The following are suggested actions we can all take to improve the quality of life at Goose Pond.
I. Respect the serenity of the pond
Keep noise levels to a minimum when possible, especially after dark
Avoid using car horns, air horns etc. as much as possible
No overnight camping is allowed at The Acre, the dam area, or on the “Big” or “Little” Islands.
II. Keep outdoor light levels to a minimum
Turn off all unnecessary outdoor lights
Use solar or motion detection lights when possible
Avoid using floodlights, if possible, that shine towards the pond
III. Respect wildlife on or near the pond
Do not disturb animal nests, eggs etc.
Stay a safe distance from wildlife
IV. Follow safe boating rules (For additional boating info, see the NH Boaters Guide link on “External Links”)
Know where to cause “no wake” when boating
Use proper lights on your boat(s) before sunrise and after dusk
Use a “spotter” when towing waterskiers/wakeboarders etc. Keep a sharp lookout for swimmers, kayakers etc.
Maintain safe speeds and distances from other boats
Know the difference between the stand-on and give-way vessel
Know the rules regarding the spar buoys
V. Follow fire laws
No fires are allowed on the “Big” or “Little” Islands, The Acre or the Dam
Fires are allowed on private property with a free permit from a fire warden
Keep water handy near open fire, douse thoroughly when done