The Lake is clearing up, both of the left-over debris from the Father’s Day weekend rain and from the murky water brought in by the rain. Since conditions have improved boating, skiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding and tubing are possible, but should still be approached with caution, since wayward pieces of debris could still appear. The LPA does not recommend operation of boats or jet skis, tubing, skiing, or wakeboarding by inexperienced operators, novices, or small children at this time, since there still could be some hazards that appear by wave or wind action.

The upper basin of the lake will be closed until at least July 3 due to large amounts of debris still in that area.

It’s always important to approach boating on the water with safety in mind, especially during this part of the summer–the peak boating season. Don’t take it for granted that the other guy will see you and be sure your observer has a clear view of tubers, skiers and wakeboarders. It might not hurt to recruit an extra pair of eyes to look out for stray debris.

The holiday fireworks organized by the Scheiring family and sponsored by many private donors and contributors, will be Saturday, July 6, at dusk from the traditional Shady Beach launch site. Boaters may watch the display from the water–but we remind you that the DNR requires that vessels on the water have their running lights on during the fireworks display.

Take care, be careful, and have a safe holiday