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All Commercial Marinas Across Montana Now Have No-Wake Zones

Recreation

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

All commercial marinas in Montana now have the ability to create no-wake zones near their facilities.

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission approved this new rule earlier this year. The regulation was enacted statewide following a request by the owner of the Fort Peck Marina on Fort Peck Reservoir to enact a no-wake zone to prevent waves from damaging docks and moored vessels during last year’s high water levels.

The new no-wake zones are clearly marked, and boat operators face potential misdemeanor citations for violations.

For more on boating laws in Montana, go to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov on the Recreation tab and select Rules and Regulations.