Keyhole or Funneling standards


Zoning ordinances will specifically prohibit or limit keyhole or funneling practices.

Reasons for Recommendation

Keyhole or funneling practices can greatly increase the number of docks and motorized watercraft on the lake, increase runoff and pollution, and increase shoreline erosion. By limiting the number of motorized boats that are able to be docked on individual waterfront parcels, water quality can be protected by reducing the potential for fuel and chemical spills. Additionally, congestion and aesthetic issues are reduced when keyholing/funneling is prevented.


3 of 10 Zoning Ordinances around the Lake currently meet or exceed this recommended standard – Eveline Township, Hayes Township, South Arm Township

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