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2019 Safe Boating Season Begins

Published on 5/16/2019

RLPOA installed the navigational and hazard buoys on Tuesday May 07, 2019.  Please review the Wisconsin Boating regulations as to the requirements for operating vessels near and around the different buoys.  The Handbook of Wisconsin Boating Laws and Responsibilities can be downloaded here

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1989 is required to complete a boating safety course to legally operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft (PWC) on Wisconsin waters. DNR Conservation Wardens recommend all boat operators complete a safety course.  Information for an online course is available here.

Boating Courses

  • Boat Wisconsin Course - A three-hour course split into short segments that are designed for easy comprehension and quick learning. This course has the identical text that students study in DNR's classroom courses, with more than 200 realistic drawings, more than an hour of streaming videos and interactive animations.

  • - Suitable for boaters of any age and reading skills. This course takes a minimum of three hours to complete.

  • Wisconsin Boat Rental Course - A course for Wisconsin residents and visitors who do not already possess a valid boating education certificate, but who wish to rent a boat or personal watercraft (PWC) to operate on Wisconsin waters. The course covers all the information you'll need to know to receive your temporary boating certificate.

We have been informed that the No Wake navigation buoys at the entrance to Hinton Bay require additional information to be compliant with regulations.  We are working diligently to complete the required documents to secure compliance.  We do not yet have an anticipated date for receiving our compliance certification.  Therefore, the Hinton Bay entrance No Wake navigation buoys are not in place as they were last year.  Please be courteous and pass though that area at no wake speed as if the buoys are in place and in effect. 

As always, please be courteous out on the lake by giving wide berth to other vessels, non-motorized craft, swimmers, docks, and the shoreline.  Also be considerate of your wake by staying clear of the shoreline and other vessels when you are producing a large wake.  Thank you.