Boat moorings are a limited resource. This is due to DNR regulations. We wish it were not the case but that’s life in the big city or on Wisconsin waterfront as the case may be.

To deal with the limited number of boat moorings available Camp created a set of rules to allow for equitable use of the moorings.  The complete rules are here and if you are a cottage owner you should read and print out these rules. Understanding Camp terminology, A Primary mooring is the single mooring spot allocated to an individual Cottage Owner.  Secondary mooring is any of the moorings allocated to cottage and mobile home owners.

A simplified version of the rules is below to help people understand the most important rules.  As always if there are differences between the actual rules and the simplified version, the actual rules will apply.  Cottage and Mobile Home owners should only rely on the actual rules.

Simplified Dock Rules and Procedures

Every cottage owner gets one primary mooring to park their boat which must be owned by the cottage owner.

Moorings are for cottage owners or mobile home owners. This means you can not rent your mooring space to friends or the general public. However cottage owners not using their primary mooring are encouraged to rent their primary mooring directly to a mobile home owner.

Cottage owners and mobile home owners may request a secondary mooring but a cottage owner may not have a secondary mooring when:

– they are leasing out their cottage (see full rules for details)

– they lease out their primary mooring spot

– they don’t use the secondary mooring on a regular basis

– they don’t own the boats parked in their primary and secondary spots

Mobile home owners must also show personal ownership of the boat being moored.

If you rent your cottage the only boat on your dock is one boat that your tenant uses.

A secondary mooring may not used for canoes or paddle-boats. Those should be onshore when not in use.

Requests for secondary moorings and payment of the same should be postmarked by March 31.  Find the boat mooring form here.

A secondary mooring is good for the entire season.

If secondary mooring requests exceed supply a lottery will be held (see full rules)

Any dock fee prepayment is refunded to lottery losers.

Currently it is assumed that if you used a secondary mooring last year, you want one for the next year. If you decide you will not be requesting a secondary mooring please let the dock committee chair know before March 31th.

If you used a secondary mooring last year, you are encouraged to pay the current year with your assessment fees. You must pay before you moor your boat at the dock and if you haven’t paid by Memorial day the committee may consider reassigning the mooring spot as needed, per rule 8.

The secondary mooring cost for 2021 is $350 if moored on your own dock and $650 if it is moored on any other dock.

If necessary, a cottage owner may be required to allow a secondary mooring on their dock, however we always prefer and search for volunteers before we would take that step.

Parking an unauthorized boat is serious violation as Camp is very committed to following the DNR permitted mooring limit. Fines are $150 a day for mooring a boat that is not allowed within the rules.