Lake Guidelines


Please respect our lakes and Rothwell Park. Do not litter. Trash receptacles are provided throughout the park for your convenience. Littering may result in fines.

Swimming & Skating

For public health reasons, there is absolutely no swimming in park system lakes. This includes dogs or other pets swimming in the lake. For safety reasons, waterskiing, diving, ice skating and ice fishing, are not allowed.

Fishing & Boating Guidelines

Boats may be used year-round on Rothwell Lake and Water Works Lake for fishing and leisure purposes only. There is a no-wake regulation in effect at all times.

Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife codes must be followed regarding number and size of fish.

There is no City of Moberly fishing permit, but Missouri State boating and fishing licenses are required. No jugs or trout lines are permitted.