TOURISM, ARTS AND HERITAGE CABINET

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

(As Amended at ARRS, December 9, 2014)

 

      301 KAR 1:015. Boat and motor restrictions.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS[235.010(4),] 150.090, 150.625, 150.990, 235.010(4), 235.990

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 150.620, 235.280

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 150.620 authorizes the department to promulgate administrative regulations governing lands and waters the department[it] has acquired. KRS 235.280 authorizes the department to promulgate administrative regulations to govern the fair, reasonable, equitable, and safe use of all waters of this state. This administrative regulation limits the size of boats and motors on small lakes for safety reasons and to minimize interference with other users.

 

      Section 1. Definition. "Idle speed" means the slowest possible speed at which maneuverability can be maintained.

 

      Section 2. (1) A person shall not operate on a lake[the lakes] listed in subsection (2) of this section, a:

      (a) [A]House boat;

      (b) [A]Monohull boat with a center line length exceeding twenty-two (22) feet; or

      (c) [A]Pontoon boat with a float or decking exceeding twenty-two (22) feet, except for:

      1. Guist Creek Lake, where a pontoon boat with a float or decking up to twenty-four (24) feet may be operated; or

      2. In a lake established in clauses a. through c. of this subparagraph[the following lakes], where a pontoon boat with a float or decking up to thirty (30) feet may be operated:

      a. Cedar Creek Lake;

      b. Lake Beshear; or

      c. Lake Malone.

      (2) List of lakes:

      (a) Arrowhead Slough, Ballard County;

      (b) Beaver Creek Lake, Anderson County;

      (c) Beaver Dam Slough, Ballard County;

      (d) Bert Combs Lake, Clay County;

      (e) Big Turner Lake, Ballard County;

      (f) Boltz Lake, Grant County;

      (g) Briggs Lake, Logan County;

      (h) Bullock Pen Lake, Grant County;

      (i) Burnt Pond, Ballard County;

      (j) Burnt Slough, Ballard County;

      (k) Butler Lake, Ballard County;

      (l) Carnico Lake, Nicholas County;

      (m) Carpenter Lake, Daviess County;

      (n) Carter Caves Lake, Carter County;

      (o) Cedar Creek Lake, Lincoln County;

      (p) Corinth Lake, Grant County;

      (q) Cross Slough, Ballard County;

      (r) Cypress Slough, Ballard County;

      (s) Deep Slough, Ballard County;

      (t) Dennie Gooch Lake, Pulaski County;

      (u) Elmer Davis Lake, Owen County;

      (v) Fishpond Lake, Letcher County;

      (w) Goose Lake, Muhlenberg County;

      (x) Greenbo Lake, Greenup County;

      (y) Guist Creek Lake, Shelby County;

      (z) Happy Hollow Lake, Ballard County;

      (aa) Island Lake, Ohio County;

      (bb) Kincaid Lake, Pendleton County;

      (cc) Kingdom Come Lake, Harlan County;

      (dd) Kingfisher Lakes, Daviess County;

      (ee) Lake Beshear, Caldwell County;

      (ff) Lake Chumley, Lincoln County;

      (gg) Lake Malone, Muhlenberg County;

      (hh) Lake Mauzy, Union County;

      (ii) Lake Reba, Madison County;

      (jj) Lake Washburn, Ohio County;

      (kk) Lebanon City Lake, Marion County;

      (ll) Lincoln Homestead Lake, Washington County;

      (mm) Little Green Sea, Ballard County;

      (nn) Little Turner Lake, Ballard County;

      (oo) Long Pond, Ballard County;

      (pp) Marion County Lake, Marion County;

      (qq) Martin County Lake, Martin County;

      (rr) McNeely Lake, Jefferson County;

      (ss) Metcalfe County Lake, Metcalfe County;

      (tt) Mill Creek Lake, Wolfe County;

      (uu) Mitchell Lake, Ballard County;

      (vv) Pan Bowl Lake, Breathitt County;

      (ww) Pikeville City Lake, Pike County;

      (xx) Sandy Slough, Ballard County;

      (yy) Shanty Hollow Lake, Warren County;

      (zz) Shelby Lake, Ballard County;

      (aaa) South Lake, Ohio County;

      (bbb) Spurlington Lake, Taylor County;

      (ccc) Swan Lake, Ballard County;

      (ddd) Twin Pockets Slough, Ballard County; or

      (eee) Wilgreen Lake, Madison County.

      (3) Length restrictions in this section shall not apply to a canoe.

      (4) A person shall not operate a "personal watercraft" as defined in KRS 235.010(4) on Cedar Creek Lake.

 

      Section 3.[2.] (1) A person shall not operate a boat:

      (a) [A boat]Motor without an underwater exhaust; or

      (b) [A boat]Faster than idle speed while[when] passing a boat with an occupant actively engaged in fishing, except in a designated skiing zone.

      (2) The requirements in subsection (1) of this section shall apply on:

      (a) Beaver Lake, Anderson County;

      (b) Boltz Lake, Grant County;

      (c) Bullock Pen Lake, Grant County;

      (d) Carnico Lake, Nicholas County;

      (e) Cedar Creek Lake; Lincoln County;

      (f) Corinth Lake, Grant County;

      (g) Elmer Davis Lake, Owen County;

      (h) Greenbo Lake, Owen County;

      (i) Guist Creek Lake, Shelby County;

      (j) Kincaid Lake, Pendleton County;

      (k) Lake Beshear, Caldwell County;

      (l) Lake Malone, Muhlenburg County;

      (m) Pan Bowl Lake, Breathitt County;

      (n) Shanty Hollow Lake, Warren County;

      (o) Swan Lake, Ballard County; and

      (p) Wilgreen Lake, Madison County.

 

      Section 4.[3.] A person shall not operate an electric or an internal combustion boat motor on:

      (1) Dennie Gooch Lake, Pulaski County;

      (2) Kingdom Come Lake, Harlan County; or[and]

      (3) Lake Chumley, Lincoln County.

 

      Section 5.[4.] A person shall not operate an internal combustion boat motor and shall only be allowed to use an electric trolling motor on:

      (1) Arrowhead Slough, Ballard County;

      (2) Beaver Dam Slough, Ballard County;

      (3) Bert Combs Lake, Clay County;

      (4) Big Turner Lake, Ballard County;

      (5) Briggs Lake, Logan County;

      (6) Burnt Pond, Ballard County;

      (7) Burnt Slough, Ballard County;

      (8) Butler, Ballard County;

      (9) Carpenter Lake, Daviess County;

      (10) Carter Caves Lake, Carter County;

      (11) Cross Slough, Ballard County;

      (12) Cypress Slough, Ballard County;

      (13) Deep Slough, Ballard County;

      (14) Fishpond Lake, Letcher County;

      (15) Happy Hollow Lake, Ballard County;

      (16) Kingfisher Lake, Daviess County;

      (17) Lake Mauzy, Union County;

      (18) Lake Reba, Madison County;

      (19) Lake Washburn, Ohio County;

      (20) Lebanon City Lake, Marion County;

      (21) Lincoln Homestead Lake, Washington County;

      (22) Little Green Sea, Ballard County;

      (23) Little Turner Lake, Ballard County;

      (24) Long Pond, Ballard County;

      (25) Marion County Lake, Marion County;

      (26) Martin County Lake, Martin County;

      (27) McNeely Lake, Jefferson County;

      (28) Metcalfe County Lake, Metcalfe County;

      (29) Mill Creek Lake, Wolfe County;

      (30) Mitchell Lake, Ballard County;

      (31) Pikeville City Lake, Pike County;

      (32) Sandy Slough, Ballard County;

      (33) Shelby Lake, Ballard County;

      (34) Spurlington Lake, Taylor County; or[and]

      (35) Twin Pockets Slough, Ballard County.

 

      [Section 5. On the following lakes, a person shall not operate a boat motor larger than ten (10) horsepower:

      (1) Beaver Lake, Anderson County;

      (2) Boltz Lake, Grant County;

      (3) Bullock Pen Lake, Grant County;

      (4) Corinth Lake, Grant County;

      (5) Elmer Davis Lake, Owen County;

      (6) Kincaid Lake, Pendleton County;

      (7) Shanty Hollow Lake, Warren County; and

      (8) Swan Lake, Ballard County.]

 

      Section 6. A person shall not operate a motorboat faster than idle speed on:

      (1) Carnico Lake, Nicholas County;

      (2) Goose Lake, Muhlenberg County;

      (3) Greenbo Lake, Greenup County;

      (4) Island Lake, Ohio County;

      (5) South Lake, Ohio County;

      (6) Pan Bowl Lake, Breathitt County; or[and]

      (7) Wilgreen Lake, Madison County.

 

      Section 7. A person operating a boat motor greater[larger] than ten (10) horsepower shall not exceed idle speed[at any time] on[the following lakes]:

      (1) Beaver Lake, Anderson County;

      (2) Boltz Lake, Grant County;

      (3) Bullock Pen Lake, Grant County:

      (4) Corinth Lake, Grant County;

      (5) Elmer Davis Lake, Owen County;

      (6) Herb Smith/Cranks Creek Lake, Harlan County;

      (7) Kincaid Lake, Pendleton County;

      (8) Martins Fork Lake, Harlan County;

      (9) Shanty Hollow Lake, Warren County; or[and]

      (10) Swan Lake, Ballard County[(1) Herb Smith/Cranks Creek Lake; and (2) Martins Fork Lake].

 

KAREN WALDROP, Deputy Commissioner,

      For GREGORY K. JOHNSON, Commissioner

ROBERT H. STEWART, Secretary

      APPROVED BY AGENCY: October 13, 2014

      FILED WITH LRC: October 14, 2014 at 4 p.m.

      CONTACT PERSON: Rose Mack, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Arnold L. Mitchell Building, #1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone (502) 564-3400, fax (502) 564-9136, email fwpubliccomments@ky.gov.