Permits are required for Fishing & Watercraft and are available for residents, as lakes are private.
Community Lake Use Rules and Regulations
The Lakes within The Islands Community are private lakes. Rules and Regulations are meant to protect residents and their guests. Please respect the rules for your benefit as well as your neighbors. –Your Board of Directors
- The lakes are not treated for swimming; therefore, swimming in The Islands’ lakes is strictly prohibited, except in the event of an emergency.
- A valid Islands’ fishing license shall be displayed at all times while fishing from land or on a boat on any of The Islands’ lakes.
- Fishing is by catch-and-release only. Please properly dispose of deceased fish, if necessary.
- Fishing lines cannot be unattended.
- Fish in The Islands lakes are not meant for human consumption.
When boating on The Islands lakes, do so at your own risk. The association is not responsible for any damage including but not limited to damage to boats, docks, etc.
- Boating is restricted to owners, residents and their guests.
- All watercraft operated on any of The Islands’ lakes must be registered with the Association, whether stored on or off the water. Registration stickers must be attached above the waterline on the side, front or back of the watercraft. Watercraft registration is non-transferable.
- Watercraft size shall not exceed twenty-one (21) feet in length and no more than nine (9) feet in width.
- It is recommended that watercraft owners and operators maintain public liability insurance covering water and boating hazards.
- Water vessels must use the supplied community dock ramps for entry to or exit from the lakes.
- Each property can have up to three watercrafts visible from lakefront property. Canoes and kayaks are the only permissible watercraft to be stored out of the water.
- Watercrafts shall be factory made by a reputable boat manufacturer and coast guard approved.
- 8. No internal combustion engines designed to propel watercraft shall be permitted to be mounted on or carried on any watercraft while in any of The Islands’ lakes (except for converted motors). Allowable propulsion systems for watercraft are limited to electric motors, sails, oars and paddles.
- Watercrafts shall not be tethered to the lake wall.
- Watercraft operated after dark shall show a white light visible from 360 degrees. Utmost caution is required to preserve safety and serenity. No loud music shall be permitted to be played or originate from any watercraft.
- Paddle boards (surf/boogie boards) are prohibited.
- Swimming pool type watercraft floats, inner tubes, wind sails and catamarans are prohibited.
- It is up to each individual Owner to ensure that his or her watercrafts is equipped with flotation sufficient to float craft and crew when awash.
- It is up to each individual Owner to ensure that safety approved preservers for each crew member and passenger are available on board all boats at all times, and that any and all other necessary safety precautions are implemented and observed. For health and safety reasons, individuals under eight (8) years of age and non-swimmers should wear life preservers while boating.
- Watercrafts shall be tethered so as not to encroach onto neighboring lakefront properties or impede navigation.
- Watercraft shall not be operated so near the shore of the lakes as to unnecessarily disturb the owners or residents or otherwise create a nuisance.