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Vessel operators should always be considerate of other vessel operators even when stopping to anchor or moor. Keep in mind that it is illegal to:

  • Operate any vessel in such a way that it will unnecessarily interfere with the safe navigation of other vessels on the waterway.
  • Anchor a vessel to a bridge, under a bridge or in a heavily traveled portion of a river or channel.
  • Moor or attach a vessel to a buoy (other than a mooring buoy), beacon, light, or any other navigational aid.
  • Move, displace, tamper with, damage, or destroy any navigational aid.

Illegal to Place without Permission

  • It is illegal to place on or near the waters of Utah any waterway marker, except a diver’s flag, without written authorization by Utah State Parks and Recreation or by an authorized federal agency.
  • It is illegal to place any permanent or anchored objects on the waters of Utah, which may be hazardous to navigation, without written authorization by Utah State Parks and Recreation or by an authorized federal agency.