Department of Natural Resources - Docks - Obstruction of the launching or retrieval of vessels.


Published: 2020-05-08

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Upon any lands or waters under the management of the division of parks and watercraft, it shall be unlawful to impede or obstruct access to a watercraft launching facility or other designated recreational vessel access site in any of the following ways:

(A) Intentionally moor or otherwise secure a vessel to any dock or other structure in a manner that limits or impedes the ability of other vessels to utilize the launching facility or access site;

(B) Leave a tow vehicle, trailer, or combination vehicle stopped, standing, parked, or unattended for an unreasonable period of time on a ramp or a designated watercraft launch lane, other than while actively engaged in or assisting with the launching or retrieval of a vessel;

(C) Engage in any other activity or behavior that impairs the ability of other vessel operators to utilize the facility in a safe and appropriate manner;

(D) Willfully or negligently engage in any other activity or behavior that threatens the safety of any persons or property in, on, or near the launching facility.

No person shall operate or permit the operation of any vessel, vehicle, trailer, or combination vehicle in violation of this rule.