Based on the Aug. 11, 2007 Public Meeting, a smaller
South Shore No-Wake Zone was developed. A permit registering the No-Wake Zone buoys and their
location has been filed with, and approved by the DNR. Ten
U.S. Coast Guard Approved Buoys were supplied by the DNR and
have been deployed. The buoys mark the shallow, ecologically
sensitive area shown on the map below. The buoys are
placed along the reed and shallow water line where ski boats
normally do not enter. The buoys were placed so as not to
restrict skiers from their normal turns and routes, including
the sometimes used route south of the island.
The area inside the buoys will be a voluntary no
wake zone/saftey zone for the next few years. This is
not a legal zone, therefore the DNR is not enforcing this
zone. The sign at the public access will be modified to
show this zone.
The DLPA is requesting that lake users comment on
the buoy location. The buoys are numbered on their
tops. This shoreline is one of the last natural
shorelines on the lake. The DLPA is attempting to
protect this shallow natural shoreline. Contact Ken at
(574) 658-3636 with questions.