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Watercraft

Interested in water skiing, tubing, or taking your jet ski for a spin? Gibbons Creek Reservoir has plenty of room for the watersports you enjoy. The following regulations are designed to ensure your safety as you play on the lake.

Watercraft Regulations

Watercraft on Gibbons Creek Reservoir must be equipped and operated in accordance with applicable provisions of the Texas Water Safety Act and all water safety rules and regulations adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

In addition to any reporting requirement required under applicable Texas laws and regulations, the operator of any watercraft involved in an accident on Gibbons Creek Reservoir shall immediately report the accident to a Park Attendant. The Park Attendant shall report the accident to the General Manager and a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden or other law enforcement official.

No person may operate a motorboat on Gibbons Creek Reservoir at a speed greater than the minimum speed necessary to maintain steerage and headway within 50 feet of swimmers, structures, restricted areas or the shoreline.

No person may operate a motorboat faster than 20 miles per hour at night on Gibbons Creek Reservoir.

Restricted Areas

No person shall anchor any watercraft or construct or maintain any floating or fixed structure that impedes or interferes with safe navigation on or public access to Gibbons Creek Reservoir. No person shall place any navigation buoy or marker on Gibbons Creek Reservoir.

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