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Boats on a waterway

Local jurisdictions may have additional boating laws, rules, or ordinances. The operator of any vessel is obligated to know the laws.

  • Local jurisdictions may include but are not limited to neighboring states; Ohio Division of Wildlife; Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and city, village, county, or township governments.
  • Local rules may include:
    • Horsepower or speed limits
    • Vessel type and size restrictions
    • Zoning restrictions or traffic patterns
    • Additional equipment requirements
    • Other general prohibitions