Lake Rules

These rules and regulations are provided to insure the safety of all visitors at Arcadia Lake. We hope you enjoy your stay!

Lake Rules and Regulations

  • All annual passes for vehicles and watercraft are to be affixed to the vehicle or watercraft and are not transferable to other vehicles or watercraft.
  • All pets must be penned, caged, or kept on a leash no longer than six feet.
  • All vehicles must be street legal to be operated in the park area.
  • Camping is permitted only on the numbered sites in designated areas.
  • Check out time for campers is 5:00 pm.
  • Diving is prohibited.
  • Drivers must obey speed limit and warning signs.
  • Fires are allowed only in designated areas. All campsites have a fire ring.
  • Firearms, fireworks, BB guns, air rifles, and explosives are prohibited.
  • Glass containers are prohibited.
  • Persons under age 13 must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device of proper size and fit when in the water.
  • Pets are prohibited in swimming areas, beaches, and playgrounds.
  • Seining, cast netting, and trawling is not allowed within 150 feet of any dock, walkway, or any structure that floats or protrudes from the shoreline out into the water of Arcadia Lake.
  • Skiing is allowed only in designated areas.
  • Swim beaches will close at sunset and re-open at sunrise.
  • Swimming is allowed anywhere within 50 feet of the shore or a vessel as long as it is not within 150 feet of any dock or ramp.
  • Vehicles must remain on paved surfaces at all times and may be parked only in designated areas.
  • Watercraft may be carried to the shore or may be launched from designated areas.
  • Jug lines are allowed from the first of November to the last day of February. No jug lines will be allowed from the first day of March to the last day of October.

Trail Rules and Regulations

  • All trails are open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.
  • Each person must pay the appropriate entry fee.
  • No pedestrians or bicycles allowed on the equestrian trail.
  • No motorized vehicles are allowed on ANY trail.
  • No fires allowed on any trail.
  • No littering
  • Stay on designated trail at all times.
  • Park vehicles and horse trailers in designated areas provided by the park officials.
  • Do not disturb wildlife or livestock.
  • Yield the right of way to other non-motorized recreationists.
  • Use caution when overtaking others - make your presence known well in advance.