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Open Waters - Northeast

BUCKSKIN HILLS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (2 miles west and 2 miles south of Newcastle, Dixon Co.) Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited. Speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property.

DESOTO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE LAKE (5 miles southeast of Blair, Washington Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited. Speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property.

FREMONT STATE LAKES (3 miles west of Fremont, Dodge Co.)
Lake #10 and Lake #15 (Victory Lake) It is unlawful to operate non-powered vessels and those powered by conventional outboard electric motors on these waters. All motorboat traffic must travel in a counterclockwise direction. It is also unlawful to operate a motorboat while pulling more than two individuals on water skis, surfboards or similar devices at the same time.

Lake #16 Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited. Speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property.

GROVE LAKE (2 miles north of Royal, Antelope Co.)
Motorboats may be used only for fishing. Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited. Speed of a!l vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property.

HAMBURG BEND (1 mile south, 4 miles east 1/2 mile south and 1/2 mile east of Nebraska City, Otoe County Co.) Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited. Speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to person, vessels or property.

LAKE NORTH (NEED DIRECTIONS, Platte Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury or damage to persons, vessels, or property within the 50-foot areas marked off with posts and buoys on the east and west sides.

A marked area along the north and south shores shall be used for ski landing and takeoff only. This area will extend from 60 feet west of the west boat dock to within 50 feet of the west shore; and all along the south shore.

All boats must travel in a counter-clockwise direction.

Inflatable devices are prohibited outside of the 50-foot areas marked off with posts and buoys on the east and west sides of Lake North. Ski take-offs or landings prohibited on east and west shore inside buoys.

LEWIS AND CLARK STATE RECREATION AREA (Gavins Point Dam, 15 miles north and east of Crofton, Cedar and Knox counties) Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited and speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property in that portion of the spillway and tailrace of Gavins Point designated as the "Tailwaters Area. That portion of the tailrace at Gavins Point Dam powerhouse from the draft tube deck of the powerhouse downstream to the barrier cable (a distance of 320 feet is closed to all boating.

Spillway Area. That portion of the spillway discharge channel from the spillway structure downstream, a distance of 450 feet, is closed to all boating while the area is buoyed off.

Intake and Outlet Works. Those areas upstream and downstream of Gavins Point Powerhouse draft tube intakes and outlets which are marked by buoys, signs or both, as hazardous areas are closed to all boating.

MASKENTHINE LAKE (1 1/2 miles north of Stanton, Stanton Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited. Speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property.

SWAN LAKE (28 miles south of Atkinson, Holt Co.)
Speed in excess of 5 mph is prohibited. Speed of all vessels must be reduced so the wash and wake will cause no discomfort, hazard, injury, or damage to persons, vessels or property.

WILLOW CREEK RESERVOIR (1 mile west, 1 mile south Pierce, Pierce Co.)
All power boating traffic must travel in a counterclockwise direction. It is unlawful to operate a powerboat while pulling more than two persons on water skis, surfboards or similar devices at the same time. end footer


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