Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.
The operation of motor vehicles within the Lake Meredith Recreation Area is prohibited outside of established public roads, parking areas, except within the cutbanks of Blue Creek, comprising about 275 acres, and except below the 3,000 ft. contour on the following described lands, being known as the Rosita Area on the Canadian River flood plain:
Beginning at property corner 191 at coordinates 536,112.90N and 1,894,857.49E thence in a straight line S05°14′47″ E, 3349.09 ft. to property corner 192, thence in a straight line N85°03′12″ E, 6999.38 ft., to property corner 193, thence in a straight line N58°29′53″ E, 3737.77 ft., to property corner 194, thence in a straight line N51°20′25″ E, 1457.45 ft., to property corner 195, thence in a straight line S74°40′44″ E, 4064.61 ft., to property corner 196, thence in a straight line N79°59′22″ E, 3118.40 ft. to property corner 197A, thence in a northeasterly direction to property corner 200, thence in a straight line N56°24′11″ E, 1073.57 ft., to property corner 201, thence in a straight line S80°04′22″ E, 2684.69 ft., to property corner 202, thence in a straight line N69°21′31″ E, 2974.09 ft. to property corner 203, thence in a straight line S37°59′16″ E, 1538.83 ft., to property corner 204, thence in a straight line N28°36′59″ E, 744.10 ft., to property corner 205, thence in a straight line N00°19′04″ E, 1136.41 ft., to property corner 206, thence in a westerly direction to property corner 181, thence in a straight line S89°51′52″ W, 1434.80 ft. to property corner 182, thence in a straight line N75°53′25″ W, 4267.11 ft., to property corner 183, thence in a straight line S76°16′20″ W, 3835.45 ft., to property corner 184, thence in a westerly direction to property corner 189, thence in a straight line S71°35′59″ W, 2901.46 ft., to property corner 190, thence in a straight line S78°24′18″ W, 6506.70 ft. to the point of beginning as shown on Bureau of Reclamation drawing number 662-525-1431 dated July 9, 1965, such Rosita Area comprising about 1,500 acres.
The operator and each passenger of a motorcycle shall wear a safety helmet while riding on a motorcycle in an off-road area designated in paragraph (a) of this section.
The use of devices designed to carry persons through the air in powerless flight is allowed except in locations designated as closed to this activity. The superintendent may designate times and locations where such activity is allowed only under the terms and conditions of a permit.
Unless otherwise designated, fishing in a manner authorized under applicable State law is allowed.
Hunting is allowed at times and locations designated as open for hunting.
Trapping is allowed at times and locations designated as open for trapping.
Personal watercraft (PWC).
PWC may operate on Lake Meredith except in the following closed areas: stilling basin below Sanford Dam, within 750 feet of the Sanford Dam intake tower, and on the waters of the Canadian River.
PWC may operate on Lake Meredith under the following conditions:
Fueling of PWC is prohibited on the lake, except at the marina fuel dock with an attendant providing the fuel service, or onshore and out of the water.
Carrying of fuel in an external or portable container onboard a PWC is prohibited.
PWC may only be launched at designated launch sites established by the Superintendent in accordance with 36 CFR 1.5 and 1.7.
PWC may not operate at greater than flat wake speed in the following designated areas: North Turkey Creek, Bugbee Canyon, North Canyon, North Cove, South Canyon, Sexy Canyon, Amphitheater Canyon, the coves between day markers 9 and 11, Fritch Canyon, Short Creek, Evans Canyon and Canal Canyon. Flat wake areas are designated by buoys marked with “flat wake” or other similar markings. The location of those buoys may be adjusted by the Superintendent based on reservoir water levels.
The Superintendent may temporarily limit, restrict or terminate access to the areas designated for PWC use after taking into consideration public health and safety, natural and cultural resource protection, and other management activities and objectives.
[36 FR 14694, Aug. 10, 1971, as amended at 40 FR 762, Jan. 3, 1975; 48 FR 30295, June 30, 1983; 49 FR 18451, Apr. 30, 1984; 52 FR 10686, Apr. 2, 1987; 69 FR 30223
, May 27, 2004; 72 FR 13706
, Mar. 23, 2007]