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Buckeye Lake Boating Rules Changed for Safety

Posted on 4/17/2015 by Engineering in Buckeye Lake Dam

Buckeye Lake is now at winter pool. We will continue to exercise lake drains to confirm the level stays as close as possible to winter pool since we do expect to see minor fluctuations in the lake level based on weather conditions in this watershed.

In an effort to increase safety awareness and promote recreational opportunity at Buckeye Lake, ODNR is changing its boating rules for Buckeye Lake. Included among the changes, effective today, a lakewide No Wake Zone designation for all powered watercraft on Buckeye Lake is established along with a newly created Speed Zone where boats may be operated above idle speed only between sunrise and sunset. ODNR soon will mark the new Speed Zone with navigational buoys. The action comes in response to ensuring boating safety on the lake, which now is being operated at its winter pool elevation of 888.75 feet.  

View full news release here.
 Download full sized wake zone map.
Visit the Buckeye Lake Dam Risk Reduction project page.