Not this again.
Below I've pasted a couple of responses from last year concerning this topic.
The WA State restrictions state that you can't have a internal combustion engine installed
on a boat in certain bodies of water.
The King County restrictions state that you can't operate
an internal combustion engine on certain bodies of water. I imagine the King County restrictions were put in place for safety and/or noise concerns as many of the identified lakes are smaller in size.
If you fish in King County you will need to pay attention to both
the (1) WA State restrictions identified in the WA State Fishing Regulations and (2) the King County Code in order to identify all of the King County lakes that have some sort of internal combustion engine restriction. It should be noted that King County has posted signs concerning their restriction at the launch sites of the affected lakes.
Think of it like the different WA State, County & City restrictions concerning fireworks. Fun, fun, fun!
Have a safe and enjoyable 4th.
Rich McVey wrote:
ICSpots wrote:FYI - At least in the Seattle area, you will encounter two different groups of lakes that have internal combustion restrictions. The 1st group of lakes fall under the WA state restriction as identified by Rich above. The 2nd group of lakes fall under a King County restriction which differs from the WA state restriction. I don't have the King County regulation handy but I know Lake Dolloff in Federal Way has a sign at the launch which identifies the specific information. My understanding of the King County regulation is that you can't operate an internal combustion engine.
The bottom line is that it depends on which lake(s) you are talking about.
YUP. Heres the link to the regs:
12.44.790 Lake Dolloff restrictions. It is unlawful to use or operate any internal combustion engine on Lake Dolloff, legally defined as all the water of Lake Dolloff located within Section 10, Township 21 North, Range 4 East, W.M., in King County, Washington]
King County Boating regulations[/url]
Check out the "King County Code Section 12.44" document and search for the lake.