Boating Information 

Arkansas is blessed with more than 600,000 acres of lakes and more than 90,000 miles of rivers, streams and creeks. Boating is big fun, but it can be dangerous. The AGFC works to minimize accidents on the water through education and enforcement of boating regulations. Click one of the links below to get started enjoying the water the right way.

Arkansas Boating Handbook Icon
Arkansas Boating Laws

Safe Boating is no accident. Click here to read the informative Arkansas Boating Laws and Responsibilities Handbook and stay sharp on the water.

Federal Boating Laws

Many Arkansas lakes and rivers are governed by federal agencies as well as the AGFC. Be sure to learn all the laws before heading out on the water.

Boater Education Icon
Boating Education

Anyone operating a motorboat in Arkansas who was born after 1985 must have a Boating Education Card. Click here to get details on classes and testing sites.

Vessel Safety Check icon
Vessel Safety Check

Want to learn the top 15 things people fail to use on their boats that could save a life? Click here to learn more and get a courtesy safety check of your boat.