Lake Ordinances

Effective January 1, 2006

Both outboard and inboard motors are limited to 225 horsepower at the motor. No inboard or outboard motor may be a V8. All existing boats and motors upon Lake Vandalia together with all boats and motors registered and/or situated upon Lake Vandalia hereinafter shall be registered as to motor and boat serial number and model number. Not more than 20 competition ski boats shall be licensed upon Lake Vandalia. Subject to approval from the Lake Committee. No hydroplane type boat is permitted on Lake Vandalia.

Boating Fees:

  • Class H. Jet Ski: 750 cc or less: $100.00 - Over 750 cc: $150.00
  • Class I. Competition Ski Boat: $200.00
  • A daily permit as hereinabove provided for a jet ski shall be only available Monday through Thursday inclusive and shall also not be available on any declared City of Vandalia holiday or weekend.
  • Class J. Motor Boats, outboard or inboard, 201 to 225 horsepower -¬†for each boat or other craft propelled by a motor with a rating of 201 through 225 horsepower, the License Fee for each such boat or craft shall be $150.00.

Seasonal Camping Permits. The annual lease fee for the camping lots on the North side of Lake Vandalia shall be $325.00 for Fayette County residents and $500.00 for persons not residents of Fayette County.