Watercraft Motor Restrictions to Remain the Same at Guilford Lake State Park

ODNR's picture
LISBON, OH – The watercraft motor restriction at Guilford Lake State Park will remain in place, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

A public open house event and comment period were held recently to discuss a pilot program to allow boats powered by more than 10 horsepower to operate on the waters of Guilford Lake if they only operate at idle speed. Based on public feedback, the rule setting a 10-horsepower limit will remain unchanged.

Boaters looking for lakes that offer opportunities for any type of watercraft at no-wake speed should consider visiting the following state parks and wildlife areas in the region: Wingfoot Lake, Shreve Lake and Spencer Lake. There are also several lakes in northeast Ohio which provide opportunities for higher horsepower boats with no speed restrictions, such as Mosquito Lake, Lake Milton, Berlin Reservoir and Michael J. Kirwin Reservoir at West Branch State Park.

More information on these and all boating opportunities is available at watercraft.ohiodnr.gov.

The ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft is responsible for managing Ohio’s 75 state parks and providing the finest outdoor recreational opportunities, including first-class boating services, facilities and law enforcement for users of Ohio’s waterways and public lands.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.
Copy this html code to your website/blog to embed this press release.