The Official South Dakota Boat Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with SD laws governing boating and safe boat operation with the boating handbook of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

The Handbook of South Dakota Boating Laws and Responsibilities

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