Number and Use of Docks


Zoning ordinances will limit the number of docks allowed and number of boats allowed for each waterfront parcel. The steering committee feels that each jurisdiction should determine what dock and boat standards are appropriate for their specific community.

Reasons for Recommendation

Reducing the number of docks and boat storage spaces around the lake improves congestion and aesthetic issues and can help protect water quality by limiting the opportunity for erosion and fuel and chemical pollution from increased boating activity.


6 of 10 Zoning Ordinances around the Lake currently meet or exceed this recommended standard – Boyne City, Bay Township, Evangeline Township, Eveline Township, Hayes Township, South Arm Township

Jurisdictions shaded green on the map below meet or exceed the recommended standard.