Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1

                      P.O. Box 184 Mountain, WI 54149

Do you need to register your pier with the DNR? If you are thinking about a new dock or pier, or adding on to your existing one, please review the following information:

NOTICE: You do not need to register if your pier, dock, or wharf meets ALL of the following exemption standards, which are also outlined in the Pier Planner (DNR Pub no. FH-017), found by clicking below:


  • The width of the pier’s main stem is a maximum of 6 feet wide.
  •  A maximum 8 ft long by 8 ft wide loading platform or deck may be placed at the end of a 6 ft wide pier, if it is not located in an Area of Special Natural Resource Interest (ASNRI) waterbody. Please use the WDNR’s Designated Waters Search found in the Surface Water Data Viewer at: to determine if the water body is not an ASNRI
  • The maximum length to reach a depth needed to moor your boat, use a boat lift, or extends to the 3 ft depth, which ever length is greater
  • The placement of the pier cannot interfere with the rights of other riparian owners.
  • The number of moored boats may only be 2 for the first 50 ft of shoreline frontage, and 1 for every additional full 50 ft.  

Boating Safety

Protect our Lake and Streams!  Help Stop Polluted Runoff!

​Keep sediments and nutrients out of our waters by:

  • ​Redirecting Downspouts
  • Composting yard waste​
  • ​Sweeping up debris
  • ​Planting Buffers
  • ​Testing your soil
  • ​Erosion Control
  • ​Picking up Pet waste
  • ​Managing Manure 

​​​It is ILLEGAL to dump grass clippings and leaves in the lakes or waterways as this contributes to nutrient loading. There are fines associated with it:


Under 10 gallons-$200.50

10-30- $263.50

Over 30- $389.50

Get more information by clicking the link below:

Runoff Pollution

As you gear up for this year's boating season, take a moment to read the 2017 Wisconsin Boating Regulations and Handbook to review our state's boating laws and safety tips.  Review the regulations by clicking the link below:


There are two state boating laws in effect to be aware of:
  • As of the 2010 boating season, it is illegal to transport invasive species 
  • As of 2010, it is illegal to operate a motorboat at greater than slow-no-wake speed within 100 feet of the shoreline of all lakes (see p. 15 of the boating regulations).  

Take a Boating Safety Education Course
Anyone born after 1988 is required to take a boater safety course to legally operate a boat.  But boaters of all ages can learn rules and safe operating tips that just might save your life.  And you can get certified in as little as three hours from the comfort of your own home.  Learn more about boater safety courses offered by the DNR by clicking the link below:

Fertilizer Facts

Dock and Pier Regulations

Please help prevent excess weeds in our lake- if you fertilize your lawn, only use a fertilizer with a "zero" as the middle number. The middle number is the phosphorus content, which causes algae bloom and encourages weed growth when any runoff enters the lake. Get more information by clicking the link below: