BOAT STICKERS – All watercraft MUST be registered with the Association and display a current Indian Lake numbered sticker attached to the bow of the vessel on the starboard side. Watercraft registration is available to all Members in good standing. Use of the lake by unregistered watercraft is prohibited. Do not wait until this FRIDAY May 23, 2020 to sticker your watercraft, as there is no guarantee sticker administrators will be available this weekend. Please fill out the watercraft registration form and contact a sticker administrator if you have any watercraft (including kayaks, paddle boats and canoes) which are not properly registered. Watercraft without stickers will be treated as trespassing.
For boat stickers, contact any of the following: Janet Schab at (231) 648-6047, Kathy Mason at (616) 706-4158, Rich Wolf at (616) 799-1178 or Brad VanderMeulen at (616) 293-5836.
BOATING RULES – Must be followed by ALL watercraft at ALL times. Our boating rules help ensure Member and lake safety. It is important that all Members, and their guests, adhere to high speed boating hours, which are restricted to the hours of 11:00 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. At all other times “no wake” speed limits apply. No wake means operating watercraft at a minimum speed to maintain steering and headway.
ALL watercraft operations must adhere to the State of Michigan Boating Laws including, but not limited to:
A.) All watercraft traffic must at all times proceed in counter-clockwise fashion around the lake.
B.) All watercraft must stay a minimum distance of 100 feet from all other boats and other objects.
C.) A spotter must be present on any watercraft that in any fashion has a person in tow.
D.) All boats, trailers and equipment must be cleaned and drained before entering Indian Lake.
We’ve heard from a variety of Indian Lake residents who are both in favor of and opposed to having the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office being asked to visit Indian Lake. Any lake resident is always welcome to ask the sheriff’s office to visit their neighborhood to address an issue. The Board of Directors is considering providing the sheriff’s office with the boat launch combination this year to patrol the lake as needed as they would other lakes – the goal being to reduce water craft injuries and/or fatalities and thus reduce lake association liability in such situations. The Association would not pay for the sheriff to patrol the lake. The Board of Directors has not yet taken action on this idea, but is expected to discuss and possibly vote on the proposal at our next meeting, date to be determined. If you have not shared your thoughts already please post your comments on the LSA Facebook: Smoke Signals from Indian Lake LSA or email LSA: firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be taken into consideration.
Lake Association Board of Directors President