Boating

Hazards to Navigation

Often times, boating hazards may not be what you think. They can include:

  • Piers
  • Floating Docks / Swim Platforms
  • Fixed Platforms / Boat Lifts
  • Shoreline Docks exceeding 75 ft. from shore
  • Mooring Buoys
  • Scientific / Research related devices
  • Navigational Aids / Regulatory Markers
  • Utility and/or Irrigation Piping

Remember to check the rules before placing anything in the water

Placement of Waterway Markers (R651-204-1):
No person shall place on or near the waters of this state any waterway marker, except a divers flag, without written authorization by a federal agency operating within federal authority or by the Division of Parks and Recreation.

Hazards to Navigation (R651-204-2):
No person shall place any permanent or anchored objects on the waters of this state without written authorization by a federal agency operating within federal authority or by the Division of Parks and Recreation.

To comply with this requirement, those placing waterway markers or permanent/anchored objects must complete an application prior.

General Statewide Application
BEAR LAKE ONLY APPLICATION!