Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
As a result of the ongoing boating concerns in Byram Cove, the following voluntary guidelines were drafted by representatives of homeowners, recreational boaters, anglers and lake businesses. They are being distributed through local businesses, clubs and organizations.
The intent, according to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, is to demonstrate that lake residents and lake users are capable of taking personal responsibility for their own boating activities and those of their guests without resorting to state-imposed regulations.
“Whether you are a homeowner, boater, angler, sailor, swimmer, kayaker, or any user of Lake Hopatcong, we all need to share the water. By working together to maintain a safe and healthy lake where each user respects the rights of others, we can avoid the need for more regulations and can equally enjoy Lake Hopatcong.
“A little consideration can go a long way toward avoiding misunderstandings and conflicts, which affect all of us who love Lake Hopatcong.”
Lake Hopatcong Guidelines:
Get more information on the lake and boating rules from the Lake Hopatcong Foundation.