Boat Launch

Boat Launch Fees

 

images (1) $100 Fine if boat launch fee is not paid at either Gate House or Drop Box. Daily pass or drop box receipt must be properly displayed in front window of vehicle.

 

Boat Launch Season Pass 5.16

(Click on Boat Launch Season Pass for daily and seasonal rates or to print a copy of the application)

Delavan Lake Boating and Launch Regulation

Boating Regulations

Delavan Lake Boating Regulations

  • Slow No Wake Zones
    • Entire waters of the Inlet and Outlets
    • West bay areas of the lake
    • 200 feet from shore around entire lake
  • Slow No Wake is speed at which boat moves as slowly as possible while still maintaining steering control
  • Slow No Wake is between sunset and sunrise
  • Ski in traffic lane only
    • Only two tow lines per boat
  • Only 1 person per tow line
  • No intoxicated persons on boat
  • Negligent water craft operations is prohibited
  • No Loitering
  • Boats shall comply with manufacturers rating for people and motors
  • No mooring or anchoring overnight without permit
  • No mooring or anchoring in swim area, public beaches or landings
  • No swimmers, snorkelers, or skin divers in traffic lane without a boat, life buoy, or able observer
  • Traffic lane is surface of lake 200 feet from shore
Boat Launch Regulations
  • How is the launch fee is set and calculated?

    • All launch rates are set by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
    • Rates are calculated by the number of services at the launch
      • Attendant
      • Restrooms
    • State tax is included in fee

Regulations

  • All Boats must be prepped and ready to launch when entering launch area
  • Prep boats in areas marked or designated by park personnel
  • Boat lot for trailer parking only, no cars/trucks without trailers
  • “Dock Master” will direct boaters on what ramp to use for launching and exiting the lake
    • If “Dock Master” is not present please follow pier signage
  • Launching: move you boat to the end of the pier to allow another boat to launch
  • Exiting: move you boat to the first orange post to allow another boat to exit
  • When “exiting” you must be at pier for trailer pickup; no moving off pier in the lake
  • No bait bathroom or boat rider tie ups on piers are allowed, “touch and go” for above
  • No fishing or swimming allowed off or near ramp piers
  • Maximum 10 minutes allowed at piers if mechanical problems
    • After this time period, boat must be removed from launch area
  • Inlet and Outlet are “NO WAKE ZONES”
  • Be sure to remove all weeds and zebra mussels from equipment, trailer and boat before leaving park
    • See “Clean Boats/Clean Waters” stands on outbound roadway
  • Place all bait waste in designated barrels

DELAVAN LAKE OFFERS OVER 2,000 ACRES OF SPECTACULAR FISHING

Bass
Blue Gill
Crappie
Muskie
Northern Pike
Perch
Walleye

Boat Launch Reconstruction

The boat launch was reconstructed in 2014 at a cost of approximately $150,000. A portion of the launch reconstruction was paid for by a grant from the DNR.

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