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Boating Regulations & Safety on the Lake

BOATING is a central part of the RDC experience. To ensure everyone’s safety there are many State and Camp rules that we all must follow. Below are RDC's Boating Rules and Regulations along with prominent state laws. We urge motorboat operators to review the complete N.H. State boating laws found in the booklet entitled "Boater's Guide" located in your guest manual or at either camp office.

Please operate your boats with care. CARELESS BOATING CAN BE DANGEROUS: There have been serious injuries resulting from careless boat operation on Squam. Please follow the rules. Boating can be:

  • DAMAGING: The drinking water quality of the Lake is threatened. The wave action of high speed boating causes shoreline erosion, disturbs people in sailboats, canoes and rowboats, and causes damage to boats attached to the docks.
  • DESTRUCTIVE: Wildlife habitat is threatened. The protection of loons has been an ongoing concern for the Lakes Region. High speed boating and persistent annoyance towards these birds are very dangerous to their survival.

Operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol is extremely dangerous and illegal. Please review the state rules for alcohol and boat operation. Remember to be a safe boater on Squam. Be aware of other boaters. Respect the surrounding environment, lake and wildlife. Do not pollute, disturb nests or use excessive speed on the lake. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.

ALL RDC GUESTS OPERATING A MOTORBOAT OR RENTING AN RDC WATERCRAFT OF ANY KIND MUST SIGN THE RDC BOATING AGREEMENT FORM AVAILABLE IN EITHER OFFICE OR FROM THE HARBORMASTER.

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