Goose Lake

Waterskiing/Tubing Safety

  1. No more than 2 boats pulling skiers/tubers should be in motion at one time. Take turns if it is crowded.
  2. All boats pulling skiers/tubers should take counter-clockwise loops around the oval around the main portion of the lake. Stay well away from the swimming area. Keep at least 50 feet from any other boaters.
  3. State law requires a spotter in the boat in addition to the boat driver, unless the boat has a wide-angle rear-view mirror which allows the driver to always have a clear view of the skier. (The rear view mirror exception was added to the statute in 2022).The spotter always should be watching the skier or tuber.
  4. All skiers/tubers should wear approved water ski vests.
  5. When skier/tuber falls, return immediately to that skier/tuber. Floating skiers /tubers are difficult to see by other boaters. When returning to skier, it is wise to keep the floating skier on the driver’s side of the boat so the driver’s vision of the floating person is never obscured. When retrieving a skier/tuber from the water, always turn off the engine.
  6. A fallen skier/tuber should always signal with a wave that he/she is OK. If no signal is given, the driver should assume that he/she may be injured or in need of immediate assistance.
  7. Sailboats have right of way over all other boats on the lake. Motorboats must give way to any non-motorized boat.
  8. Stay safe, be courteous to other boaters, and have a great time! 

Waterskiiing boat pulling an tube