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Information

Squares provide information such as places to find food, supplies, and repairs; and they give directions, distances, and other non-regulatory information.

Regulatory Marker - Information

Danger Area

Diamonds warn of dangers such as rocks, shoals, construction, dams, or stumps. Always proceed with caution and keep a safe distance. Never assume that every hazard will be marked by a buoy.

Regulatory Marker - Danger

Controlled Area

Circles indicate a controlled area such as “no wake”, “idle speed”, speed limit, or ski zone.

Regulatory Marker - Controlled Area

Exclusion Area

Crossed diamonds indicate areas off-limits to all boats such as swimming areas, dams, and spillways.

Regulatory Marker - Prohibited