(a)  Regulated Area.  This Rule applies to Belews Lake in Forsyth, Rockingham and Stokes Counties.

(b)  Speed Limit.  No person shall operate a vessel at greater than no‑wake speed within 50 yards of any public boat launching ramp on the waters of Belews Lake in any of the counties listed in (a) of this Rule, or within 50 yards of any bridge crossing any portion of Belews Lake in Forsyth County, when such area has been marked as provided in (c) of this Rule.

(c)  Placement and Maintenance of Markers.  With regard to marking the restricted zones described in this Rule, markers may be placed and maintained by the boards of commissioners of Forsyth County, Rockingham County and Stokes County, or their designees, within their respective counties, in accordance with the uniform system and the following additional requirements.  All markers warning of a no‑wake speed zone must be buoys or floating signs placed in the water at a distance of not greater than 50 yards from the protected facility.  The markers must be sufficient in number and size as to give adequate warning of the restriction to the vessels approaching from various directions.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 75A‑3; 75A‑15;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1976;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 6, 2016.