In addition to the over 3,000 miles of coastline, you can go boating in Washington on one of the state’s many freshwater rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Find useful resources such as vessel registration requirements, boating regulations and links to local boating education courses in this section.

Additional boating information can be found at Fish Washington, which offers when-, where- and how-to information to all levels of boaters and anglers with features that allow users to search for fishing, boating and mapping information for lakes and marine areas throughout Washington.

The Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission regulates the state boating laws in Washington.