The Official Washington Boat Safety Handbook

Stay up to date with WA laws governing boating and safe boat operation with the boating handbook of the Washington State Parks.

Adventures in Boating Washington Handbook

Adventures in Boating Washington Handbook is the official boating handbook developed for the Washington State Parks. The handbook introduces you to Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington boating handbook is also available in free web and PDF versions.