With all of the snowfall coming down we wanted to remind members of our snowmobile park rules.
The Sandy Pines rules for Snowmobiles are as follows:
- Must be operated on Park roads, designated snowmobile trails and Park designated areas.
- Must be driven in a safe manner and comply with Park speed of 10 mph.
- May not emit excessive sound or create a nuisance.
- May not be driven across sites, on recreational facilities, or in green areas.
- Operators must have a State Operator’s License or State issued snowmobile safety certificate.
- Snowmobiles may be confiscated for violations of Park rules. Snowmobile will be released to the member after a meeting with the Park President.
You can find more information, along with trail maps HERE
Following are applicable sections of the Sandy Pines Handbook regarding the operation of snowmobiles in the Park.
XII. VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS (Amended 10/4/2013) A. General rules for Autos, Golf carts, Mopeds, Motorcycles, Watercraft, Snowmobiles and Scooters 1. All motorized vehicles operated or stored in the Park shall comply with Sandy Pines rules and regulations and State laws and regulations. Have insurance required by Sandy Pines and in accordance with the State. 2. Be driven in a safe manner. Modes of transportation may not be driven in a careless or reckless manner. 3. Display a current Sandy Pines Registration sticker/pass, be operable and be in good condition. 4. Be driven by a person with a valid State operators permit or Park certification. 5. Not be driven in excess of 10 mph 6. Not be operated in areas not designated as roadway or parking. 7. Have detachable mirrors removed. 8. Have all passengers safely seated. 9. Have headlights and taillights, if driven from dusk to dawn. Flashlights are not a substitute. 10. Be parked or stored properly or may be removed at the owners expense. 11. Not emit excessive sound or create a nuisance. 12. Not block exits, drives, parked on the sites of others or on sites for sale, near fire hydrants, be parked on roadways, block trash receptacles, restrict traffic flow, be parked or driven on beaches or green areas. 13. Report all accidents to the Public Safety Office and/or local law enforcement. 14. Yield to pedestrians. Pedestrians have the right of way. 15. Persons operating a motorized vehicle within the Park are subject to submitting to a portable Breathalyzer test upon the request of a Public Safety Officer or local law enforcement. 16. All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV’s), Utility Vehicles (UTV’s) and Side-by-Side Vehicle use is prohibited in the Park, except for work being performed by the Park or Contractors. 17. Dune Buggies are not allowed in the Park unless they are licensed and insured for use on Michigan roads/highways. Dune buggies must be driven on roads only in Sandy Pines. 18. Autos, trucks, motor homes, motorcycles must have been registered in the last six months with the State and display license plate. 19. Obey all traffic control signs. 20. Sandy Pines reserves the right to approve or prohibit the use or suspend any member’s, associate member’s, grandchild’s, or guest’s use or form of transportation or watercraft, operated within the Park or on Lake Monterey.
Snowmobiles 1. Must be operated on Park roads, designated snowmobile trails and Park designated areas. 2.Must be driven in a safe manner and comply with Park speed of 10 mph. 3. May not emit excessive sound or create a nuisance. 4. May not be driven across sites, on recreational facilities or in green areas. 5. Operators must have a State operator’s license or State issued snowmobile safety certificate. 6. Snowmobiles may be confiscated for violations of Park rules. Snowmobile will be released to the member after a meeting with the Park President.
Any persons choosing to operate snowmobiles outside of these rules assumes all responsibility for their actions and may face penalties.