Find out what the laws are in your state for boating and trailering your boat.


Arkansas is blessed with more than 600,000 acres of lakes andmore than 90,000 miles of rivers, streams and creeks. Boating isbig fun, but it can be dangerous. The AGFC works to minimizeaccidents on the water through education and enforcement of boatingregulations.

  • Arkansas Boating Laws
    Safe Boating is no accident. Read the informative Arkansas Boating Laws and Responsibilities Handbook and stay sharp on the water.
  • Boating Education
    Anyone operating a motorboat in Arkansas who was born after 1985 must have a Boating Education Card. Get details on classes and testing sites.

The Reference Guide to State Boating Laws answers a number of questions related to recreational boating safety public law. Topics covered include boating education, operator age, water skiing, boat noise, numbering & titling, personal watercraft,boating under the influence, personal flotation devices and more.Courtesy of the National Association of State Law Administrators(NASBLA).


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