Quality of LIfe Survey Link: Click here www.otsego.org/qol/
Otsego County Historical Society. Click here for a link to facts about Otsego Lake: www.otsego.org/ochs

Beach Monitoring

Health Department of Northwest Michigan
Michigan Deparment of Environmental Quality

Otsego Lake Rescue

For Emergencies on or near Otsege Lake CALL 911 immediately!

Animal Control 989-705-7632

DNR 989-732-3541

Gaylord City Offices 989-732-4060

BOATER SAFETY CLASS NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE:

Who Needs to Take Boater Safety?

Michigan conservation officers and Michigan county sheriffs encourage all persons operating boats in Michigan to enroll in a boating safety course.
Find out more information about boating in Michigan.

The Handbook of Michigan Boating Laws and Responsibilities

Michigan now offers two online boating safety classes and Exam:
BoatEd.com and BoaterExam.com

WHO MAY OPERATE A PWC?

Those at least 16 years of age and born after Dec 31, 1978 may operate a PWC legally only if they gave obtained a

boating safety certificate. Those less than 14 years of age may not legally operate a PWC. Those 14 and 15 year olds

may operate a PWC legally only if 1) they have obtained a boating safety certificate and 2) Accompanied on board by

his/her parent or legal guardian or a per- son 21 years old who has been designated by parent or guardian He/she is

operating or riding the PWC at a distance of not more that 100 feet from his/her parent or guardian

WHO MAY OPERATE A BOAT?

Those less than 12 years of age: Boat powered by a motor of no more that 6 HP legally without restrictions. May

operate a boat powered by a motor of more that 6 hp but no more that 35 hp only if they have been issued a boating

safety certificate and have it on board the boat and are directly supervised on boat by a person at least 16 years of age.

May not operate a boat powered by a motor of more than 35 HP legally under any circumstances.