Trickey Pond

Trickey Pond Environmental Protection Association

A 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Are There No Jet Skis On Trickey Pond?

Maine State Law prohibits the use of personal watercraft on Trickey Pond.  A personal watercraft is any motorized watercraft that is 14 feet or less in hull length as manufactured; has as its primary source of propulsion an inboard motor powering a jet pump; and is capable of carrying one or more persons in a sitting, standing, or kneeling position.

Do boats registered in another state also need to be registered in Maine?

No – the out of state registration is sufficient but you must display Maine Lake and River Protection Stickers which can be obtained at the Town office or at the bait shop on Route 35.

What are the Maine life jacket regulations?

Children 10 years of age or younger must wear a type I, II, or III Personal Flotation Device at all times on all watercraft.  All vessels, including canoes and kayaks, must have at least one USCG–approved Type I, II, III, or V PFD (life jacket) for each person on board. In addition, one USCG–approved Type IV (throwable) PFD must be on board vessels 16 feet or longer.

Can I place a mooring in the lake?

Yes if it is in front of your property or it is in front of your right of way and you have the permission of the owner of the right of way.  You must meet the specifications for the anchor and the floating mooring ball which are given in the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance.  The mooring must be placed in the location specified by the Naples Harbormaster and you must obtain an annual registration at the Town Office.

What are the best plants to use in lakeside landscaping?

Colin Holme, Assistant Director of LEA, discusses some native plants that can be used at Lakefront Plants.  Protection of the shore zone and surrounding buffer areas is vital to environmental protection.  Further details can be found in the folling Buffer Protection Standards document.

Can I cut trees in the one hundred foot buffer zone to obtain a view of the lake?

You can do some selective cutting but since the rules are fairly complicated, we recommend using a professional tree service that is familiar with the rules to determine what trees could be removed.   On larger trees, you can prune branches on the lower third of the tree.  No vegetation under three feet in height and no other ground cover including leaf litter can be cut or removed except to allow a footpath as specified in the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. 

Where can I find the Naples Shoreland Zoning Ordinance?

You can find it by going to Town of Naples and clicking on ordinances.

Where can I find information on fishing licenses and regulations?

Go to Maine Fishing Regulations to download State of Maine Open Water and Ice Fishing Rules and Laws.

When meeting another boat on the lake, who has the right of way?

The following are the basic set of navigation rules:

 There are two terms that help explain these rules.  Stand-on vessel: The vessel that should maintain its course and speed.  Give-way vessel: The vessel that must take early and substantial action to avoid collision by stopping, slowing down, or changing course.

Meeting Head-On

Power vs. Power: Neither vessel is the stand-on vessel. Both vessels should keep to the starboard (right).
Power vs. Sail: The powerboat is the give-way vessel. The sailboat is the stand-on vessel.

Crossing Situations

Power vs. Power: The vessel on the operator's port (left) side is the give-way vessel. The vessel on the operator's starboard (right) side is the stand-on vessel.
Power vs. Sail: The powerboat is the give-way vessel. The sailboat is the stand-on vessel.

Overtaking

Power vs. Power: The vessel that is overtaking another vessel is the give-way vessel. The vessel being overtaken is the stand-on vessel.
Power vs. Sail: The vessel that is overtaking another vessel is the give-way vessel. The vessel being overtaken is the stand-on vessel.