Boating in Virginia

Get boating resources in Virginia, learn more about Virginia’s boat registration requirements, state regulations and more.

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Top Boating Spots in Virginia

Bear Creek Lake State Park
Bear Creek Lake is less than an hour west of Richmond. It's the perfect getaway for the outdoor enthusiast.
Pocahontas Lake State Park
Located 20 miles from downtown Richmond, the park offers boating, picnicking, camping, cabins, and hiking.
Lake Anna State Park
Lake Anna in Lake Anna State Park is well-known for its largemouth bass, crappie and bream populations.
Tips for Protecting Fish and Water Resources

Tips for Protecting Fish and Water Resources

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Boating and Fishing Etiquette: Wake Up

Boating and Fishing Etiquette: Wake Up

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5 Boater Safety Courses That Prevent Common Accidents

5 Boater Safety Courses That Prevent Common Accidents

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Boating Safety

Boat Safety Checklist

Boat Safety Checklist

Before you leave shore, take the time to read through this boat safety checklist.

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Boat Safety Equipment

Boat Safety Equipment

Learn about the essential boat safety equipment you should have on board at all times

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Boat Safety Courses

Boat Safety Courses

Education is one of the most important aspects of boating safely and responsibly.

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