Unlawful And Dangerous Operation
Hazardous Areas & Boating Safety
Certain areas have been designated and marked as "hazardous areas" because of conditions which create a threat to the safety and welfare of boaters who may operate in such areas. When operating within a "hazardous area", all passengers in a boat must wear a U. S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device, properly fitted and fastened.
Georgia Boating Safety Zones
The following areas are designated as boating safety zones. It is unlawful to operate a powerboat between May 1st and September 30th within the area of:
It is unlawful to operate any type of boat any time of the year within:
It is unlawful to operate a boat with a motor in excess of 10 horsepower on the Ogeechee River from the bridge at Georgia Highway 119 upstream.
It is unlawful to operate any boat with a marine toilet, galley or sleeping quarters (including houseboats) on Lake Burton, Bull Sluice Lake, Goat Rock Lake, Lake Harding, Lake Jackson, North Highlands Lake, Lake Oliver, Lake Rabun, Seed Lake, Tallulah Falls Lake, Tugalo Lake, Lake Oconee and Yonah Lake.
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