These are excerpts from City Code Sec. 93. For more information, see complete Rules and Regulations of Lake Gladewater. Copies are available at Gladewater City Hall, 519 E. Broadway.
SECTION 93.02 BOATING REGULATIONS
B. No person may operate any boat at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the conditions and hazards, actual and potential then existing, including weather and density of traffic, or greater than will permit him or her, in the exercise of reasonable care, to bring the boat to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead. In the boat docking area or inside the “No Wake” area, the operator of a boat shall control the speed of said boat as may be necessary to prevent the leaving of a wake behind said boat.
C. No person may operate a boat propelled in whole or in part by a motor fueled by gas, gasoline, diesel, or naphtha, unless the same is equipped with a muffler, underwater exhaust, or other device capable of adequately muffling the sound of the motor’s exhaust is at all times so muffled or suppressed as not to create excessive or unusual noise.
F. Outside of designated ski areas, it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor boat at a speed in excess of ten (10) miles per hour.
G. An annual fee of $20.00 shall be charged for use of City boat launching facilities by City Residents and $50.00 for Non-residents.
- Resident – $5.00
- Non-Resident – $7.50
- Day Permits – Fishing Only
SECTION 93.04 SWIMMING REGULATIONS
A. No person may swim in any public launch or docking area of Lake Gladewater. Swimming is limited to the marked area between the dam and city dock.
B. Swimming within Lake Gladewater, even in areas marked as being available for public swimming, shall be at the risk of the swimmer.
C. It is unlawful for glass containers to be used at the designated swim area.
SECTION 93.07 FISHING REGULATIONS
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to catch fish or any other edible aquatic produce from the waters of Lake Gladewater for pay or for the purpose of sale, barter, or exchange.
B. No person shall fish within two hundred feet of the City of Gladewater intake tower.
E. It shall be unlawful for any person to take, catch and retain more fish from Lake Gladewater in any one day in excess of the following:
- (5) Black Bass, minimum length 14″
- (25) White Perch, minimum length 10″
- (25) Catfish, minimum length 12″
G. Trotline tags identifying the name and address of the trotline owner shall be attached to each 300 feet of trotline or fractional part thereof which is placed in Lake Gladewater. Trotlines must be submerged; and if placed in ski areas, they must be firmly secured to the lake bottom at both ends. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Section 93.07H)
No free-floating trotlines may be placed within Lake Gladewater. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Section 93.07H)
SECTION 93.03 WATER SKI REGULATIONS
A. The ski area on Lake Gladewater starts 200 feet from the water intake tower and extends north to Phillips Spring Point; outer limits of the ski area shall extend not less than 150 feet from the water’s edge.
C. All boat traffic within the ski area shall proceed only in a counter-clock-wise direction.
D. Skiing shall be allowed daily from sun-up to sun-down, seven days a week, or until such time signal is given by the Lake Warden for clearance of the lake. The signal for clearance of the lake shall be a red light so placed that when it is activated it will be visible from the entire ski area.
F. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate boat towing a person or persons on water skis, aquaplane, or similar device, unless there is at least one person in addition to the driver in the boat while towing.
G. It is unlawful for any person to ski within the “No Wake” area.
I. Any person found by the Lake Warden, or his designated representative to be in violation of any lake regulations may be denied access to Lake Gladewater.
SECTION 10.99 GENERAL PENALTY
A violation of any term of this Ordinance by any person is declared to be a misdemeanor, and upon adjudication of guilt, shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00