i asked the parks guys at Barr about this last year. They told me I can keep my 25 hp on the boat, I can only use it in an emergency. (a dead trolling battery does not constitute an emergency per them)
I emailed them because it could be a nice mid summer refuge fromt he rat race. Below is the email I got from them:
Yes, you can use your boat as long as you only use the trolling motor.
may only use the 115 hp motor to safely get off the lake in the event
trolling motor is not able to do that due to weather or the motor
down. We have no regulation on wakes, just horsepower, and the limit
Thanks for asking and please come out. We are a very peaceful place
we have a 10 hp limit.
Barr Lake State Park
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Ewing" <[email protected]
To: <[email protected]
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 1:11 PM
Subject: 10 hp or less motors
> If I have a boat that has a 115 hp main motor, but I
> also have a 8 hp trolling motor can I still use my
> boat as long as I don't use the 115 hp motor and don't
> create a wake?