Boating on the Marsh


August 1, 2018, boats propelled with motors 10 hp or less are permitted in the South Marsh.  Please be aware that you are responsible for your own safety.  Ruby Lake marsh is a maze of channels, islands, and heavy vegetation and many of the channel markers are missing.  Do not proceed unless you have a GPS unit and know how to use it, or you are very experienced in this particular marsh.

Boats on trailers can be launched ONLY at the Main Boat Landing and Narciss Boat Landing.  Canoes or cartop boats can be launched ONLY at the Main Boat Landing, Narciss Boat Landing, Gravel Pit Pond and Brown Dike.

Boats may be stored at the Main Boat Landing, Narciss Boat Landing, Gravel Pit Pond and Brown Dike from JUNE 1 through DECEMBER 31.  Trailers may NOT be stored on the refuge.