Indian River, with its location in the heart of the Inland Waterway, is a mecca for boaters. In the coming days we will be adding maps, photos, and additional information regarding boating in the Indian River area.

Boating Safety

When enjoying all that Michigan's lakes have to offer, please remember to keep yourself and everyone in your party safe! According to the DNR, personal watercraft constitute only 5 percent of the watercraft on Michigan's lakes, but are involved in nearly half of all water accidents. Alcohol usage is one of the leading causes of accidents, both on the road and in the water. And remember that Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices are required in all boats while the boat is in use. All boats less than 16 feet must be equipped with one approved PFD for each person on board. Personal watercraft cannot be operated from 1 hour before sunset to 8 am. Be sure to stay 150 feet or more behind another vessel, and stay 200 feet from shoreline unless you are traveling at slow no-wake speed. If you would like more information, contact the DNR. You may also wish to take a boating safety course. Contact the Marine Division of your local Sheriff's Department for info.


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