Boating on the lake is in
accordance with Oklahoma boating laws and Corps of
Engineers regulations. Regulations governing operational
requirements of boats may be obtained from the Eufaula
Project Office near the dam. Operate your boat in a
ontrolled safe manner at all times.
Sudden swift rises may
occur when water is being released for power. A horn will
sound when water releases begin and red lights will blink
during the time water is being released. Heed the
warning. Eufaula lake has numerous hazards. Be especially
careful for submerged stumps, logs, fences, and other
obstructions particularly in shallow water and along the
Before Getting Underway
- Take a safe boating
- Put on your life
jacket and leave your alcohol behind.
- Check the weather
- File a float plan
with a friend.
- Check your boat for
all required safety equipment.
- Check your electrical
system and fuel system for gas fumes.
- Follow manufacturers
suggested procedures before starting up.
- Carry a navigation
chart and know your waterway.
- Follow the navigation
rules of the road, buoys and other aids to
(the ugly facts)
Never dive into lakes and rivers.
Every year in diving accidents more than 8,000 people
suffer paralyzing spinal cord injuries and another 5,000
die before they reach the hospital. It's all fun 'n games
until someone bites it.