personal floating devices, windsurfers, sail boards, motor surfers, jet skis.
  • No gasoline or diesel fueled engines are permitted on the lake with the exception of the Lakes Work Boat.

Approval:

  • Before any boat can be operated or placed on the lake, it must be approved by and registered with by The Lakes Association.
  • Prior to approval, evidence of liability insurance covering the boat must be provided to the Association in limits of no less than $500,000 combined single limit or $250,000 / $500,000 / $250,000 split limits.  Such evidence must name "The Lakes Association" as an additional insured.
  • All boats must bear an approval sticker issued by the Lakes Association.  This will show that the boat has been approved by The Lakes Association.  It will also be used to identify the owner of any boats that may break loose or be stolen.
  • If your property abuts the lake and you wish to have a boat, you are required to have an approved dock installed on your property.
  • To obtain approval for your boat, you must identify a permanent docking location of your boat. 

General Rules:

  • Swimming, bathing, wading and diving are not permitted in the lake.  This lake is a non-swimming, bathing or wading lake in accordance with the Clark County Health District Rules and Ordinances.
  • No feeding of any birds, fish or other wildlife is permitted.
  • Pets are not allowed in the lake.
  • No dock shall be constructed and placed on the lake shoreline (or modified) without first obtaining written approval of the Lakes Architectural Review Committee (ARC).
  • No foreign materials may be disposed of in the lake, such as: grass clippings, tree branches, paint, cement, oil, soap suds, building materials, chemicals, fertilizers or any other material that may be detrimental to the lake environment.
  • Lakes Association members are responsible for for the activities of their tenants, guests and other family members.
  • Operation of radio-controlled, gas-powered model boats and aircraft is not permitted on or over the lake.

Boating Rules:

  • All boats must have life jackets and fire extinguisher equipment in accordance with Federal, State, County and City requirements.
  • All boats placed on the lake must bear The Lakes Association approval sticker.
  • No boating hours have been established at this time.  However, because sounds carry and magnify over water, boating must be done in a quiet, courteous manner towards other Lakes Association members, especially after 10:00 p.m.
  • All boats must be lighted on all sides when operated after dark.
  • All boats must be operated in a safe and courteous manner.
  • When approaching another boat, always bear to the right.
  • Sailing craft shall have the right of way over all other watercraft.
  • Docking at common areas or private property is not allowed without the express written consent of the owner.
  • Boats may only be moored or stored at an owner's dock. 
  • Owners of off-water homes must remove their boat from the water when not in use.  They must be stored in such a way that they are not visible from the street, common areas or the lake.
  • No anchors of any type are allowed on the lake.
  • All boats must be kept in good repair and be operable. 
  • Any boats in violation of these rules may be towed and impounded at the expense of the owner without a hearing.

Fishing Rules:

  • Fishing is restricted to The Lakes Association members, residents and guests accompanied by a member.
  • No form of live bait shall be used and there shall be no cleaning of fish at docks, lakeside or from a boat.
  • The use of gigs, spears, firearms, air rifles, nets, drop lines, traps, bows and arrows is prohibited on, in or near the lake.
  • To protect the fish and waterfowl, fishing lines must not be left unattended.
  • Fish over 12" in length may be taken from the lake only for human consumption.
  • Only sports fish may be removed: Catfish, Bass and Bluegill.
  • Causing harm or death to protected grass carp and razorback sucker fish is strictly prohibited.

Note:

  • Violation of the above rules is considered a violation of the rules of The Lakes Association and may result in fines against the homeowner. 
  • In addition, the rights of the homeowner to use the lake may be suspended.
  • Boats of owners in violation of the above "Lake Rules and Regulations" may be towed and impounded at the expense of the owner without hearing.

 

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