One of the best things about Grand Lake is the ability to maintain your shoreline and have a private dock.
And with that comes the need to know the rules and regulations about docks, have reliable contractors you can count on, and a plan to outfit that dock with perfect dock accessories to make the most of your Grand Lake Living.
Because there is little better when it comes to lake living than having your own private dock where your boat is secure, the family can fish and swim and play and it’s all yours.
Dock Rules and Regulations
Naturally, there are rules and regulations when it comes to private docks on Grand Lake.
And, for everything related to that, it’s best to go straight to the source. The Grand River Dam Authority.
You can visit their (updated!) website at www.grda.com and under the Resources menu tab you’ll find easy-to-navigate information on permitting, doing business with GRDA, habitable structures, and much more.
Or, call the GRDA Office of Ecosystems Management at (918) 782-4726 to get your dock questions answered.
It’s also worth noting that when you buy lakefront real estate at Grand Lake many times there will already be a dock attached to the property.
If that is the case you need to make sure to contact GRDA to transfer the permit for that dock.
If you are working with a real estate agent or broker they will surely help you with that…but ultimately it is up to you.
And once it’s yours…it’s yours! And with that comes the responsibility to keep it safe, up to code, and ready for your use throughout your time at the lake.
Featured Dock Construction and Repair Companies
Below are some featured Grand Lake dock builders that will both build you a new dock and repair your existing dock, plus other contractors that might come in handy – like electricians who are approved by GRDA to work on your dock.
As noted above, there are rules, regulations, and codes when it comes to private docks that are in place for the safety and benefit of everyone, so make sure you work with a Grand Lake area dock builder or contractor who is up-to-date on the codes.
Also, understand that the dock building and repair companies stay busy, busy, busy. So, it’s best to get on friendly terms with one to give you the best chance for that emergency service after a storm or something to make sure your dock doesn’t float away.
(As with other featured businesses you’ll find throughout this website, these businesses have paid to be included on this page)
Dock Supplies and Accessories
Now comes the fun part – accessorizing that dock with all of the supplies and toys to make the most of your time at the lake.
Of course, the number one dock accessory would be a new boat. And that’s why we’ve got a Grand Lake Boat Buyers Guide on this website. Go check that out.
Below you’ll find a mix of local retailers, local service providers (think boat covers, lifts, etc), plus some online retailers that can help you get everything you need – whether you are looking for that Parrot Head theme, or want to make sure everyone knows you are a Jayhawk. (Ok, or a Sooner or Cowboy)
So, there you go. I hope you found this guide to building, maintaining, and accessorizing your private Grand Lake dock helpful.
Whether you are ready to build a brand new, custom boat dock for your Grand Lake waterfront, are looking for a dock repair company, or need to get all the gear to make the most of your dock, the above businesses that serve Grand Lake area homeowners are the best place to start.