Boating - Washington Recreation & Conservation Office. Getting to the Water. Water Access Sites.Of Washington’s nearly 4,500 lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, the Department of Fish and Wildlife manages more than 600 access sites, giving boaters and those fishing from banks, access to the water.
Boating Basics Know the Law To ensure the safety of yourself and others, get to know the state laws for operating your boat. Check out the Adventures in Boating Washington Handbook to learn many of the boating rules, including the following: Proper fueling. How to secure a boat to a trailer. The right way to […]
Equipment Requirements . The Adventures in Boating Washington Handbook provides a checklist of legally required items by boat type and size. The following is a short list of key equipment you should carry on board. Read the Full Law; Life Jackets. All vessels, including canoes and kayaks, must have at least one U.S. Coast Guard–approved Type I, II, or III life jacket for each person on board.
Abandoned Boats and Fishing Gear Boats, fishing nets, shrimp traps, and crab pots left in the water can cause problems for swimmers, boats, wildlife, and the environment. Abandoned VesselsThe Washington Department of Natural Resources operates a derelict vessel removal program that provides funding and expertise to help public agencies remove and dispose of abandoned boats. […]
Where to Go Fishing Fish Washington! This Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Web site offers anglers the when, where, and how-to guide to fishing in Washington. Look for the mobile app! Explore more than 600 places to access the state’s lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Find your favorite fishing hole! Recreation.Gov: Find places with fish-related […]
Getting a Mandatory Boater Education Card If you are boating in Washington, you must have a Washington State Boater Education Card with you when operating a boat 15 horsepower or greater. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safety Classes U.S. Power Squadron – America’s Boating Course Adventures in Boating Washington Handbook Free Online Paddle Sports Safety Course […]
Boating and the Environment How boaters operate and maintain their vessels can significantly affect the health of lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. It is a boater’s legal responsibility to help protect Washington waters and aquatic wildlife. Clean Marina Initiative Pump-outs Operate and Maintain Your Vessel Responsibly Vessel Operation Take it slow. Proceed slowly in shallow […]
It’s the Law. All vessels, including canoes and kayaks, must have at least one U.S. Coast Guard–approved Type I, II, or III life jacket for each person on board.; One U.S. Coast Guard–approved Type IV (throwable) flotation device must be on board vessels 16 feet or longer.Canoes and kayaks are exempt from this requirement.
Boating - Washington Recreation & Conservation Office. Registration Documents. To navigate, operate, employ, or moor your vessel in Washington, you must have a title from the Washington Department of Licensing, a registration card, and registration decals, unless your vessel is one of the following:
Abandoned vesselsWashington Department of Natural Resources derelict vessel removal [email protected] Aquatic nuisance sightingsWashington Invasive Species CouncilReport Sightings Boating grantsRecreation and Conservation [email protected](360) 902-3000 Boating safety and educationWashington State Parks and Recreation [email protected] Fishing ...
A variety of Washington State agencies provide grants for boating facilities, education programs, and other activities. Below is a list of some of the grants available. Pumpout Grant Program (any recreational boat) The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Boating Programs Office offers grants for the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pump-out and dump […]
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Boating - Washington Recreation & Conservation Office. Weather. The National Weather Service provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas. On this page, boaters can gain access to marine and river forecasts as well as weather information.
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