Make wearing life jackets a top priority for all ages when visiting the lake. Know and understand the differences between swimming in a pool and swimming in a lake. They're much different! Watch for steep drop offs, hidden objects below the surface, boat traffic and more. The best place to swim is at a designated swimming area. If you need help finding a place, give us a call!
Respect the limitations of everyone in your group - Swimming to an object in the lake, is often farther than it appears. Learn more about the 7 Deadly Swims.
Before your boating adventure, perform a safety check of your vessel. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the required equipment on board such as life jackets, a throwable device, certificate of number (state registration), fire extinguisher, visual distress signals, sound producing devices, and any additional items required by Federal and state laws (NC & VA). Check your engine, ventilation, backfire flame arrestor, electrical systems, and trailer before you go too!
Last, please wear a life jacket when on or near the water! Very good swimmers have drowned in the lakes you're planning to visit. If you've forgotten your life jackets, there are free loaner ones available.
Take care and be safe! Make wearing life jackets a new family tradition!