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New 700 ft Setback Requirements for Enhanced Boat Wakes

A new enhanced boat wake ordinance became effective on November 12, 2018. To view the ordinance click here. The essential elements are as follows:

“No person shall operate a motorboat … on the waters within the Town of Bass Lake, Sawyer County in a manner to enhance an elevated wake for over 50 feet in length closer than 700 feet from any shoreline, dock, pier, raft or other restricted area(s) within the Town of Bass Lake, Sawyer County. An elevated wake is a trail of disturbed water left by the passage of a watercraft in excess of 24 inches. Such prohibited operation shall apply to wake enhancement watercraft by the use of ballast, mechanical hydrofoil(s), uneven loading or operation at transition speed. Transition speed means the speed at which the boat is operating at greater than slow-no-wake speed, but not fast enough so the boat is planning.”

A higher resolution map is provided  here .

A higher resolution map is provided here.