It's the Law

Additional things you should know:

  • Local town ordinances prohibit the transportation of Invasive Species into or out of Upper Saranac Lake.
  • No boating while impaired or intoxicated through the consumption of alcohol or drugs.
  • No water skiing or PWC operation between 1/2 hour before sunset and 1/2 hour after sunrise.
  • It is unlawful for any person to moor or fasten a vessel to or willfully damage a lawfully placed aid to navigation.
  • Intentional harassment of loons is illegal under both NYS Environmental Conservation Laws and the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
  • Nov. 1 - Apr. 30: Everyone on board must wear a life preserver.
  • Do not dump waste in the lake - WE DRINK THE WATER!

Boater Safety

Attention Motor Boater Operators!

A recent change to the New York State boating laws will require all boat operators to take and pass a state approved boating safety course. 

Attend a USLA offered course during the summer or Find A Course near you. 

The new law will gradually be phased in until all boaters of all ages have passed the boating course by 2025. You will be required to show a certificate that you have completed the course.