DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES  
LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION  
LOCAL SNOWMOBILE AND OFF ROAD VEHICLE CONTROLS  
(By authority conferred upon the director of the department of natural resources by  
section 82125 and 81132 of 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.82125 and 324.81132)  
R 257.1601 Lake Cadillac; Lake Mitchell; speed restriction.  
Rule 1. On the frozen surfaces of Lake Cadillac, sections 4, 5, and 6, T21N,  
R9W, and on the frozen surfaces of that part of Lake Mitchell within the boundary of  
the City of Cadillac, section 6, T21N, R9W, City of Cadillac, Wexford county, a  
person shall not operate a snowmobile at a speed greater than that necessary to  
maintain forward movement of the snowmobile when the snowmobile is being  
operated within 100 feet of any open water.  
History: 1995 AACS.  
R 257.1602 South Manistique Lake; snowmobile hours and speed restrictions.  
Rule 2. On the frozen surfaces of South Manistique Lake, section 18, T44N, R11W;  
and section 13, T44N R12W; Portage Township, Mackinac County, a person shall not  
operate a snowmobile at a speed greater than that necessary to maintain forward  
movement of the snowmobile when the snowmobile is being operated within 100 feet  
of any open water during the period of 1/2-hour after sunset to 1/2-hour before  
sunrise.  
History: 2006 AACS.  
R 257.1603 Kawkawlin River; snowmobile and off road vehicle speed  
restriction.  
Rule 3. On the frozen surfaces of the Kawkawlin River, sections 5 and 6, T14N,  
R5E; and sections 32 and 33, T15N, R5E; Bangor Township, Bay County, a person shall  
not operate a snowmobile or an off road vehicle at a speed greater than 45 miles per  
hour.  
History: 2006 AACS; 2008 AACS.  
R 257.1604 Bass lake; snowmobiles prohibited.  
Rule 4. On the frozen surface of Bass lake, section 16, T2N, R8E, Commerce township,  
Oakland county, it is unlawful to operate a snowmobile.  
History: 1979 AC; 2013 AACS.  
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