The Official Arkansas Boater Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with Arkansas laws governing boating and safe vessel operation with the boating handbook of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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Arkansas Specific

The waters of Arkansas state are a national resource. Recreational boating on these waters contributes to the well-being of both residents and visitors.

Boating Basics

Safety on Arkansas waterways is the responsibility of all boaters. Use the handbook to familiarize yourself with the necessary steps to make outings safe and enjoyable.

It’s the Law!

Arkansas law enforcement officers patrol the waterways to make your boating experience safe and pleasant. Cooperate with them by following the state boating laws and guidelines in this handbook.

  • Boat ramp etiquette
  • Boating safety tips
  • Local regulations

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