Why is boating allowed on the southern end of the lake but swimming is not allowed?
The PWD doesn’t allow boats, the State doesn’t prohibit them. Only the legislature could prohibit them and they have not chosen to do so.
Petroleum products like gas and oil tend to float and evaporate quickly. Bacteria and viruses from human contact are more evasive and persistent, therefore, they are more likely to contaminate the water. Within 3,000 feet of the water intakes, there is NO trespassing - not even boating.