Lake Arrowhead has a Marina at the south end of the lake offering boat slips on a reserved basis. There is also a boat launch ramp area for residents storing their boats elsewhere. A small sailboat concession and sailing lessons are also offered. A dry boat storage area is also available within Lake Arrowhead. Proposed developmental plans call for a larger Marina facility adding more boat slips.
We are a family-based organization that started teaching certified ASA (American Sailing Association) sailing lessons over 25 years ago on Lake Sydney Lanier. Recently, our dream of expanding has been fulfilled, and we now have a second location here at Lake Arrowhead where we have the ability to teach lessons (both on-shore and off), give day camps, arrange trips as well as rent boats and give boat rides! We’ve been members at Lake Arrowhead since the early ‘70’s. Between our family and extended family, we own three tracts of land here and have many special memories in connection with the area. It’s as much our home as it is yours, so, while offering our services to you, we desire to treat you as the extended family you are!
Not only are KYSC instructors ASA certified, but they are also US Coast Guard Licensed Captains. This means we can take you through many different levels of sailing and boating lessons and certification – from getting you comfortable in a small sailboat on the lake to giving you the skills and credibility to charter a sailboat off the coast.
In addition to boating lessons, KYSC rents eco-friendly boats. Choose from kayaks, row boats, electric motor boats, sailboats, and pontoon boats. Consider joining our Pontoon Boating Club and get 12 hours of rental for the price of 8 hours. You get a year to use these hours in 2, 3, or 4 hour increments. It is like having your own boat without all the worry and hassle of boat ownership. See the KYSC website www.kyscboathouse.com for pictures and prices of their fleet.
In addition to all the above, we host events where the club members can socialize and build their skills. On our site (www.kyscboathouse.com), many members make public their desire to crew at our monthly events or offer their boats for other members to use. Basically it’s a network of sailors encompassing all levels and interests where anyone can feel comfortable and included. In addition to our local events, we plan trips to the Caribbean and would love to have you join us on our next cruise!
Check out our “Calendar of Events” on our website (www.kyscboathouse.com) to see what activities are coming up next!
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Lake Safety - Rules of the Lake (Summary)
All requirements set forth in the Georgia Boating Safety Act shall apply on Lake Arrowhead lakes (Lake Arrowhead and Lake Chickasaw). This includes carrying life preservers for passengers and crew.
Only registered watercraft displaying a current Lake Arrowhead registration decal are permitted on Lake Arrowhead lakes.
All watercraft operating in the northern part of Lake Arrowhead, as well as other areas designated with NO WAKE buoys, must use a speed that generates no significant wake.
The body of water viewed from the Clearwater area (aka main lake) is an all sports area. All motorized watercraft are to follow a COUNTER CLOCKWISE direction.
Traffic crossing from one side of the main lake to the other should cross in the area of Clearwater, the dam, or south of the Narrows no wake buoys.
All watercraft pulling people (i.e. skier, tuber, etc.) must have either two (2) persons aboard (one driver and one safety observer at least 12 years of age) or the watercraft MUST be equipped with a wide angle rear-view mirror so the driver is aware of the location of the person being pulled at all times. All people being pulled MUST wear approved U.S. Coast Guard life vests.
The number of skiers is limited to two (2) per boat at the same time. As soon as one skier drops, the second skier must drop immediately thereafter. Skiers should raise one (1) ski, wakeboard, or kneeboard when in water with slack towline to warn other boats in the area.
All occupants of canoes, rowboats, hydro-bikes, paddle boats, etc, should wear life vests. If the watercraft is non-powered, users should stay close to shore (Georgia law requires children of 10 and under to wear a life jacket at all times on a boat, unless the child is in an enclosed cabin).
All boats must have running lights activated one hour before sundown or one hour after dawn. Use docking lights with approaching a docking area only. They can be blinding to other boaters.
Personal watercraft (i.e. Jet Skis, Wave Runners, and Sea-Doos) are PROHIBITED on Lake Arrowhead.
If you are contacted by a member of the Courtesy (Lake) Patrol while boating, PLEASE respect their comments and recommendations.
Drunkenness, drug use, rowdy behavior, obscene language, and littering are not permitted on the lakes.
All powered watercraft users should slow down when passing close to anglers, non-motorized watercraft, and swimmers on rafts/tubes and minimize their wakes in coves as well. Ski boats or other high speed watercraft running parallel to NO WAKE areas should move farther out from the NO WAKE buoys so that they do not produce a potentially dangerous wake in the designated NO WAKE areas.
When approaching a shoreline dock, buoy, or an anchored watercraft, an idle speed shall be observed within 100 feet of aforementioned areas.
Emptying or dumping marine toilets or portable toilets into the lake is a violation of state law and is PROHIBITED.
Swimming is not permitted in the area of any dams on the lakes. All children below a responsible age swimming in the lakes must wear a life vest and be supervised by adult 18 years of age or older.
No swimming is permitted in or around any decking on Common Property or in the "No Wake/Idle Speed" zone at the marinas. No running or diving is permitted from the Marina or other decks. No lifeguards are provided for swimming in the lake. All lake swimming is SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.
No cross lake or open water swimming is permitted. Swimmers shall not venture more than 30 feet from their private docks or anchored boats.
The complete list of Lake Arrowhead Boating, Lake, and Marina rules and regulations can be found by cutting and pasting the following link into your address bar:
For details on Georgia Boating Rules and Regulations, including the Boater Education Requirement that took effect July 1, 2014, visit www.kyscboathouse.com and click on the link for "Boating Regulations." The 2014 law, known as the “Kile Glover Boat Education Law,” requires that anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, who operates any motorized vessel on Georgia waters must complete a boating safety education course and carry a Georgia Boater Education Card (also referred to as the Georgia Boating License).