Local Restrictions on Personal Watercraft and/or Two-Stroke Engines
State law allows local public agencies to regulate boating in certain categories. Three of which are:
1. Speed Zone
2. Special-use Areas
3. Sanitation and Pollution Control
A special-use area is all or a portion of a waterway that is set aside for specified activities to the exclusion of other incompatible uses or activities. Below is a list of waterways with local personal watercraft (PWC) or two-stroke bans or restrictions.
NOTE: Many of these restrictions were passed because of conflicts between PWC and other boating activities, before the advent of the environmental issues with two-stroke engines. In addition, there are many other lakes (not listed here) where boating of one type or another has never been allowed.