May 18-24 is Safe Boating Week
See the Governor's proclamation. For more information, visit National Safe Boating Week and Safe Boating Campaign.
Law gets tough on boating under the influence
State Parks seeks Boating Safety Advisory Council member
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking an experienced hunter or angler who uses a boat in their sport to serve on the Boating Safety Advisory Council.
FREE online paddle sports safety course!
The Washington State Parks Boating Program invites boaters to try an online course for paddlers. The free, online paddling course is being offered by BoaterExam.com. The course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, a nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. The course covers the basics for your first adventure on the water…a must for anyone looking to start paddling. Whether you have a desire to learn the sport for the first time or improve your skills as a paddler, the course will provide you with basic boating knowledge and sharpen your skills.
Take the free course and you'll start your boating season with important information that will help you build on your technique, confidence, and enhance your time out on the waterways! Get started
Did you know that state law requires you to take a safety education course and to have a boater education card to operate a
motorboat with 15 horsepower or greater?