Arizona Game and Fish Department
Welcome Message to Arizona Boaters
Welcome to Arizona's beautiful waterways. We in Arizona are fortunate
to have some of the most breathtaking, expansive lakes and
rivers in the country for our recreational enjoyment.
past few years have seen a steady increase in both the numbers
and diverse types of watercraft on our state's waterways, making
the responsibilities of boating enforcement and education increasingly
important and complex.
We at the Arizona Game and Fish Department are committed to
providing you with an enjoyable boating experience. We've produced
this guide to provide all boaters and water enthusiasts with a
positive experience while using one of Arizona's most valuable
resources, our waterways. In addition to courtesy and defensive
boating, this information is designed to aid you by highlighting
Arizona's boating laws on our state's waterways. We also encourage you to take a complete course on boating safety, available from our certified instructors throughout the state. For information, call 623-236-7235 or visit our website: www.azgfd.gov.
Have a wonderful boating season, and obey the laws. Remember, "it
only takes one"—one time not wearing a PFD (life
jacket), one drink that puts you over the limit, or one second
of reckless operation.
Everything you need to know about boating in Arizona is just
a click away ... on the Web!
- Stay current on all boating safety laws
- Get weekly fishing reports
- Find answers to questions about boat registration, fishing
license, and regulations
- Learn about state park locations and fees; available camping;
and fishing, hiking, and boating activities
- Renew your vessel registration online at www.azgfd.gov/watercraft. For questions call 602-940-3000
New boating laws ...
- Call the Arizona Game and Fish Department at 602-942-3000
- Visit the Arizona
Game and Fish Department website: www.azgfd.gov
Information in this booklet does not replace what is specifically
legal for boating in Arizona, which is found in the Arizona
Revised Statutes, Arizona Game and Fish Commission Rules,
and Federal Laws.