1501:47-7-05 Great parks of Hamilton county.

General provisions:

(A) On any waters under the management authority of the Great parks of Hamilton county,

(1) No person shall willingly swim, bathe, or leave a vessel to enter the water in a manner contrary to posted regulations.

(2) Recreational floats, novelties, water toys, or any other floating apparatus not specifically designed to be used as a means of transportation on the water are prohibited.

(3) No person shall knowingly operate or permit the operation of any vessel at any time except during established public park visitation hours.

(B) No person shall operate or permit the operation of a class of vessel not specifically permitted as follows:

(1) Campbell lakes preserve:

Manually propelled vessels only.

(2) Winton Woods lake:

(a) Manually propelled vessels.

(b) Sailboats.

(c) Motorized vessels powered by not more than six horsepower.

(3) Miami Whitewater Forest lake:

(a) Manually propelled vessels.

(b) Sailboats.

(c) Motorized vessels powered by not more than four horsepower.

(4) Sharon Woods lake:

(a) Manually propelled vessels.

(b) Sailboats.

(c) Motorized vessels powered by not more than four horsepower.

(C) Permission to access any waterway under the management authority of the Great parks of Hamilton county may be revoked and all vessels required to vacate the waters when conditions are determined to be hazardous. Such conditions include but are not limited to: severe weather, high lake levels or flooding, or the presence of ice.

First responders, vessels owned or rented by the Great parks of Hamilton county conducting official government business, and other craft specifically authorized with written permission by the executive director of the Great parks of Hamilton county may be exempt from the provisions of this rule.

Replaces: 1501:47-7-05

Effective: 1/26/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/26/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1546.04
Rule Amplifies: 1547.61
Prior Effective Dates: 04/25/1974, 08/16/1984, 11/19/2000