The Official Indiana Boat Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with IN laws governing boating and safe boat operation with the boating handbook of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The Handbook of Indiana Boating Laws and Responsibilities

The Handbook of Indiana Boating Laws and Responsibilities is the official boating handbook developed for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The handbook introduces you to Indiana laws governing boating and provides general information about safe vessel operation.

Use this handbook to familiarize yourself with steps to make all your boating outings safe and enjoyable. Remember, safety on Indiana waterways is the responsibility of all boaters.

Topics include:

  • Vessel Basics
  • Navigation Rules
  • Nighttime Navigation
  • Emergencies
  • Personal Watercraft (PWCs)
  • Boating Laws and Regulations
  • Required Equipment
  • Skiing
  • And much more…

Free Version

This Indiana boating handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.