Wagner Lakes Association, Inc.
BOATS: Only powered boats and non-powered boats owned by Wagner Lakes leaseholders or deeded lot owners are allowed on the lakes.
CLASS I - (WAKE BOATS)
A - INBOARD MOTOR BOATS
1)The centerline length may not exceed 18". The centerline length is the measurement from transom to bow. (This is listed on the manufacturers statement of origin.
2)I/O’s must be 1995 model or newer
3)I/O’s motor boat engine can be no larger than 3.0 liter, 4 cycle and 135 HP
4)No turbo engines allowed
B - OUTBOARD MOTOR BOATS
1)Outboard motor boats shall be no longer than 16’
in length. For boats manufactured in 1994 or later, the
2)No boat with a 2 cycle outboard motor in excess of
75.5 cubic inch displacement and exceeding 75
CLASS II - (NO WAKE BOATS)
1)The no wake boat may not exceed 21’ in length (based on manufacturers statement of origin)
2)This boat must be operated at NO WAKE speed at all times thus no limit on the size of motor.
CLASS III - 10 HP or Less
1) The length of this boat shall be 16 to 17” or less
Only one boat from either Class I or Class II may be in operation on the lake at the same time. The Class III boat may be operated along with either the Class I or Class II boat if desired.
TROLLING SPEED OR NO WAKE: This is as slow as your boat will run. There is no wake created behind the boat. No Wake does not mean just slowing down. No Wake areas are when entering channels and in channels connecting lakes and the entire following small lakes: Ann, Milton, Pearl, Ruth and Shangri-la.
BOAT IDENTIFICATION: All sail, row, motor boats, and canoes will have the proper Wagner Lakes symbol displayed on both sides of the stern between the back of the stern and madcap. They shall be so placed and maintained so as to provide clear legibility for identification. 4-Wheelers are required to have a sticker which should be placed on the right rear fender. These stickers are available from the Lake Manager or the office.
BOATING TIMES: May, June, July , August and September - Full speed, except for NO WAKE areas, 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day of the week, including Sundays and Holidays. All other months 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Trolling speed in effect at all other hours. Regardless of the hours listed, no full speed or fast boating is permitted after dark. All p.m. hours listed will drop back one hour if daylight savings time is discontinued.
BOAT LIGHTS: After dark, when a motor boat is in motion, it must show a bright white light to the stern and a combination light to the bow, showing green to the right and red to the left.
BOAT CAPACITY: All owners shall limit passenger load to their boat's rated and safe carrying capacity. Large waves cause damage to the shoreline and boat docks. You are responsible for your wake. During full speed boating time, all boats, especially when heavily loaded, shall operate at slow speed (little or no wake) or at planing speed.
AGE OF BOAT OPERATOR: No minor under 16 years of age shall operate a boat equipped with more than a 10 HP motor unless accompanied by a Lessee or Grantee or a member of their immediate family who is at least 16 years of age. No one under 14 years of age shall operate motor boats of any class at any time whether accompanied by an adult or not.
BOAT OPERATION: All powered boats shall and must at all times give the right-of-way to sail boats and powered boats pulling skiers. When two boats are approaching each other in a head-on manner, each boat shall bear to the right. No boat can overtake another boat in a connecting canal. One boat may overtake another on the main parts of the lakes, but yield the right-of-way to the overtaken boat. No person shall anchor a boat for fishing or any other purpose in such a way as to obstruct a passageway ordinarily used by other boats. No person shall operate any boat while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotics and each Lessee or Grantee must see that this provision is not violated by his guests. All boats shall stay in the accepted traffic pattern which is to the RIGHT and to go in a counter clockwise direction. During skiing hours when Lake August is being used by ski boats, all other powered boast shall yield the right-of-way to powered boats pulling skiers so as not to obstruct the skiing traffic pattern. Fat sacks or weights are not permitted in boats at Wagner Lakes. Boaters need to stary to the south side of the Sand Bar when pulling skiers, tubers, or wake boarders. EVERY OPERATOR SHALL AT ALL TIMES NAVIGATE HIS BOAT IN A CAREFUL AND PRUDENT MANNER.
GUESTS: Guests may swim and boat in the common-use waters only when accompanied by a Lessee or Grantee or a member of the immediate family. Guests may ride in or operate power boats of Lessee or Grantee on said lakes only when accompanied by a Lessee or Grantee or a member of their immediate family who is at least 16 years of age. Guest drivers must be 18 years old. A guest driver who is at least 18 years of age towing a Lessee or a Grantee or a member of their immediate family who is at least 16 years of age on skis or surfboard will be complying with this rule.
SWIMMING AND FLOATING: No swimming or floating on air mattress's or other floatation devices shall be done beyond 20 feet from the shoreline. Any person 12 years of age or younger using an air mattress or floatation device of any kind must wear a life jacket and any person over 12 years of age using any such devices must have a life jacket attached to it.
SKIING AND SURFBOARDING: May, June, July, August and September hours - 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. or sunset (whichever comes first) on weekdays and Sat.: 9:00a.m . to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays and legal holidays. All other months - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and Saturday, 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays. Skiing restricted to Lake August only. All p.m. hours listed will drop back one hour if daylight savings time is discontinued. Fat sacks or weights are not allowed in boats.
INFLATABLES-INCLUDING TUBES: Hours for pulling inflatables will be the same as skiing, EXCEPT on Holidays inflatables are allowed only from 9:00 a.m. to noon. One inflatable per boat, and only a 40 foot tow rope may be used. We would hope that when there are a lot of boats on the lake, common sense would tell you not to endanger anyone by using inflatables at that time. Inflatable may also be towed in Lake Mark during these hours with speed not to exceed 5 MPH.
EQUIPMENT: All skiers and surfboarders must wear life jackets and tow ropes must not exceed 75 feet. All riders on inflatables, including tubes, must wear life jackets and tow ropes must not exceed 40 feet. Tow boats must use an observer when three or more tow boats are using Lake August. At all other times, tow boats must use either an observer or rear view mirror. A skier in the water should hold up a ski so he can be seen more easily. The operator of a boat must hold up a hunter orange flag of not less than 12" x 12" when the person he is towing has fallen into the water. All boats must have a horn or bell, and all boats must carry oars. A fire extinguisher must be in any boat that has an enclosed or built-in gas tank. All riders in any water craft who are 12 years of age or younger must wear a life jacket and a life jacket must be in the boat for each rider older than 12 years of age.
TRAFFIC PATTERN: Tow boats must stay to the right and travel in a counter clockwise pattern. Except when coming to a stop, speeding and skiing will not be closer than 40 feet to the shoreline. No towing is allowed through the canal. These rules apply to any type of sports equipment being pulled behind a boat.
STATE BOATING REGULATIONS AND WAGNER LAKES RULES: All boats and operators will comply with the State Boating Regulations and Wagner Lakes Rules provided. However, if the Wagner Lakes Rules are more restrictive than State Regulations, then all boats and operators shall comply with the Wagner Lakes Rules.
STATE ACCIDENT REPORT: If you have more than $100 damage to your boat because of some type of accident, you must fill out a State Accident Boating Report.
ATV'S AND BOATS: Only those owned by Lessee or Grantee are allowed on this property. Friends and relatives may use Lessee or Grantee's vehicle with permission, but must be accompanied by them. Every ATV owned by Lessee or Grantee used in the Wagner Lakes area on common-use property and at Regency River Park must have identification stickers. All Boats must have an identification stickers. These stickers can be obtained from the Lake Safety Manager or the Wagner Lakes office.
LAKE SAFETY MANAGER: Our safety manager patrols the lakes for violations of boating and skiing. He has the authority to suspend the lake rights of any person who continually breaks rules or causes danger to other people. Any problems or concerns you have may be directed to this person. SAFETY ON THE LAKES is everyone's concern and responsibility. If you see a violation of these rules or any activity that may be dangerous or hazardous, please tell the individuals that they are committing a violation or contact our safety manager. If you or your guest are called down for any violation by another resident or the Lake Manager, please be courteous. If you are a new boater and would like individual instruction on boat safety, please contact our Lake Manager.
REMEMBER THAT INDIVIDUAL LEASE RULES VARY - ESPECIALLY ON BOAT SIZE AND ENGINE SIZE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LEASE TO SEE WHICH RULES APPLY TO YOU.