COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Watercraft will conduct a public hearing on January 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fayette Opera House located at 105 East Main Street in the Fulton County village of Fayette to discuss a proposed rule change at Harrison Lake in Fulton County.
The current rule, which is proposed to be rescinded, permits the use of hand-powered boats and those boats that are operated by electric motors only on the 105-acre state park lake. The proposed rule change will allow the use of powerboats operating at no-wake speed on Harrison Lake located near the village of Fayette in northwest Ohio’s Fulton County.
The public hearing allows any person affected by the proposed boating rule change to appear and be heard in person, by an attorney, or by both, and may present oral or written testimony concerning the proposed rule change.
Electronic copies of the proposed boating rule change are available online from the Ohio Legislative Service Commission at www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/
. A printed copy of the proposed rule change also may be obtained from the Division of Watercraft by calling 614-265-6500.
Harrison Lake was formed in 1941 and is the central attraction of Harrison Lake State Park, which was established in 1950. The lake features one boat launch ramp and offers fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, carp and channel catfish in addition to other recreation. The lake and state park are located approximately 50 miles west of Toledo.
The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com
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For more information, contact:
Deb Green, ODNR Division of Watercraft
614. 265. 6500
Jim O’Brien, ODNR Division of Parks & Recreation
419. 237. 2593
Jason Fallon, ODNR Office of Communications
614. 265. 6842