Before You Launch

Don’t bring along “hitchhikers.” Aquatic invasive species can be spread from waterbody to waterbody unless boats (even paddleboards) and trailers. Whether putting your boat in the water from your property or via the boat launch, boats (including rowboats, kayaks and paddleboards) and trailers must be pressure-washed and dried for at least 5 days after being used in any waters other than Galway Lake. Please inform your guests and renters to do so.

Wash and clean, removing plants, animals, fish and mud from your boat, trailer or other equipment and disposing of this material in a trash container on dry land. Preferably power wash all surfaces or wash with 30%bleach solution. Thoroughly dry the boat, trailer or equipment completely (at least 5 days of drying recommended).