Department of Natural Resources - Hours of Operation and Recreational Activities - Swimming prohibited; exceptions.


Published: 2020-05-08

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(A) No person shall swim, bathe, dive, or wade from any vessel, dock, raft facility, or any other structure, or from a shoreline of any state property other than that officially designated as a swimming area in any waters under the supervision or management of the division.

(B) Not withstanding paragraph (A) of this rule, no person shall swim, dive, wade or bathe more than sixty feet from a private dock, private moorage, or other private structure authorized under rule 1501:46-2-08 of the Administrative Code and constructed along the shoreline of Grand lake St. Marys, Indian lake, lake Loramie, Buckeye lake, the Portage lakes, Guilford lake, lake Milton or lake White or from privately owned shore adjacent to waters managed by the division. It shall be unlawful for any person to swim, dive, wade, or bathe from the shoreline of any private or public lands contiguous to any channel carrying heavy boat traffic on the lakes named in this paragraph.