Boat permits are required for the use of all Jackson County lakes and waterways by any type of watercraft. Jackson County waterways include Blue Springs Lake, Lake Jacomo, Longview Lake, and Prairie Lee Lake.
Annual and one-day ramp permits are available at: Blue Springs Lake Marina, Lake Jacomo Marina, and Longview Lake Marina, or the Jackson County Parks + Rec Administration Office.
To purchase your non-motorized annual permit, plan to provide: Description of Boat and Length of Boat (must be at least 8 feet long).
If it does have a motor, even a trolling motor, the watercraft must be registered with the state.
Please see our Permits webpage for more information: https://www.makeyourdayhere.com/Parks-Lakes/Boating-Marinas/Boat-Motor-Permits
*Must be at least 8 feet long
*All watercraft must have an illuminated bow and stern light between sunset and sunrise.
*A personal flotation device is required, in serviceable condition and readily accessible, for each person on board, and recommended to be worn at all times.
*It is recommended to have a whistle or horn onboard.
*Launching will be allowed only at approved locations. A map of launch points can be obtained at the marina or Parks + Rec administration building. Do not wade in from the shoreline.