2017 brings New Boating Regulations for several Lake Fun Lakes.
Several Lakes that could see new regulations this summer are Lake Grinnell, Cranberry Lake Paulinskill Lake, Lake Hopatcong, and Lake Mohawk,
Lake Hopatcong and Lake Mohawk have specific changes regarding anchoring closer than 200 ft from the shoreline and tethering a raft or tube more than 20’ from a vessel. Also you could no longer tie more 10 vessels together. We see this as an attempt of the controling bodies of these lakes to overstep their bounds and protect private land owners more than the users of the recreational bodies. Being even more peculiar is that these regulations would only be in effect from about Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Lake Grinnell, Cranberry Lake Paulinskill Lake, Lake Hopatcong, and Lake Mohawk should see waterskiing laws that we think will increase safety. The regulations deal with the length of tow lines — only between 35 and 85 feet will be permitted, but we do wonder if it is a waste of resources to have law enforcement measuring ski rope on a lake or reservoir. The new law that makes the most sense deals with restricting skiing after dark and before sunrise.