Slow, No Wake Order to be Discontinued for Lake Mendota

October 29, 2019
John Reimer, (608) 224-3730
County Executive

Dane County is lifting its slow, no wake order on Lake Mendota. The order will be rescinded effective 12:00PM on Wednesday, October 30.

Lake Mendota had been under a slow, no wake order since October 3 due to heavy rains. Recent drier weather has helped lake levels decline.

Slow, no wake orders remain in effect for lakes Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa—which the Dane County Sheriff's Office is continuing to enforce.

Boaters are reminded that all lakes in the Yahara Chain have permanent, year-round 200-feet from shore slow, no wake restrictions.

Navigational and hazard buoys have been removed from all lakes for the winter. Please use caution when using waterways.


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