The Official Louisiana Boat Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with LA laws governing boating and safe operation with the boating handbook of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

The Handbook of Louisiana Boating Laws and Responsibilities

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