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Watercraft Rules
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Public boat launch at Crystal Lake

Below is summary of City ordinances related to boating on lakes and ponds. It is your responsibility to review the full City Code to make sure that you are in compliance.

Crystal Lake
Ordinance 8-10: Crystal Lake Water Surface Management Ordinance

  • Lake traffic should travel in counter-clockwise directions
  • Maximum watercraft speed from 9 a.m. to sunset: 40 MPH
  • Maximum watercraft speed from sunset to 9 a.m.: 15 MPH
  • Maximum watercraft speed in Slow-No Wake Zones:  5 MPH
  • Slow-No Wake Zones include: Maple Island Bay; Buck Hill Bay; 150 feet within shore (excludes Pik Nik Island); entire lake during high water conditions



Lac Lavon
Ordinance 8-9: Lac Lavon Motorized Vehicle Ordinance

  • No motorboats or motorized vehicles (includes cars, trucks, snowmobiles, ATVs, etc.) allowed on lake
  • During daytime hours (5 a.m. – 10 p.m.), motorboats and motorized vehicles powered by electric motors are allowed if they don’t create excessive noise

 

Keller Lake
Ordinance 8-11: Water Surface Management for Keller Lake

  • No motorized vehicles allowed (includes cars, trucks, snowmobiles, ATVs, etc.)
  • Watercraft with a 5 horsepower engine or smaller are allowed during daytime hours (5 a.m.-10 p.m.)
  • No boating at night (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.)
  • No remote control boats with internal combustion engines



Other Small Lakes & Ponds
Ordinance 8-12:  Water Surface Management for Small Lakes and Ponds

  • Small lakes and ponds include any lake or pond totally in Burnsville which is 65 acres or less in size.
  • No motorboats or motorized vehicles (includes cars, trucks, snowmobiles, ATVs, etc.) powered by internal combustion engines
  • During daytime hours (5 a.m. – 10 p.m.), motorboats and motorized vehicles powered by electric motors are allowed if they don’t create excessive noise
  • No boating at night (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.)
  • Sunset Pond: No electric trolling motors allowed
  • Sunset Pond: To protect waterfowl nesting areas, no boating at all is allowed on the southern half of the lake (marked by buoys or signs)


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