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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Taking to the water in your power boat, sailboat, jet ski​, or canoe is a great way to enjoy Colorado’s many waterways.

Whether you're swimming or boating, it's important to use common sense while you’re out on the water. The Colorado Boating Program helps you get underway safely while enhancing your boating experience.

Registration is required for all power boats and sail boats operating on Colorado waters. Boating accidents that result in injury or death, or damage beyond $500 must be reported using a Boating Accident Report Form. 

Boatable Waters

Looking for a new place to take your boat? See the Boatable Waters page for a list of  Colorado waterways. Be a safe and competent boater by  becoming familiar with the current Colorado Boating Rules & Regulations.

 Boat Inspections

Mandatory - This boating season brings with it mandatory state-certified boat inspect​ions to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Colorado.

 Boating Safety

 ​Water sports are a great way to have fun in the sun, whether you take to the water in your power boat, sailboat, canoe or just jump in for a swim. The Colorado Boating Safety Program promotes safe vessel operation while enhancing boating experiences. For more information, visit the Boating Safety pages. For a list of upcoming boat safety classes, please view the Boat Safety class schedule.

 Inspection And Decontamination

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