GOLF CARTS, ATV’S, & OTRV’s

SECTION 10, GOLF CARTS, ATV’S (All-Terrain Vehicle) and OTRV’s (Over the Road Vehicle). (changed 2016)

A. Other than daylight hours, the golf cart, ATV or OTRV must have and use lights, front and rear, red brake lights and turn signals.

B. The golf cart, ATV or OTRV must observe all traffic laws on the roads.

C. The driver must be of legal age and show proof of driver’s license, if requested by a Security Officer.

D. The golf cart, ATV or OTRV will not be allowed to carry more than it has seats for. (No standing or more than three (3) passengers in a bench seat).

E. The golf cart, ATV or OTRV Must be driven on the right side of the roads and move over when other vehicles need to pass.

F. Three (3) inch high lot numbers are required on front and rear of the golf cart, ATV or OTRV.

G. Golf carts, ATV’s and OTRV’s are only permitted to be driven on roadways and are not to be driven through members property or on unpaved/un-graveled association property that is not owned by the driver or owner of said vehicle.

Fishing

SECTION 8. FISHING. Missouri State Fishing License is required by law in addition to the following restrictions:

A. Fishermen, who are not Members, must be accompanied by a Member or have a guest card.

B. No live fish may be used as bait. Minnows are permitted; however, any species of goldfish, koi or carp are not allowed. (changed 2017)

C. Fish may be taken by rod, pole or line with not more than three (3) rods, poles or lines per person and not more than three (3) hooks per rod, pole or line. Any other method such as jug, trout line, throw line baiting of lake, etc., is not allowed.

D. Daily creel limit shall be as provided by the Wildlife Code of Missouri.

E. As a safety measure, to provide a safety zone for protection of persons (especially children) that are swimming, diving or floating around or off a lakefront private dock, it is essential that fishermen shall not anchor or park their boats any closer than twenty-five (25) feet to the dock.

Indian Hills fishing Regulations and Limits

 To protect our investment in this fishery we have made some changes to the length limits on largemouth bass. Please make sure you are following the new regulations.

  • Indian Hills fishing regulations
  • BASS SIX (6) *Over 10” (Slot Limit) * Under 12”
  • Largemouth bass under 10 inches & over 12 inches must be released unharmed
  • CRAPPIE (15) *OVER 9”
  • BLUE GILL (20) * OVER 6” (ALL SPECIES OF)
  • CHANNEL/Flathead CAT (10)* OVER 15”

WATERCRAFT RULES & REGULATIONS

Operation of Boats

  • No one under the age of 14 shall operate any motorized watercraft.  Proof of age may be requested by Water Patrol
  • All watercraft, except sailboats, must travel counter-clockwise at all times
  • All coves are considered “No Wake” zones
  • Travel counter-clockwise at all times, except when picking up a fallen person
  • Recommend following all Missouri Water Patrol Rules

Speed Limit

  • Boating speed limit 40 mph
  • No Wake Time Memorial Day through Labor Day: 7 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • No Wake Time After Labor Day: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Required Items

  • Must have a Coast Guard Approved life jacket for each person
  • PWC drivers and passengers must wear Coast Guard Approved life jacket at all times
  • Watercraft operating after dark must have proper running lights

SKI, TUBE and Wakeboard Safety

  • Boats pulling skiers, tubes, wakeboards, etc. must be equipped with a rear-view mirror or have at least (2) occupants
  • No more than three (3) skiers or wake board riders and no more tubers than the rated capacity for such tube
  • A rectangular orange or red flag, at least 12 inches x 12 inches, must be displayed when the person is in the water before or after being towed. The flag should not be displayed while the motorboat is engaged in towing but should be displayed again when the towed person enters the water. PWC and moored or anchored motorboats are exempt from this requirement.  Wake surfing is prohibited
  • All tow ropes must be 50’ long

DOCKS & BOAT LIFTS

Dock & Boat Lift Requirements

PRIVATE DOCKS. Members shall affix their lot numbers in three inch (3”) high numbers to their docks facing the lake and easily visible to the Water Patrol. Members are responsible for keeping their docks in a safe and secure manner. If, in the opinion of the Board, a violation is observed, the owner will be given thirty (30) days’ notice to correct this problem. If the violation is not corrected after the notification period, then a citation will be issued and additional citations will be issued every thirty (30) days thereafter pending further action by the Board. Also, the maximum length of the dock into the lake as measured from the Normal High-Water Line (identified as full pool at the outlet structure) shall be no greater than thirty-six (36) feet. There must be a one hundred (100) foot clearance between the end of the dock to the opposite shore line and edge of the dock must be a minimum of ten (10) feet from the adjacent side property line.

BOAT/TRAILER PARKING AT ILPOA DOCKS AND LAUNCHING AREAS.

  1. Watercraft and other vehicles must be properly parked to allow access to the launching ramps
  2. Parking will be limited to a daily basis for those intending to launch their boat or other watercraft and remove them the same day.
  3. The area is not available for winter storage.
  4. The parking area immediately to the north of the Marina is limited to Members only and may not be used for boat repair or boats awaiting service at the boat repair shop.
  5. Day Use Docks. Members in good standing may park at designated ILPOA Day Use Docks (5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) on a first come, first serve basis. ILPOA Day Use Docks are subject to one (1) motorized boat per Member. Non-motorized boats, sailboats and paddle boats are not allowed to be parked at ILPOA Day Use Docks. ILPOA Day Use Dock spaces cannot be reserved. The slip closest to the ramp at each of the ILPOA Docks will be reserved for boat launching and boat take out only and will have a maximum time usage of fifteen (15) minutes. Any boat left in a Day Use space after 10:00 p.m. shall be subject to a twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per day dock rental fee.
  6. Lease of ILPOA Docks. The Board of Directors shall lease selected ILPOA Dock Space to Members by use of an annual lottery. No more than sixty percent (60%) of the available ILPOA dock spaces shall be leased and the remainder shall be ILPOA Day Use Docks except for two (2) spaces in Cove Number One for use by the ILPOA Water Patrol Boats.
  7. The Board of Directors shall establish the Lottery System and all necessary policies and procedures at the Board of Directors meeting held in January of each year. (Example: The first name drawn will choose the first dock space, etc.) This system, along with applicable deadlines for Members to submit their name to be considered in the lottery, the date of the lottery drawing and the deadline for successful Members to select their dock will be published in the January and February Smoke Signal.
  8. Leasing of the docks shall commence on April 1st until March 31st of the following year
  9. Collection of Fees: The fee shall be the same as the Marina charges. All annual dock lease fees collected by ILPOA shall be used for either dock maintenance or for new dock construction in that order. Any monies left at the end of each fiscal year shall be placed in the Lake Dredging Fund.

No fires allowed for cooking or other purposes at the ILPOA dock areas.

NO WAKE ZONES

  • NO WAKE ZONES: All coves are considered “No Wake” zones for that area marked by ILPOA buoys located at the entrance to the cove(s).
  • COVE BUOYS. No wake buoys are located at the entrance to all coves except Cove Eight (8) and Members shall maintain minimum speed in order to create “no wake” while leaving or entering a cove.
  • SPEED LIMIT. Boating speed limit of forty miles per hour (40 mph) will be from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting the first Tuesday after Labor Day through the Thursday proceeding Memorial Day. Other times, the speed shall be a maximum of five miles per hour (5 mph) with minimum wake.
  • When the spillway is closed a “NO WAKE” shall be put in effect. (added 2015)

GENERAL SAFETY & NAVIGATION

  • A. COMMUNITY BEACH
    • A swimming area is buoyed off in front of Community Hall. It is for the convenience of Members and their guests.
    • Put all rubbish, etc., in refuse cans on beach area. NO GLASS CONTAINERS PERMITTED ON BEACH—Plastic and aluminum cans only.
    • Dogs are forbidden on any part of the beach.
    • Attaching lines or mooring boats to buoys or chains in swimming area is prohibited.
  • B. PRIVATE SWIMMING AREAS
    • No Member shall designate a “private swimming area” by means of buoys or other floating devices.
    • Members shall not leave non-motorized floating apparatus such as inner tubes, trampolines, slides or other recreational floating device in the lake overnight.
  • C. OTHER AREAS INCLUDING PRIVATE DOCKS AND COVES
    • All swimmers must stay within fifty (50) feet of the shoreline.
    • Swimming off of an “anchored boat” is permitted in any cove inside the “No Wake” buoys. Where practical in a cove, swimming should be between the “anchored boat” and the shore for safety reasons.
  • D. RIGHT OF WAY PRIORITY. Boating Right of Way shall be in the following order:
    • Sailboats, Paddle Boards and Water Bikes.
    • Rowboats
    • Canoes
    • Paddleboats
    • Motorized boats other than Personal Water Craft.
    • Personal Water Craft (PWC’s). Boats must proceed at slow minimal wake speed within one hundred (100) feet of the non-motorized boats, swimmers, fishermen and docks. E. DISTRESS. Please help anyone in distress or notify the Water Patrol Boat/Security

SPEED LIMITS & HOURS OF OPERATION

  • SPEED LIMIT. Boating speed limit of forty miles per hour (40 mph) will be from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting the first Tuesday after Labor Day through the Thursday proceeding Memorial Day. Other times, the speed shall be a maximum of five miles per hour (5 mph) with minimum wake.
  • When the spillway is closed a “NO WAKE” shall be put in effect. (added 2015)