The Official Kansas Boat Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with KS laws governing boating and safe operation with the boating handbook of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

The Handbook of Kansas Boating Laws and Responsibilities

The Handbook of Kansas Boating Laws and Responsibilities is the official boating handbook developed for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. The handbook introduces you to Kansas 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 Kansas 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 Kansas boating handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.