Types of Boats

Types of boats permitted:

  • Sailboats
  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Paddleboards
  • Battery-powered pontoons
  • Rowboats

No gasoline, diesel or internal combustion engines are allowed on the lake. The total horsepower of battery-powered watercraft must not exceed 3 horsepower. The maximum length of watercraft on the lake is 22 feet. Hydrofoils, jet skis, and ECOs, airboats, and generators aboard electric watercraft are prohibited. Mark your boats (and rafts) with your Camp number; if it is found adrift, it’s an easy way to identify you as the owner. In NYS, Boats without a motor do not need to be registered. You must register your boat if you use a motor, whether electric or fuel-driven, regardless of the size of the boat or the motor. See how to register a boat

Safety course requirements: Under a new NYS law known as Brianna’s Law, operators of any type of motorized boat who are born on or after Jan. 1, 1987 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024 (and all motorized boat operators regardless of age beginning in 2025). Approved courses include those offered by NYS Parks and Recreation, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the U.S. Power Squadrons or U.S.Powerboating. There are certain allowances for visitors to NYS, persons renting a boat from a livery and persons purchasing a new boat for the first time. See Frequently Asked Questions.