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.
Looking for a new place to take your boat?
Boatable Waters page for an alphabetical list of Colorado waterways. Colorado's Boatable Waters range from the 150-mile-long Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area to small mountain lakes and large reservoirs.
Be a safe and competent boater by becoming familiar with the current Colorado
Boating Rules & Regulations.
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