Do I need a Special Use Permit?
An Office of Fishing and Boating Access (OFBA) “Special Use Permit” Is required for any organized events that take place at any OFBA facility. This includes, but not limited to events such as fishing tournaments, canoe and kayak races, sailing events, boat parades, ice fishing events, etc.
If you plan to use the parking area and or the boat ramp for your event you need a permit regardless of the size of the event. Parking is limited to 50 percent of the available parking for the months of July and August and 75 percent for the rest of the year.
OFBA Permits and Events Info
- 2016 Special Use Permit Application - Summer
2016 permit application for OFBA events that take place on the water.
- 2016 Special Use Permit Application - Winter
2016 permit application for OFBA events that take place on the ice.
- OFBA Scheduled Events
Updated table listing scheduled events at access sites.
- Managing Authority List
Contact information for managing authority of access sites.
- OFBA Facility Parking
Table showing allowable parking for the special use events.
- Zebra Mussels Clean Boat Certification Form
Required for certain lakes in Berkshire County.