No Wake Zone
With boating season upon us, don’t forget that several No Wake Zones throughout Western Pennsylvania are now in effect. Here is a run down of the local No Wake Regulations:
At the Point in Pittsburgh
Boats are limited to slow no wake from the Fort Pitt Bridge over the Monongahela River and the 9th Street Bridge over the Allegheny River to the West End Bridge over the Ohio River. This zone shall be in effect on weekends from May 1 to October 1 from 3 p.m. Friday until midnight Sunday and from 3 p.m. on the day preceding Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day until midnight of the holiday.
Boats are limited to slow no wake from Miles 12.8 to Lock and Dam Number 2 at Mile 14.5 in the back channel of Twelve and Fourteen Mile Islands.
The area behind Nine Mile Island, Mile 10.0 to Mile 10.4 is a designated ski zone. Boats not actively engaged in towing water skiers are limited to slow no wake.
Water skiing is prohibited from the Glassport Bridge (Mile 19.4) to the Union Railroad Bridge (Mile 21.1) at Clairton.
Boats are limited to slow no wake from the mouth of the Youghiogheny River to the McKeesport Access Area, a distance of about 200 yards.
Ten Mile Creek
It is unlawful to operate a boat in excess of slow no wake.
Boats are limited to slow no wake from the mouth upstream to Mile 2.3.
In addition to these regulated areas, please keep in mind all boaters are responsible for their wake and any damage that may be caused by it. BoatPittsburgh.com asks that all boaters be courteous.
PA Fish & Boat Commission Website
May 7, 2008
If any of this information needs corrected please e-mail us.