Persons born after January 1, 1989 must possess a Boating Safety Certificate to operate a motor driven boat in Wisconsin. The only exceptions are:
1. A person born before January 1, 1989 is supervising the operation of the Boat.
2. The operator of the boat has a valid certificate from another state
3. The operator of the boat was born before January 1, 1989.
The information above applies to all boating types & applies regardless of the state of residency of the operator.
click for Whitewater/Rice Lake Rules and Ordinances
– There is a SLOW WAKE ordinance between the hours of 7 pm and 9 am Friday, Saturday, and holidays. Other days water skiing and boat wakes are permitted from 9:00 a.m. to sunset.
The following are courteous behaviors to prevent mishaps and anger among lake users as well as some state regulations:
Registration and Titling
Prohibited Methods of Operation
Personal Flotation Devices
Wisconsin PWC Law
New Pier Legislation
What to carry on board boat
Life Jacket for Each Person
First Aid Kit