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Utah State Parks & Recreation rangers and other officers with law enforcement authority may enforce the boating laws of Utah. The U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies also have enforcement authority on interstate waters.

  • Officers have the authority to stop and board your vessel, on land or on water, in order to check for compliance with state and federal laws.
  • It is illegal to refuse to follow the directive of a law enforcement officer. An operator who has received a visual or audible signal from a law enforcement officer must bring his or her vessel to a stop.
Utah State Parks and Recreation officers checking compliance

Utah State Parks & Recreation rangers and other officers with law enforcement authority may stop and board vessels in order to check for compliance with state and federal laws.