All drivers and people filling out paperwork MUST bring in a driver's license at the time of rental.

In consideration of the agreement herein, LESSOR (Raccoon Lake Boat Rental) does lease to the undersigned (hereafter referred to as the RENTER/S, he/she, his/her, they, or their) the watercraft and equipment described herein.

 Renter understands they are signing this form on behalf of everyone that will be on the rental watercraft and using rental equipment. Renter understands that they are responsible and MUST make sure everyone follows the rules and abides by this agreement. 




Credit Card Authorization

By this authorization RENTER hereby gives complete approval to pay in full for all specific services which RENTER has directly ordered. RENTER hereby authorizes Raccoon Lake Boat Rental to charge RENTER credit card on file for services rendered and damages. RENTER agrees that the following can be taken off of the card on file: gas that RENTER used during the rental, damages (including lost anchors), and any fines or fees listed on the fines and policies section. RENTER further agrees that in the event the damages exceed the deposit amount ($100-pontoon, $200-ski boat and Waverunner, $100 non-motorized and tube), RENTER will provide Raccoon Lake Boat Rental with the difference in the damage amount and deposit is taken. RENTER will pay the total amount according to the RENTER credit card issuer agreement. RENTER waives the right to dispute the charge for any reason except credit card fraud. RENTER has 14 days from the time of the charge to make a dispute. Items cannot be disputed after the 14 day charge grace period. RENTER further agrees that in the event that RENTER credit card becomes invalid, RENTER will provide Raccoon Lake Boat Rental with a new valid credit card upon request to be charged for payment of any outstanding balance owed. If the balance is not paid RENTER will be taken to court. 

Special Terms and/or Conditions

  Negligence and/or misuse will be assessed a charge equal to a one-hour rental rate plus labor and parts.

A late return will be assessed a late charge fee of:

Twenty Dollars ($20) per 10 minutes for pontoon boats.

Twenty-five Dollars ($25) per 10 minutes for waverunners.

Twenty-five ($25) per 10 minutes for ski boats.

Ten ($10) per 10 minutes for non-motorized rentals.

If RENTER is over a half-hour late RENTER will be charged the rate of a full hour rental plus the above fees per 10 minutes.

In the event the craft is not returned at the time stated on their damage diagram, the RENTER agrees to pay for OVERTIME AT THE RATE STATED ABOVE. RENTER UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR EARLY RETURNS. 




  1. RENTER acknowledges his/her responsibility for the safe and proper operation of the craft; and for the safety and welfare of other boaters and by accident, breakdown or malfunction of the rental craft. RENTER FURTHER AGREES to indemnify and hold harmless the LESSOR from, and against any and all claims for loss of or damage to property or injury to persons (including death) resulting through the use, operation or possession of said rental craft. RENTER further agrees to hold the LESSOR harmless should loss or damages occur to any of the RENTERS personal property while carried in, or on the rental craft, including loss or damage caused by fire, water, theft or any other cause whatsoever. THE RENTER AGREES TO REPORT ANY ACCIDENT, MALFUNCTION OR BREAKDOWN OF WATERCRAFT TO LESSOR IMMEDIATELY. IF THE WATERCRAFT IS BROKE AND IS NOT REPORTED RENTER WILL NOT GET REFUNDED FOR ANY LOST TIME! Continued use of it shall be entirely at the RENTERS risk and thus RENTER assumes all liabilities of injury and damage to all persons and property that may become involved by its continued use.

  2. RENTER agrees to indemnify and hold LESSOR harmless of, from, and against any and all loss, costs, damages, attorney fees and/or liability in connection with the enforcing of foregoing rental contract by LESSOR, including expenses incurred in the collection or attempting to collect delinquent payment and in the event of a suit by LESSOR to recover possession of said money owed and/or to enforce any of the terms, conditions and/or provisions hereof. It is understood and agreed that the Venue of any action hereunder shall be in the county of LESSOR.

  3. LESSOR’S ability to provide a rental craft, if reserved, is contingent upon and subject to the return of the unit by the previous renter, or any other cause beyond LESSOR’S control.

  4. The rules and regulations contained herein and as posted in the office, on the watercraft, website, confirmation emails, brochure, and/or the grounds by the LESSOR are for the safety and welfare of all who use the facilities. The RENTER certifies that he/she has read and understands said rules and regulations, and further assumes the responsibility to see that his/her family and/or guest(s) will obey the rules. The rental agreement, rules, policies, and driving instructions are also posted on the boat for reference.

  5. Should any term or condition of the Rental Agreement be held void or unenforceable, then that term shall be deemed severed from the Agreement and the enforceability of the remainder shall not be affected and will remain in full force and effect.

  6. RENTER IS OF LEGAL AGE (18) TO RENT THE WATERCRAFT AND RENTER AND ALL DRIVER'S HAVE A VALID UNITED STATES DRIVER’S LICENSE. ID’s DO NOT WORK! Rental will be charged in full if the rental has to be canceled within 24- hours if requirements are not met.

  7. RENTER is not allowed to race boats, enter the beach area; dive off of boats, or play chicken with the boats.

  8. RENTER is not allowed to tow any other boats.

  9. RENTER is aware that water sports and water-related activities are hazardous activities and RENTER is voluntarily participating in a boat rental operation, fishing or other water-related activities with full knowledge of the danger involved and hereby agrees to accept any and all risk of injury or death to RENTER or others on the watercraft and equipment.



Damages and Deposit

  1. RENTER acknowledges he/she will carefully examine the watercraft and will sign the damage diagram finding the watercraft and equipment suitable for the purpose for which it is leased. RENTER will maintain both craft and equipment in a safe, dependable condition while in RENTERS custody. If the watercraft is not in suitable condition the RENTER will notify an employee and markdown any damage or problems on the watercraft damage diagram. Cash or charge deposit shall be retained by the LESSOR as compensation for failing to return said rental craft in as good condition as when the RENTER received the watercraft. 

  2. RENTERS deposit will be forfeited in the event that the watercraft is damaged in any way during renters' rental time and possession. RENTER will be responsible and billed for any remaining repair cost beyond deposit and all downtime. 

  3. By signing the bottom of this form RENTER hereby gives complete approval to pay in full for all specific services which RENTER has directly ordered. RENTER hereby authorizes Raccoon Lake Boat Rental to charge RENTERS credit card on file for services rendered and damages. RENTER further agrees that in the event the damages exceed the deposit amount, RENTER will provide Raccoon Lake Boat Rental with the difference in the damage amount and deposit taken. RENTER will pay the total amount according to the credit card authorization agreement and RENTER waives their right to dispute this charge for any reason except credit card fraud. RENTER further agrees that in the event that the credit card becomes invalid, RENTER  will provide Raccoon Lake Boat Rental with a new valid credit card upon request to be charged for payment of any outstanding balance owed.

  4. RENTER agrees that the following can be taken off of the card on file: gas that was used during rental, damages, and any fines/fees listed on the fines and policies section. 

  5. Damages past RENTERS initial deposit will be RENTERS responsibility. RENTER agrees they will pay the cost of all damages and have a right to request a receipt of damages. RENTER understands that some damages depending on the extent of them might cost more than what is posted.

  6. RENTER will keep a lookout for logs and debris. These will damage the propeller and the ladder if it is left down. RENTER will stay approximately 200 ft from shore and will NOT beach the boat due to logs, rocks, and shallow spots.


Ability to rent and drive equipment

  1. RENTER and all drivers MUST be at least 18 years old and possess a valid United States issued driver's license. ID cards DO NOT work. Foreign drivers licenses DO NOT work. International drivers licenses DO NOT WORK! You will be turned away if you are not 18 and have a valid license and  RENTER will be charged in full for the rental.

  2. IF RENTER has someone in their party that is 16-18 years old they MUST have someone with them that is over 18 in order to drive. They are considered underage and are NOT allowed on the watercraft alone. If someone in the RENTERS party is under 16  they MUST pass the Indiana Safe Boaters Test and get a safe boaters card in order to drive the watercraft. Raccoon Lake Boat Rental MUST see their paperwork or card before they can drive.

  3. RENTER and all drivers are responsible for learning and obeying all local, state and federal laws pertaining to operating the rented craft

  4. Only drivers who listened to instructions given by a Raccoon Lake Boat Rental employee and signed off on the damage diagram, watched and understood the video/slideshow, took the drivers tests, and have a valid license are authorized to drive.



  1. ABSOLUTELY NO pets or BBQ grills are allowed on any boat. PLEASE be respectful of other renters. IF renter brings their pet they will be asked to leave it behind at their campsite. We are not able to watch your pet. If you decide to sneak it on the boat you will be charged a $200 fine plus a $50 cleaning fee along with any damages.

  2. Radios are not guaranteed to work! If you would like to listen to music please bring a backup. There are NO refunds or discounts for non-working radios.

  3. If RENTER or any other driver is pulled over by law enforcement for whatever reason RENTER will NOT be given a refund or time credit. If late due to being pulled over RENTER will be charged the stated late fees. NO EXCEPTIONS!

  4. If RENTER is renting a pontoon and decides to fish please be courteous of the renters behind you, and keep the boat as clean as possible. We clean between each renter, but it is hard to clean a big mess quickly.

  5. RENTER is signing saying RENTER understands fuel is paid for at the end of the rental, and RENTER is responsible for the payment  Fuel MUST be bought at Raccoon Lake Boat Rental. It is against the law to not pay for your fuel! If RENTER doesn't pay for fuel LESSOR will contact the Conservation Officers and the park security, and the fuel will be added to your card on file or you will be taken to court.

  6. RENTER understands he/she is allowed to use the restrooms located at the main ramp docks and boat rental. RENTER will not beach the boat to go to the campground or anywhere else. RENTER MUST have the boat docked anytime anyone in RENTERS party needs to go to shore.

  7. Weapons are NOT allowed on rental boats.


Alcohol and Drug Policy

  1. Raccoon Lake Boat Rental has a strict NO DRUG policy! If any employee of Raccoon Lake Boat Rental suspects there are any drugs on the watercraft the rental boat will be forfeited without refund and the police will be called. 

  2. The operator of the watercraft is NOT allowed to consume alcohol – same rules apply as if driving a car. Please be responsible and have a designated driver. 

  3. RENTER understands that using alcohol, drugs, and certain prescription medications may impair drivers ability to operate the boat safely. DRIVERS/RENTER will not operate the boat or allow anyone else to operate the boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  4. No kegs allowed.

  5. No drunk or disorderly conduct will be allowed or tolerated. If RENTER or anyone on watercraft is intoxicated and being disorderly Raccoon Lake Boat Rental will call the police department and the rental will be forfeited without refund. 

  6. LESSOR has the right to refuse rental to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The rental will be forfeited and no refund will be given.


Cancellation and Refunds

LESSOR will take RENTERS credit card info and authorize it at the time the reservation is made. As long as there are not any damages, fines, and the bill is paid in full the RENTERS deposit will not be charged when RENTER returns the watercraft.

There are no refunds or discounts due to late check-ins, early return, change of plans, illness, weather (see weather policy below), or car problems, etc. 



  1. Inclement weather is defined as the weather where there are unsafe conditions. This includes warning of severe storms, high wind advisory, or tornado as defined by the National Weather Service (NWS). If there are inclement weather conditions in the Raccoon Lake area at the time of RENTERS departure then the rental reservation will be postponed or delayed. RENTER will be able to reschedule the reservation.

  2. If weather conditions are overcast, cold, cloudy and rainy, but no warnings are issued by the NWS, RENTERS rental reservation still stands for the day.

  3. In case the weather turns severe (lightning) while RENTER is on the lake if at all possible return to the dock. RENTER needs to always be aware of the weather and their location on the lake, and start heading back as soon as the weather looks bad. If RENTER is unable to return, seek a place of safety such as a cove or a protected shoreline and call LESSOR immediately.  Anchor the boat at the bow (front) into the wind. LESSOR cannot give refunds for time not used during a pop-up storm, but RENTER can reschedule and receive a time credit. Note: if RENTER doesn't return to the dock RENTER will NOT be given a refund or credit. LESSOR asks all renters to think about not only their safety but the safety of the employees.

  4. RENTER can end their rental early and receive a time credit or cancel the rental if there has been at least 45 minutes of heavy rainfall during their time, there are severe thunderstorm/tornado warnings or lightning at the time of the rental. RENTER cannot cancel without penalty or return early if there are quick rain showers, clouds, wind, or cool temps at Raccoon Lake.


Lake Rules and Driving

  1. RENTER understands that once they pass under the Highway 36 bridge (to the left of the rental), and keep driving towards the second bridge (Portland Mills Bridge) DRIVERS  will turn around as soon as they see the second bridge. This area of the lake is very shallow. RENTER understands that if they go to the big idle zone closest to the main ramp (by the campground) DRIVERS will turn around once they see the park main road to the right (the bank will be covered in stone).

  2. RENTER and DRIVERS understand what an idle zone buoy is and will obey all idle zone laws. Please slow down in the No Wake Zone! Slow no-wake is "operation of watercraft at the slowest possible speed necessary to maintain steerage, but in no case greater than five miles per hour." Producing no white rolling wake anywhere from bow to stern" as their practical definition. The no-wake zones were created to help to reduce shoreline erosion and property damage in constricted areas as well as promoting safety in the narrow areas where boats may be in close proximity to shorelines and each other. Everything past the idle zone buoys in front of the bridge is idle. If RENTER/DRIVERS disobey any idle zone buoys RENTER is at risk of losing time on the water and will not be refunded. RENTER/DRIVERS will ask an employee if RENTER/DRIVERS have any questions or will refer to the Raccoon Lake map.     

  3. RENTER understands that adult life jackets are unsafe for children, and everyone on the watercraft must be in proper fitting life jackets. RENTER will make sure they have all of the proper fitting life jackets on the rental boat before leaving the dock. RENTER will notify an employee if there is an issue with any of the life jackets.

  4. RENTER understands that everyone getting in the water, on a tube, skis, or wakeboard will wear a life jacket.

  5. RENTER/DRIVERS understand when crossing the path of another boat RENTER/DRIVER should yield to the boat on their right. If RENTER/DRIVER or the other boat fails to act RENTER/DRIVER understands there is a threat of collision and it is RENTERS responsibility to slow down, steer away, or stop. If RENTER/DRIVER meets a boat head-on RENTER/DRIVER should steer to the right.

  6. It’s against the law to operate the boat while persons are sitting in the front, sides, back cushion, or swim platform while the boat is moving.

  7. Swimming, diving, or jumping is not permitted while the boat is turned on.

  8. RENTER will NOT get close to other boaters and will keep a close eye out for tubes being pulled, etc. If RENTER does not abide by this rule their rental will be forfeited without a refund. SAFETY IS THE LESSORS NUMBER ONE PRIORITY!

  9. If RENTER cannot start the boat RENTER understands they must put the anchor/s in the water to keep from drifting into shore and must call the boat rental right away.

  10. Don’t have the radio on for long without the motor running or the battery will die

  11. RENTER understands that driving the boat really hard for a long time will cause it to overheat, and RENTER will not be credited for time lost caused by this.

  12. If RENTER runs over something with the watercraft it will get caught in the jet or prop, and RENTER will lose their time and not be refunded for having to stop and get it removed.

  13. RENTER will not tie up with other boats or pull up alongside other boats- including waverunners. This causes dents in the sides of the watercraft and RENTER will be charged for any damages.

  14. RENTER will make sure there is a lookout other than the boat drivers whenever passengers or parts of the boat obstruct the driver's view. If a driver cannot safely see then anyone riding in the front must sit down or move out of the way.

  15. RENTER understands how to properly use an anchor and will ask an employee how to properly use/store the anchor/s during the rental. RENTER will not move/untie any of the anchors. RENTER will anchor the boat only from the front (bow) from the cleats only, and will only anchor in idle zone areas. RENTER must check the anchor rope and make sure the anchor is tied on before putting it in the water. RENTER will be careful with the anchor/s, and not bang them against the boat. If the driver is driving fast or if it is rough out the anchor/s could fall off the boat. If it looks like this is a possibility the anchor/s need to be put behind the front gate. RENTER is responsible for the anchor/s on the boat and must bring both anchors back without any damage or knots in the anchor rope. RENTER will be charged for the anchor/rope if brought back missing or damaged.

  16. RENTER will make sure the ladder is up when nobody is in the water.

  17. RENTER will keep the weight even on the boat, and not all to one side or everyone on the front of the boat.

  18. If RENTER has ANY questions RENTER will ask an employee of Raccoon Lake Boat Rental. RENTER understands they are responsible for knowing and understanding all laws and boat handling.

  19. Never FLIP THE Waverunner and NEVER RESTART IT full of water! If the machine flips, Lessor has to pull it out of the water and inspect it professionally at the cost of the RENTER.



Overnight Rental Agreement

  1. RENTER acknowledges the fact that they are renting a boat overnight from Raccoon Lake Boat Rental, and there will not be any employees of Raccoon Lake Boat Rental available from 6 pm-8:30 am Sunday thru Thursday or 8 pm-8:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays. If there is a problem RENTER understands the employees and owners of Raccoon Lake Boat Rental, the Tiki Hut, and Raccoon State Recreation Area are not available for help. RENTER is responsible for everyone and everything in the watercraft, as well as the watercraft itself.

  2. RENTER understands they cannot keep the lights or radio on during the night without the boat running due to the battery dying. 

  3. RENTER is aware that they are not allowed to run the boat aground/beach at any time and must come back to the boat rental docks if needing to go ashore. RENTER understands they must stay at least 200 feet from shore. 

  4. After dusk, it is required by state law to idle with the navigation lights on at all times when driving the boat. It is illegal and extremely dangerous to be on the water at night without operating both front red and green lights AND a rear white light. Lights should be checked before getting underway to ensure they are not only functional but also bright enough to be seen.

  5. All boats must idle at night. A speed of no more than 10 mph is recommended.

  6. Constantly scan for other boat traffic, debris, slower traffic, and even boats with no lights. Be prepared to react if it appears other boaters do not see you.

  7. It is illegal to ski and tube at night.

  8. RENTER understands that they will have the key returned to the boat rental no later than 8:30 am the morning their rental is due back in, and failure to do so will result in a $100 fine.  



RENTER MUST follow the weight limits and agree said watercraft will not be occupied by a greater number of persons than shown on this agreement due to safety concerns and to keep from damaging the watercraft. 

  1. PONTOON- No more than 13 people are allowed, the maximum weight for the captain's chair is 250 pounds.

  2. PWC- No more than 2 kids and 1 adult or 2 adults at one time. The maximum weight on the PWC is 530 pounds combined.

  3. SKI BOAT- No more than 9 people are allowed on the boat at one time. The maximum weight is 1160 total pounds. The maximum weight in the captain's chair is 250 pounds. The more people/weight on the boat the slower it will go. Ski Boat is best with about 6 people.


Cleaning Fee

A cleaning fee will be given if the boat is not returned in the same or close to the same condition it was in when it was rented. If the boat is returned in a manner in which the boat will take extra effort to clean than usual (extra amounts of mud, worm dirt, food, trash, etc.) there will be a charge of $50.00.

RENTER will have the opportunity to clean the watercraft, but if RENTER chooses not to do so there will be a charge.


$20 fine if you do not rinse the anchor off in the ski boat, and the boat is muddy when you return. Please keep it clean.


Please be courteous of the renters who are renting after you. Raccoon Lake Boat Rental gets very busy and it is difficult to clean after every renter if there is a big mess. We like to keep our equipment in good condition for all renters and keeping it clean will keep our equipment nice for a long time.


No pets are allowed! Be respectful of other renters. There will be an automatic $200 fine, $50 cleaning fee, and RENTER will be charged for any damages.


Leaving trash on the boat that would take up more than a small thank you bag to clean up will result in a $5 charge.

Please take your trash with you.

Chewed Gum

Chewed gum on any part of the boat there will be a $25  fine due to baking in the sun making it difficult to get off.


If there are any stains from clothing, etc left on the seats it will cost a minimum of $50. If the stain will not come out and the entire seat has to be replaced that will result in a $200 charge.

Please be careful and aware of what you are wearing!


It is against the law to overload the boat past maximum capacity. The maximum number of people includes infants and children! Going past weight and capacity limits result in a  $100 fine.


 RENTER understands that if they beach the watercraft or go within 200 ft from shore they may have their time on the water forfeited and will NOT be refunded, will pay for any damages that occur, and will be fined the $100 beaching fee. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS! RENTER understands that there could be debris/rocks close to shore, and they will be running the risk of damaging the prop, impeller, pontoons, and hull of the watercraft if they do so.

Unauthorized Driver and/or Unlicenced Driver

$50 for each driver not authorized to drive rental equipment. If an unlicensed (doesn't have VALID US driver license) drives, the fine will be charged and the rental will be immediately terminated without a refund. 

Flipping over PWC and filling with water

$50 plus pay for any damages that may occur.

Overnight Rentals

RENTER understands that they will NOT leave food on the boat. It is called Raccoon Lake for a reason. Doing so will result in a $50 fine as well as any additional cost of damages if one of those little critters decides to hop on and do any damages.


Service Fee

 Renter will be charged a $30 service charge plus parts if an employee is required to come out to help if the issue is not the fault of Raccoon Lake Boat Rental. This includes running out of fuel, so please keep an eye on your gas gauge. Please pay attention to our crew while they give instructions! Paying attention and reading over the paperwork explains what RENTER needs to know while on the water.  


Disorderly and Unsafe Conduct

  1. RENTER agrees not to use, nor permit the use of the rental craft for any unlawful purpose, in a careless or negligent manner, while under the influence of liquor and/or narcotics or by any other person, not the signatory of this agreement, or anyone who has not been recorded on the damage diagram.

  2. If RENTER is pulled over by law enforcement, caught by Raccoon Lake Boat Rental, or called in from other boaters on the water about bad conduct RENTER will immediately be brought back to the dock and the rental ended. RENTER will NOT be refunded or given time credit. Raccoon Lake Boat Rental does NOT tolerate any unsafe and disorderly behavior of any kind! Boating is meant to be fun and safe.

 Listen to instructions and make sure all the rules are followed to ensure a great time on the water by everyone.


Watersports Safety

  1. The pontoons and ski boats are able to pull tubers. Only 2 people are allowed to tube at a time.

  2. You MUST have a spotter in order to pull a tube, skier, or wakeboarder. RENTER will make sure there is a spotter at all times on the boat when there is someone on the tube, skis, or wakeboard to ensure their safety. The driver, spotter, and rider need to agree on hand signals before riding/skiing: ready, stop, speed up, slow down

By the renter signing below and the additional drivers signing below drivers/renters acknowledge that they have watched the video (or were given driving and lake instructions by an employee), passed the safety test, and have a valid drivers license. Drivers/Renter also acknowledges that they fully understand the video, lake rules, Raccoon Lake Boat Rental rules and policies, and instructions given by Raccoon Lake Boat Rental employees.


By signing, you are consenting to the use of your electronic signature in lieu of an original signature on paper. You have the right to request that you sign a paper copy instead. By checking here, you are waiving that right. After consent, you may, upon written request to us, obtain a paper copy of an electronic record. No fee will be charged for such a copy and no special hardware or software is required to view it. Your agreement to use an electronic signature with us for any documents will continue until such time as you notify us in writing that you no longer wish to use an electronic signature. There is no penalty for withdrawing your consent. In consideration of the agreement herein, LESSOR does lease to the undersigned (hereafter referred to as the LESSEE, RENTER, I, WE, THEIR, MYSELF, MY, AND YOU). Lessee has read all the above and agrees to all policies, fines, and rules. RENTER is signing off on behalf of myself and anyone else who will be on and driving the watercraft.

RENTER has carefully read this agreement and fully understands its contents. RENTER is aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between myself and Raccoon Lake Boat Rental and sign of my own free will. I (WE) HAVE READ THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS SET FORTH ON ALL PAGES; THAT I (WE) ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF A COPY OF THIS AGREEMENT



Call. 765-344-1989

Text.  765-592-3046

1223 S. Raccoon Parkway

Rockville, IN 47872



Sunday - Thursday 9 AM - 6 PM

Friday - Saturday 9 AM - 8 PM 

You must arrive at least an hour and a half before close to rent a boat!


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