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Eastwood MetroPark has amenities for just about any type of boating on Eastwood Lake. Power boats, water skiers and fishing boats are permitted on the even-numbered days of the month; sailboats, personal watercraft (PWC, aka Jet Skis) and fishing boats at idle speed are permitted on the odd-numbered days. Rowers, canoers, kayakers and other nonmotorized boaters can use the lake any day of the month. PWCs must use the designated area marked with buoys at the west end of the lake, and there is a speed limit of 35 mph for all watercraft, with a 40-powerboat capacity. Eastwood Lake is occasionally closed for special events.
The Great Miami River at Island MetroPark offers a long stretch of smooth, flat water that is ideal for rowing. You can park in the main parking lot and carry your boat over to the canoe and kayak access ramp, or you can contact the Greater Dayton Rowing Association for equipment, facility use and membership.
Boat in these MetroParks
Powerboats are allowed only on Eastwood Lake. See park information for specific restrictions. Only nonmotorized boating is allowed on designated lakes, ponds and river corridors in the following parks: