The Official Nevada Boat Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with NV laws governing boating and safe operation with the boating handbook of the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

The Handbook of Nevada Boating Laws

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