|PA Boating Handbook
This handbook was prepared to provide boaters with information they need to know when operating watercraft
on Pennsylvania waterways. It reviews the Commission's boating regulations and includes information
and tips to follow while boating....GO!
Boating Regulation Recap brochure – highlights of boating laws & regulations....GO!
Boating Courses & Safety Certificates
A certificate is required in PA to operate certain boats and for youth boaters. Course
schedules and descriptions, and an online course is available ....GO!
PFD (life jacket) Information
Types, laws, advice, fit, etc.; also a listing of manufacturers....GO!
Special Regulation Areas
Shows special regulation areas by county....GO!
New or proposed regulations and legislation. Public comments are welcome on proposed....GO!
Charter Boats & Fishing Guides
Fishing guides and charter boat operators must be permitted by the Commission to operate within PA....GO!