Except for an authorized patrol vessel, an individual may not use a siren on a vessel.
An individual may not have or use a houseboat on the waters of the lake.
An individual may not deposit or cause to be deposited garbage, sewage, waste of any kind, food stuff, paper, or other litter in the waters of Deep Creek Lake.
An individual may not operate a vessel with an installed marine sanitation device capable of discharging treated or untreated sewage into the waters of the lake.
The Department shall position buoys on the lake to mark hazards and public swimming areas. An individual may not operate a vessel inshore from a buoy which designates a public swimming area.
Only Penelec may position buoys associated with the operation of the dam, intake, and spillway.
An individual may not:
Operate on the lake a vessel which is towing another individual who is attached to a parachute or other device which causes that individual to become airborne;
Be towed by a vessel while attached to a parachute or other device which causes that individual to become airborne.
Personal Watercraft and Air-Cushioned Vessels. Except for vessels owned and operated by the State or local government, an individual may not operate a personal watercraft or air-cushioned vessel on the lake from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on:
- The Saturday, Sunday, and holiday of Memorial Day weekend; and
- The Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from July 1 through Labor Day.
Maryland Boating Education Law
Anyone operating a motorized vessel in the state of Maryland born on or after July 1, 1972, must possess a NASBLA approved certificate of boating safety education. To find a boating course in your area, call 410-643-8502 or check online at dnr.maryland.gov/boating.