Safety and Regulations 

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From Chief Jensen:

East Troy Municipal Code

Safety in the Summer

Whether you ski, fish, swim, kayak, wakeboard or just cruise around, please respect the lake environs and other users. Read our boating laws and ordinances that are in place to keep everyone safe.

Wisconsin Boating–Required Equipment Checklist

Be Safe on the Ice in Winter

A frozen lake may look solid, but it is fraught with danger. Here are some articles and videos that highlight the precautions to take, equipment to carry, and how to survive in an emergency situation.

5 Tips for Staying Safe While Ice Fishing

This article includes recommendations of 5 things to remember when ice fishing.

These tips are from ArgosGirl who is a Blogger, Aquatic Ecologist, Volunteer, and obsessed with all things fish.

Safety on the Hard Water
This article covers what falling into icy water is like, how it affects your body and tips on how to survive. The demonstration is done by Adam Walton who is the owner of Pike Pole Fishing Guide Service, located in Southern Wisconsin.

 
 

Ice Fishing Safety Tips

The Fisherman Magazine’s Rick Seifert discusses safety out on the ice.

 
 

PIER Rules

Before you put in a pier…

consult the WI DNR Pier Planner AND the Town of East Troy, and Walworth County for applicable ordinances.

From the Pier Planner:

RESPONSIBLE PARTIES

“Friends, neighbors or a contractor may assist with installation and maintenance, but owners are responsible for following requirements, obtaining any necessary permits, and for maintenance after construction.”

For more on Pier Regulations go here.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

To find the latest information regarding your lake property, pier ordinances, permits, etc. visit the following websites:

TOWN OF EAST TROY

LAKE BEULAH MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

WALWORTH COUNTY

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES