A map showing locations of boating accidents and fatalities in Washington State from January 2011 through October 2017.
Learn what safety equipment is required by law. Requirements vary according to size and type of boat or paddlecraft.
Life jackets save lives. Learn about Washington state life jacket laws, how to properly fit a life jacket and more.
Don't have a life jacket? You can borrow one for free from any of the 180 life jacket loaner stands found across the state. You can also host your own life jacket loaner stand.
State law requires boat operators to carry a Washington State Boater Education Card when operating motorboats with 15 horsepower or greater (including personal watercraft or any motorized watercraft).
Washington’s diverse waterways require different skills, preparation and safety equipment for paddlers. Find tips, laws, and how to become a safer paddler.