Rules

Big Canoe Boat Rentals

  • All boats must be returned to the Marina no later than dusk and the key placed in the Marina "Key Return" box located under the American flag.
  • Rental boats must be returned clean and any trash placed in the trash barrel at the dock. Fines up to $75 can be enforced if the boats are not cleaned.

Because Big Canoe is a Wildlife Preserve and bears live here also, the cleaning of fish is not permitted on boats or in the Marina vicinity.

Boating Safety Rules:

Use common sense procedures for boating safety and carry life jackets. Children should be properly supervised. The shoreline drops off very quickly and is at least 10 feet deep only a few feet from the shoreline, therefore, wading is very dangerous and strictly prohibited.

Big Canoe Marina Rules and Regulations

All rules and regulations will be enforced.

A ticket will be issued to violators by Public Safety Personnel and a copy will be submitted to the Accounting Office.

Property Owners will be responsible for the actions of their guests in following these and all rules and regulations within the boundaries of Big Canoe.

Boats that are moored at the marina or stored in racks at the marina or launching area of privately stored boats and do not have a current registration decal, are in violation of these regulations and are subject to being moved, at the owner's expense, to other designated areas at the direction of the General Manager.

Big Canoe Rentals

Renters must be 21 years of age with a valid driver's license to rent a Pontoon or Jon Boat. Renters must be 18 to rent a Canoe.

Big Canoe Fishing

Licenses/Permits are required for anyone 13 or over on a Big Canoe lake and may be purchased at the Marina.

Lake Petit Designated Swimming Area

Swimming is permitted from watercraft on Lake Petit during the designated swim season in a specifically designated area as indicated on the map. Swimming is prohibited within 50 feet of any shoreline or the Marina slips or in any areas outside the designated area. The swim season is April 1 through September 30. Swimming, in season, is permitted during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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