VERMONT BOATING SAFETY

OPERATING LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Howard Dean, M.D., Governor
A. James Walton, Jr., Commissioner

COLLECTED MANAGEMENT RULES FOR VERMONT LAKES, PONDS AND RESERVOIRS(1) APPENDIX A

NAME LOCATION
(TOWN)

SURFACE AREA IN ACRES

> 30 CONTIGUOUS ACRES(2)
(Y/N)

INTERNAL COMBUSTION MOTORS ALLOWED(3)
(Y/N)

MAXIMUM
SPEED
LIMIT(4)
M.P.H.

PERSONAL WATERCRAFT ALLOWED (Y/N)

USE BY AIRCRAFT PROHIBITED
(5) (Y/N)

OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY

LAKE ABENAKI THETFORD

44

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

ADAMS RESERVOIR WOODFORD

21

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

AMHERST LAKE PLYMOUTH

81

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

ARROWHEAD MTN. LAKE MILTON/
GEORGIA

760

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

Y (6)

ATHENS POND ATHENS

21

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

AUSTIN POND HUBBARDTON

28

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BAKER POND BARTON

51

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BAKER POND BROOKFIELD

35

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

BALD HILL WESTMORE

108

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

BALL MTN. RESERVOIR JAMAICA

76

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

BEAN POND LYNDON/
WHEELOCK

24

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

BEAN POND SUTTON

30

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BEAVER POND HOLLAND

40

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BEAVER POND WEATHERSFIELD

49

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BEEBE POND HUBBARDTON

111

Y

Y

5 mph

N

N

Y(6)

BERLIN POND(7) BERLIN

293

Y

N

5 mph (7)

N

Y

Y(7)

BIG POND (WOODFORD LAKE) WOODFORD

31

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

BILLINGS MARSH POND WEST HAVEN

56

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BLACK POND HUBBARDTON

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BLACK POND PLYMOUTH

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BLISS POND CALAIS

46

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

BLUEBERRY LAKE (WARREN LAKE) WARREN

48

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LAKE BOMOSEEN CASTLETON

HUBBARDTON

2415

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

BOURN POND SUNDERLAND

48

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BRANCH POND SUNDERLAND

34

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BROWINGTON POND BROWNINGTON

/DERBY

139

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

BRUCE POND SHEFFIELD

27

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

BUCK LAKE WOODBURY

39

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BURPEE POND WINDHAM

50

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

BURR POND PITTSFORD

20

N

N

5 mph

N(8)

Y

Y

BURR POND SUDBURY

85

Y

Y

N/A(6)

N

N

Y(6)

LAKE CARMI FRANKLIN

1402

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

CASPIAN LAKE GREENSBORO

789

Y

Y

N/A(6)

Y

N

Y(6)

CEDAR LAKE (MONKTON POND) MONKTON

123

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

CENTER POND NEWARK

79

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

CHANDLER POND WHEELOCK

68

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

CHARLESTON POND (LUBBER LAKE) CHARLESTON

40

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

CHIPMAN LAKE

(TINMOUTH POND)

TINMOUTH

79

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

CHITTENDEN

RESERVOIR

CHITTENDEN

702

Y

Y

N/A(7)

Y

N

Y(7)

CLYDE POND DERBY

186

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

COBB POND DERBY

27

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

COGGMAN POND WEST HAVEN

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

COITS POND CABOT

40

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

COLBY POND PLYMOUTH

20

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

COLCHESTER

POND

COLCHESTER

186

Y

N

N/A(6)

N

Y

Y(6)

COLE POND JAMAICA

41

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

COLES POND WALDEN

99

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

COLTON POND SHERBURNE

27

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

EAST LONG POND WOODBURY

188

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

ECHO LAKE CHARLESTON

550

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

ECHO LAKE

(KEELER POND)

HUBBARDTON

SUDBURY

54

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N(6)

ECHO LAKE PLYMOUTH

104

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

LAKE EDEN EDEN

194

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

ELFIN LAKE WALLINGFORD

16

N

N

5 mph(6)

N

N

N

LAKE ELIGO

(ELIGO POND)

CRAFTSBURY

GREENSBORO

174

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

LAKE ELMORE ELMORE

219

Y

Y

N/A

Y(6)

N

N

EMERALD LAKE DORSET

28

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

EWELL POND PEACHAM

51

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

FAIRFIELD POND FAIRFIELD

446

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

FAIRFIELD

SWAMP POND

SWANTON

ST. ALBANS

FAIRFIELD

152

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

LAKE FAIRLEE THETFORD

FAIRLEE

W. FAIRLEE

457

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

FERN LAKE LEICESTER

69

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

FLAGG POND WHEELOCK

111

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

FOREST LAKE AVERILL

62

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

FOREST LAKE

(NELSON POND)

CALAIS

WOODBURY

133

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

FOSTERS POND PEACHAM

61

Y

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

GALE MEADOWS POND WINHALL

LONDON-

DERRY

195

Y

Y

5 mph

N

N

N

GATES POND WHITINGHAM

30

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

GILLETT POND RICHMOND

30

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

GLEN LAKE CASTLETON

FAIR HAVEN

BENSON

206

Y

Y

5 mph(6)

N

N

N

GREAT

AVERILL POND

NORTON

828

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

GREAT HOSMER POND CRAFTSBURY

ALBANY

149

N

Y

N/A(9)

N(8)

Y

N

GREEN RIVER RESERVOIR HYDE PARK

EDEN

653

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

GREENWOOD LAKE WOODBURY

96

N

Y

N/A(9)

N

N

Y(6)

LAKE GROTON

(GROTON POND)

GROTON

422

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

GROUT POND STRATTON

84

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

HALF MOON POND HUBBARDTON

23

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

HALF MOON POND FLETCHER

21

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

HALFWAY POND NORTON

22

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

HALLS LAKE NEWBURY

85

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

Y(6)

LAKE HANCOCK (SUCKER POND) STAMFORD

51

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

HARDWICK LAKE HARDWICK

92

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

HARDWOOD POND ELMORE

44

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

HARRIMAN POND NEWBURY

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

HARRIMAN RESERVOIR WHITINGHAM

WILMINGTON

2046

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

HARVEY’S LAKE BARNET

351

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

HAYSTACK POND(7) WILMINGTON

27

N

N

5 mph(7)

N

Y

Y(7)

HIGH POND SUDBURY

20

N

N

5 mph(7)

N

Y

N

HINKUM POND SUDBURY

60

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

HOLLAND POND HOLLAND

325

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

Y(6)

HORSE POND GREENSBORO

32

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

LAKE HORTONIA

(HORTON POND)

HUBBARDTON

SUDBURY

479

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

HOWE POND(7) READSBORO

52

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

Y(7)

HUFF (HOUGH POND) SUDBURY

16

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

INDIAN BROOK RESERVOIR ESSEX

50

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

Y

INMAN POND (7) FAIR HAVEN

85

Y

N

5 mph(7)

N

Y

Y(7)

LAKE IROQUOIS HINESBURG

WILLISTON

243

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

ISLAND POND BRIGHTON

626

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

JACKSONVILLE POND WHITINGHAM

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

JOBS POND WESTMORE

39

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

JOES POND CABOT

DANVILLE

396

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

KEISER POND PEACHAM

DANVILLE

33

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

KENNY POND NEWFANE

26

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

KENT POND SHERBURNE

99

Y

Y

5 mph

N

N

N

KETTLE POND GROTON

PEACHAM

MARSHFIELD

109

Y

Y

5 mph

N

N

N

KNAPP BROOK

POND #1

READING

CAVENDISH

25

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

KNAPP BROOK

POND #2

READING

CAVENDISH

35

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

LAKOTA LAKE BARNARD

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LAKE LAMOILLE MORRISTOWN

148

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

LAMSON POND BROOKFIELD

24

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LEFFERTS POND CHITTENDEN

80

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LEVI POND GROTON

22

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LEWIS POND LEWIS

68

Y

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

LILY POND LONDONDERRY

21

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LILY POND POULTNEY

21

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

LILY POND VERNON

41

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LITTLE POND FRANKLIN

95

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LITTLE POND WELLS

177

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

LITTLE AVERILL POND AVERILL

467

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

LITTLE ELMORE POND ELMORE

24

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LITTLE HOSMER POND CRAFTSBURY

180

Y

Y

5 mph

N

N

Y(6)

LONG POND

(BELVIDERE POND)

EDEN

97

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LONG POND GREENSBORO

100

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LONG POND MILTON

47

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LONG POND SHEFFIELD

38

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LONG POND WESTMORE

90

Y

Y

5 mph (10)

N

N

N

LOVE’S MARSH CASTLETON

62

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LOWELL LAKE LONDONDERRY

109

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LOWER POND

(LAKE SUNSET)

HINESBURG

58

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

LOWER SYMES POND RYEGATE

57

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

LYFORD POND WALDEN

33

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

LAKE MADELEINE SANDGATE

20

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

MAIDSTONE LAKE MAIDSTONE

745

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

LAKE MANSFIELD STOWE

35

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MARSHFIELD POND MARSHFIELD

69

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

MARTIN POND WILLIAMSTOWN

28

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MARTINS POND PEACHAM

82

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

MAY POND BARTON

85

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

McALLISTER POND LOWELL

25

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

McCONNELL POND BRIGHTON

87

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

McINTOSH POND ROYALTON

23

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

METCALF POND FLETCHER

81

N

Y

N/A(9)

N(8)

N

N

MILE POND FERDINAND

26

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MILES POND CONCORD

205

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

MILL POND

(PARSON’S MILL POND)

BENSON

39

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MILL POND

(KENNEDY’S POND)

WINDSOR

77

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MILLER POND STRAFFORD

64

Y

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

MILTON POND (7) MILTON

24

N

N

5 mph (7)

N

Y

Y(7)

MINARDS POND (7) ROCKINGHAM

46

N

N

5 mph (7)

N

Y

Y(7)

MIRROR LAKE

(NO. 10 POND)

CALAIS

85

Y

Y

10/5 mph (6)

N

N

Y(6)

LAKE MITCHELL SHARON

28

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MOLLY’S POND CABOT

38

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MOLLY’S FALLS RESERVOIR CABOT

397

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

LAKE MOREY FAIRLEE

547

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

MUD POND CRAFTSBURY

35

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MUD POND GRANBY

55

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MUD POND LEICESTER

23

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MUD POND (NORTH) MORGAN

35

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MUD POND PEACHAM

34

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MUD POND

(FORSCYTHE POND)

THETFORD

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MUD CREEK POND ALBURG

333

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

MUD POND HUBBARDTON

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

N.E. DEVELOPERS POND WELLS

27

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

NEAL POND LUNENBURG

185

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

NEWARK POND NEWARK

153

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

NICHOLS POND WOODBURY

171

Y

Y

5 mph (10)

N

N

N

LAKE NINEVAH MT. HOLLY

171

Y

Y

5 mph

N

Y(6)

N

NORFORD LAKE THETFORD

21

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

NORTH POND BROOKFIELD

24

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

NORTH POND WHITINGHAM

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

NORTH HARTLAND RESERVOIR HARTLAND/ HARTFORD

108

N

Y

N/A (9)

N(8)

y

n

NORTH MONTPELIER E. MONTPELIER

CALAIS

42

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

NORTH SPRINGFIELD RESERVOIR SPRINGFIELD/ WEATHERSFIELD

290

Y

Y

5 mph

N

N

Y

NORTON POND NORTON

WARRENS GORE

667

Y

Y

N/A

Y

Y

N

NOTCH POND FERDINAND

22

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

NOYES POND (SEYON POND) GROTON

39

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

NULHEGAN POND BRIGHTON

37

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

OLD MARSH POND FAIR HAVEN

131

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

OSMORE POND PEACHAM

48

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

OXBOW POND SWANTON

27

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LAKE PARAN BENNINGTON

SHAFTSBURY

40

N

N

N/A(6)

N

Y

N

LAKE PARKER

(PARKER POND)

GLOVER

250

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

PATCH POND RUTLAND

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

PAUL STREAM POND BRUNSWICK

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

PEACHAM POND PEACHAM

340

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

PENSIONER POND CHARLESTON

173

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

PERCH POND BENSON

24

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

PIGEON POND GROTON

69

Y

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

PINE POND CASTELTON

40

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LAKE PINNEO HARTFORD

50

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

PLEASANT VALLEY RESERVOIR (7) BRATTLEBORO

25

N

N

5 mph (7)

N

Y

Y(7)

LAKE RAPONDA WILMINGTON

121

Y

Y

N/A(8)

N

N

N

READING POND READING

PLYMOUTH

22

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

RESCUE LAKE LUDLOW

229

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

RESERVOIR POND

(LAKE PAULINE)

LUDLOW

32

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

RICHMOND POND RICHMOND

24

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

RICHVILLE POND SHOREHAM

129

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

RICKER POND GROTON

95

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

ROACH POND HUBBARDTON

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

ROOD POND WILLIAMSTOWN/

BROOKFIELD

23

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

ROUND POND MILTON

22

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

ROUND POND NEWBURY

30

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LAKE RUNNEMEDE (EVART’S POND) WINDSOR

62

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

SABIN POND (WOODBURY LAKE) CALAIS

WOODBURY

142

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

SADAWGA POND WHITINGHAM

194

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

LAKE SALEM

(SALEM POND)

DERBY

764

Y

Y

N/A

N

N

N

SCHOFIELD POND HYDE PARK

29

N

N

5 mph

N

N

N

SEARSBURG RESERVOIR SEARSBURG

25

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

SEYMOUR LAKE MORGAN

CHARLESTON

1763

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

SHADOW LAKE CONCORD

128

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

SHADOW LAKE GLOVER

210

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

SHAFTSBURY LAKE SHAFTSBURY

27

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

SHELBURNE POND SHELBURNE

452

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

SHERMAN RESERVOIR READSBORO

WHITINGHAM

117

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

SHIPPEE POND WHITINGHAM

24

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

SILVER POND BARNARD

84

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

Y(6)

SILVER LAKE GEORGIA/FAIRFAX (7)

27

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N(6)

SILVER LAKE LEICESTER

101

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

SODOM POND E. MONTPELIER

CALAIS

21

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

SOMERSET RESERVOIR SOMERSET

STRATTON

1568

Y

Y

10 mph (6)

N

N

Y (6)

SOUTH POND EDEN

103

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

SOUTH POND (7) MARLBORO

68

Y

N

5 mph (7)

N

Y

Y (7)

SOUTH STREAM POND POWNAL

54

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

SPECTACLE POND BRIGHTON

103

Y

Y

N/A

N(8)

N

N

SPRING LAKE (SHREWSBURY POND) SHREWSBURY

66

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

Y (6)

SPRUCE POND ORWELL

25

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

ST. ALBANS

RESERVOIR

(NORTH) (7)

FAIRFAX

35

N

N

5 mph (7)

N

Y

Y (7)

ST. ALBANS

RESERVOIR

(SOUTH) (7)

FAIRFAX

27

N

N

5 mph (7)

N

Y

Y (7)

LAKE ST. CATHERINE WELLS/POULTNEY

883

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

Y (6)

STANNARD POND STANNARD

25

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

STAR LAKE MT. HOLLY

63

Y

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

STEVENS POND MAIDSTONE

26

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

STIL3ES POND (7) WATERFORD

135

Y

N

5 mph (7)

N

Y

Y(7)

STOUGHTON POND WEATHERSFIELD

56

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

Y (6)

STRATTON POND STRATTON

46

N

N

N/A (6)

N

Y

Y (6)

SUGAR HILL RESERVOIR GOSHEN

63

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

SUGAR HOLLOW POND BRANDON/PITTSFORD

21

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

SUNRISE LAKE BENSON/ORWELL

57

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

SUNSET LAKE BENSON/ORWELL

202

Y

Y

N/A

N (8)

N

Y (6)

SUNSET LAKE BROOKFIELD

25

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

SUNSET LAKE (7) MARLBORO

96

Y

N

5 mph (7)

N

Y

Y (7)

SWEET POND GUILFORD

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

THOMPSON’S POND POWNAL

28

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

THURMAN W. DIX

RESERVOIR (7)

ORANGE

123

Y

N

5 mph (7)

N

Y

Y (7)

TICKLE-NAKED POND RYEGATE

54

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

TILDY’S POND

(CLARK POND)

GLOVER

33

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

TINY POND LUDLOW/MT. HOLLY

29

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

TOAD POND CHARLESTON

22

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

TOWNSEND RESERVOIR TOWNSEND

108

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

TURTLE POND HOLLAND

27

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

TUTTLE POND HARDWICK

21

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

UPPER SYMES POND RYEGATE

20

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

VALLEY POND (DOG POND) WOODBURY

88

N

Y

N/A(9)

N(8)

Y

Y(6)

WALLINGFORD POND WALLINGFORD

87

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

WANTASTIQUET POND WESTON

44

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

WAPANACKI LAKE WOLCOTT

22

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

WARDEN POND BARNET

46

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

WATERBURY RESERVOIR WATERBURY/STOWE

839

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

Y(6)

WEATHERHEAD HOLLOW POND GUILFORD

33

N

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

WEST HILL POND CABOT

46

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

W. MOUNTAIN POND MAIDSTONE

60

Y

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

WHEELER POND BRUNSWICK

66

Y

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

LAKE WILLOUGHBY WESTMORE

1712

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

WINONA LAKE

(BRISTOL LAKE)

BRISTOL

248

Y

Y

N/A

N (8)

N

N

WOLCOTT POND WOLCOTT

74

Y

Y

5 mph

N

Y

N

WOODWARD RESERVOIR PLYMOUTH

106

Y

Y

5 mph

N

N

N

WRIGHTSVILLE RESERVOIR MIDDLESEX

E. MONTPELIER

MONTPELIER

150

Y

Y

N/A(6)

Y

N

Y (6)

ZACK WOODS POND HYDE PARK/WOLCOTT

23

N

N

5 mph

N

Y

N

LAKE CHAMPLAIN SEVERAL

172,800 (VT)

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG NEWPORT/DERBY

COVENTRY

5,966 (VT)

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

WALLACE POND CANAAN

107 (VT)

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

CONNECTICUT

RIVER RESERVOIRS

SEVERAL

N/A

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

FOOTNOTES TO COLLECTED MANAGEMENT RULES

(1) The collected rules in this table reflect the general rules set out in Section 3 for all lakes, ponds and reservoirs that are public waters and are located wholly within the State of Vermont (i.e. these rules do not apply to Lake Champlain, Lake Memphremagog, Wallace Pond and Connecticut River Reservoirs) as modified for individual bodies of water by lake-specific rules adopted under 10 V.S.A. 1424, except:

(a) When in conflict with rules adopted by another agency with jurisdiction over the public waters or a particular use of the waters; or

(b) When law enforcement, emergencies or the performance of official duties by a governmental agency require otherwise.

(2) Thirty contiguous acres outside the shoreland safety zone (i.e. more than 200 feet from any shore).

(3) The rule prohibits the use of internal combustion motors to power vessels on those lakes, ponds or reservoirs indicated.

(4) The rule establishes a 5 m.p.h. maximum speed limit for vessels powered by motor on those lakes, ponds, or reservoirs indicated. The notation "N/A" means no numeric speed limit is established, however, the prohibition in existing law against careless and neglient operation (23 V.S.A. 3311(a)) still applies.

(5) The seasonal prohibition on the use by aircraft does not apply on those lakes, ponds or reservoirs where such use is specifically authorized under 5 V.S.A. Chapter 9, now or in the future (see 10 V.S.A. 1424(d)).

(6) See Appendix B.

(7) Restrictions adopted by authorities other than the Water Resources Board may also apply, for example restrictions on recreational uses established by the state or a local board of health to protect public water supplies.

(8) The use of personal watercraft on this body of water will be prohibited effective May 1, 1997, unless prior to that date the WRB is successfully petitioned to allow this use.

(9) Despite having less than 30 contiguous acres outside of the shoreline safety zone, high speed boating is a normal use on this body of water.

(10) Despite having a surface are greater than 75 acres and at least 30 contiguous acres outside of the shoreline safety zone (see 3.2(a)), high speed boating is not normal use on this body of water and therefore a maximum speed limit of 5 m.p.h. is established for vessels being propelled by motor.

SUMMARY OF LAKE-SPECIFIC WATER Appendix B

RESOURCES BOARD RULES NOT INDICATED IN APPENDIX A4

Arrowhead Mountain Lake, Towns of Milton and Georgia

a. Vessels powered by motor shall not exceed a speed of five miles per hour within the northeastern arm of the lake.

b. Personal watercraft are prohibited from operating within the northeastern arm of the lake, except for a corridor within 200 feet of the shoreline between the public fishing access and the main body of the lake. (Map not included here.)

Beebe Pond, Town of Hubbardton

a. Waterskiing is prohibited.

b. Vessels powered by motors exceeding ten horsepower are prohibited.

Burr Pond, Town of Sudbury

a. No boat powered by motor shall be operated in excess of five miles per hour between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. local time.

b. Any motorboat launched at the public Fish and Game Access is to be utilized solely for the purpose of fishing on Burr Pond and shall be limited to a speed of five miles per hour regardless of when or where operated on Burr Pond.

Caspian Lake, Town of Greensboro

a. Vessels powered by motor shall not exceed a speed of forty miles per hour between one half hour before sunrise and one half hour after sunset.

b. Vessels powered by motor shall not exceed a speed of ten miles per hour between one half hour after sunset and one half hour before sunrise.

c. Personal watercraft shall not be operated in a manner or at a speed that causes the exhaust jet to come out of the water in order to avoid an increase in the noise level or pitch above that experienced in normal operation on smooth water.

d. Ski slalom courses must comply with specified construction, location and use requirements omitted here for brevity.

Colchester Pond, Town of Colchester

a. The operation of vessels powered by motor is prohibited.

Curtis Pond, Town of Calais

a. Vessels powered by motor shall not exceed a speed of five miles per hour (mph) north of the narrows (map not included here).

Greenwood Lake, Town of Woodbury

a. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, vessels powered by motor when towing water-skier(s) shall travel in a counterclockwise direction.

b. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, waterskiing shall be limited to Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 7:00 p.m.

Halls Lake, Town of Newbury

a. Waterskiing is limited to the hours between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Little Hosmer Pond, Town of Craftsbury

a. Boats powered by motors of more than ten horsepower are prohibited on Little Hosmer Pond.

Mill Pond, Town of Windsor

a. The operation of vessels and vehicles powered by an internal combustion motor except snowmobiles on a designated trail is prohibited.

Mirror Lake, Town of Calais

a. Vessels powered by a motor shall not exceed a speed of five miles per hour within the two bay areas south of Hall Point.

b. For the remainder of the lake, vessels powered by a motor shall not exceed a speed of ten miles per hour.

Lake Morey, Town of Fairlee

a. Vessels powered by motor shall not exceed a speed of forty miles per hour.

Lake Paran, Town of Bennington

a. The operation of vessels powered by motor is prohibited.

Lake St. Catherine, Towns of Wells and Poultney

a. Waterskiing is prohibited in the following waters:

1. All portions of Lily Pond and the channel connecting Lily Pond and Lake St. Catherine.

2. All portions of the channel connecting Little Lake (also known as Little Pond) and Lake St. Catherine.

b. The operation of vessels powered by motor at speeds exceeding five miles per hour or in such a manner as to cause a disturbing wake is prohibited in the following waters:

1. All portions of Lily Pond and the channel connecting Lily Pond and Lake St. Catherine.

2. All portions of the channel connecting Little Lake (also known as Little Pond) and Lake St. Catherine.

3. Forest House Bay - defined for purposes of this rule as those waters south and southwest of a straight line between the southerly corner of Camp 102 and the northeasterly corner of Camp 110A.

4. Hall’s Bay - defined for purposes of this rule as those waters north and northeast of a straight line between the southerly corner of Camp 224 and the northerly corner of Camp 207.

5. Horseshoe Bay - defined for purposes of this rule as those waters west of a straight line between the easterly corner of Camp 38 and northerly corner of Camp 46A.

6. Oxbow Bay - defined for purposes of this rule as those waters west of a straight line between the northerly corner of Camp 21 and the northerly corner of Camp 36.

7. With regard to Forset House Bay, Hall’s Bay, Horseshoe Bay and Oxbow Bay, it is permissible for a boat to start and return to its own dock at speeds in excess of five miles per hour for purposes of water skiing. In starting, the boat must head directly out of the safety zone. In returning, the boat must go directly to its dock, at the lowest speed necessary to sustain the skier.

c. For purposes of this regulation only, the term "channel" as used in rules a. and b. above, shall mean those waters within and contiguous to Lake St. Catherine which are less than 400 feet in width and which serve to connect that Lake with Lily Pond or Little Lake (also known as Little Pond).

Silver Lake, Town of Barnard

a. Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. local time a maximum of four persons at one time may operate motorboats for purposes of waterskiing on Silver Lake, provided that the use of the lake for waterskiing shall not be conducted to the exclusion of other normal uses and provided further that each person operating a motorboat engaged in waterskiing shall proceed only in a counterclockwise direction.

Somerset Reservoir, Town of Somerset and Stratton

a. The use of personal watercraft (jetskis) are prohibited.

b. Waterskiing is prohibited.

c. The use of vessels powered by internal combustion motors at speeds in excess of 10 miles per hour is prohibited.

d. The prohibition established by rule c. above shall not apply to vessels operated on behalf of New England Power Company in conjunction with their operation of the reservoir, or where law enforcement, emergencies or the performance of official duties by a governmental agency require otherwise.

Stratton Pond, Town of Stratton

a. The operation of vessels powered by motor is prohibited.

b. No docks or floats, whether permanent or temporary, are permitted on the pond.

Sunset Lake, Towns of Benson and Orwell

a. Waterskiing on Sunset Lake is restricted to the hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

b. No more than one water-skier shall be pulled by a boat at any time.

Valley Lake, Town of Woodbury

a. Waterskiing on Valley Lake shall be restricted to the hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Waterbury Reservoir, Town of Waterbury

a. Except as provided for in part c of this rule, vessels powered by motor shall not exceed five (5) miles per hour or create a disturbing wake in the following portions of Waterbury Reservoir:

(1) that portion of the eastern arm of the Waterbury Reservoir easterly of a line two hundred (200) feet west of the end of the peninsula separating the two bays, and

(2) that portion of the northern arm of the Waterbury Reservoir northerly of the point of land on the western shoreline located approximately 5500 feet southerly of the mouth of Cotton Brook, as shown on the accompanying map.

b. The two 5 m.p.h. no disturbing wake zones provided for in part a of this rule shall each be clearly marked by buoys.

c. The provisions of part a of this rule shall not apply to either:

(1) participants in events authorized under 23 V.S.A. 3316(a), for a maximum of five events per calendar year for a maximum of two days for each such event, or

(2) a single vessel using waterski slalom course number 1.

Wrightsville Reservoir, Towns of East Montpelier and Middlesex and City of Montpelier

a. The operation of vessels powered by a motor at speeds exceeding two miles per hour or in such a manner as to cause a disturbing wake is prohibited northerly of the narrows which is immediately to the north of the "Roadside Park Boat Launch Ramp."

b. The use of personal watercraft is allowed southerly of the narrows referred to in Rule (a) above.

The complete text of the rules regulating the use of the public waters listed above are available at the Town Clerk’s Office and at the Office of the Vermont Water Resources Board, 58 East State Street, Montpelier, Vermont, tel. 802-828-2871.

BOATERS TAKE NOTE - Boating Activity Can Spread

  • Nuisance Aquatic
  • Plants and Animals

Eurasian Watermilfoil

A prolific, nonnative aquatic plant that interferes with boating, fishing and swimming, is easily spread from lake to lake when pieces of the plant are caught on boat trailers, propellers, anchors and other boating equipment, or in wet wells. If introduced to a non-infested lake, pieces of watermilfoil can initiate new plants and become established.

Zebra Mussel

A small, D-shaped mollusk from eastern Europe was discovered in Lake Champlain in 1993. It clogs water intake pipes, damages boat engines, obscures historic shipwrecks, and alters native species populations. Adult zebra mussels can be transported over land to non-infested bodies of water by attaching to boat hulls, engines, anchors and other submerged equipment while the microscopic larvae can be trapped in the water of boat engine cooling systems, bilges, and live wells.

SPREAD THE WORD – NOT THE NUISANCES

Learn about nuisance aquatic plants and animals, how they spread, how to identify them and the threat they pose; and share this information with others. Report any new sightings of nuisance aquatic species to the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.

Before moving boats between water bodies –

Inspect boat, boat engine, and trailer, remove any plant material and/or zebra mussels and discard in the trash.

Drain all water from the boat, boat engine, and other equipment.

Rinse all boat parts and equipment with hot tap water, or leave the boat out of the water and in the sun for at least 3 days.

Leave live aquatic bait behind – either give it to someone using the same water body or discard it in the trash.

Transporting Eurasian watermilfoil or zebra mussels to or from any Vermont surface water is illegal (Pursuant to 10 V.S.A. 1266).

Violators could be subject to civil penalties of up to $10,000 a day for each day of violation and criminal penalties including imprisonment for up to six months and/or fines of up to $25,000.

For more information – Contact: The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Water Quality Division
103 South Main Street, Building 10 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-0408

802-241-3777

VERMONT STATE POLICE REGIONAL OFFICES

Headquarters
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2101

802-244-8727

Bethel

RFD 1, Box 186
Bethel, VT 05032

802-234-9933

Bradford

RR1, Box 900
Bradford, VT 05033-9716

802-222-9620

Brattleboro

RR #6, Box 911,
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-254-2382

Williston

565 St. George
Williston, VT 05495

802-878-7111

Derby

RD 1, Box 358
Derby, VT 05829

802-822-2211

Middlebury

Box 469
Middlebury, VT 05740

802-388-4919

Rutland

RR #1, Box 440
Rutland, VT 05701

802-773-9101

Rockingham

RR 2, Box 300
Chester, VT 05143

802-875-2112

St. Albans

P.O. Box 809
St. Albans, VT 05478

802-524-5993

St. Johnsbury

RFD 3
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-9708

Shaftsbury

Box 215
Shaftsbury, VT 05262

802-442-5421



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