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University lake, Chapel Hill

University lake

Location Overview We offer kayaks, canoes and flat-bottomed boats for rent. Citizens may use small private boats if they are brought in or on a car or truck; are clean of mud, vegetation, etc.; and are inspected by our lake staff. (Boats on trailers are not permitted.) The limits on private boats are intended to help prevent aquatic weeds, which cause problems for fish and water treatment, from getting into the reservoirs. To help protect water quality, we allow only electric motors at University Lake and the Cane Creek Reservoir. You may use your own electric motor after we inspect it for aquatic weeds, etc. or you may rent an OWASA electric trolling motor.
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