1501:41-7-03 Swimming prohibited; exceptions.

(A) No person shall swim, bathe, dive, or wade from any watercraft, dock or raft facility, or from a shoreline of any state property other than that officially designated as a swimming area in any waters under the supervision and control of the division.

(B) At Grand lake St. Marys, lake Loramie, Indian lake, Buckeye lake, the Portage lake, Guilford lake and lake White, no person shall swim, dive, wade or bathe from any watercraft, or any shoreline of state property other that designated by the division as a public beach, or boat swimming area or swim, dive, wade, or bathe for a distance in excess of thirty feet from any shoreline of privately owned or leased state lands, except St. Marys where the allowable distance for swimming, diving, wading, or bathing from said shorelines shall not be in excess of one hundred feet, and except at Indian lake and Portage lake where the allowable distance for swimming, diving, wading, or bathing from said shorelines shall not be in excess of sixty feet. It shall be unlawful for any person to swim, dive, wade, or bathe from the shoreline of privately owned, leased, or state-owned lands, contiguous to any channel carrying heavy boat traffic on the lakes named in this paragraph.

(C) At lake Milton state park no person shall swim, dive, wade or bathe from any watercraft or any shoreline other than those areas designated by the division as a public beach or boat swimming area or more than sixty feet from the shoreline adjacent to any private dock.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/04/2005 and 03/01/2010

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1541.03

Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09

Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 10/18/82, 6/6/86, 4/14/89, 3/1/96