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Big Shag Lake

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1 mi NW of Princeton
A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all trailerable watercraft (minimum of 2.5 - 3 feet deep at a distance of 20 feet from shore). The site is signed.
Toilet available.
15 parking spaces available at the access site.
180 water acres.
Site closed 11PM to 4AM.
Operated by Van Riper State Park.
BIG SHAG LAKE - R281.752.1 - Hours for high-speed boating and water skiing.
1. On the waters of Big Shag lake, sections 25, 26 and 36, town 45 north, range 26 west, township of Forsyth, county of Marquette, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat, during the period from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. of the following day, shall: (a) Operate such motorboat at high speed, which means a speed at or above which a motorboat reaches a planing condition.
(b) Have in tow, or otherwise assist in the propulsion of, a person on water skis, water sled, surfboard, or other similar contrivance.
History: Eff. May 18, 1970
BIG SHAG LAKE, PORTION - R281.752.2 - Slow--no wake speed.
2. On those waters of Big Shag lake lying between a line from the northwest corner of government lot no. 4 running southwest to the opposite shore and a line 500 feet south therefrom and running from the most easterly to the west shore of the lake, section 25, town 45 north, range 26 west, township of Forsyth, county of Marquette, state of Michigan, no operator of any motorboat shall exceed a slow--no wake speed, which means a very slow speed whereby the wake or wash created by the motorboat would be minimal.
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