Speed limits on Lake Winnipesaukee were signed into law in June 2010 established speed limits of 30mph at night and 45mph during the day.

New Hampshire’s Spar Buoys

Vessels operating on New Hampshire waters must observe these rules when encountering spar buoys.

  • All Black – This buoy marks one side of a well-defined channel. Go between it and its companion “all red” spar buoy.

  • All Red – This buoy marks one side of a well-defined channel. Go between it and its companion “all black” spar buoy.

  • White with Red Top – If heading east or west, go south of this buoy. If heading north or south, go west of this buoy.

  • White with Black Top – If heading east or west, go north of this buoy. If heading north or south, go east of this buoy.

All red, all black, white with red top, and white with black top spar buoys. (Below)