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Once you have purchased a boat, you will need to apply for your Colorado boat registration and learn CO boating regulations. Colorado has freshwater lakes and reservoirs that are suitable for boaters of every experience level; however, it is important to have a copy of your registration documents on hand and know the boating rules of the road before you go.
CO boating regulations and laws cover topics such as required safety equipment, personal floatation devices, aids to navigation, lights, and boat capacity. Know the federal boating laws in addition to state-specific laws and regulations. Boating laws and regulations are put into place to protect everyone who uses state waterways.
Your boat registration serves as documentation to prove that you are the rightful owner of a vessel. There are registration fees that you will need to pay when you register your boat; however, these fees are used by the state to help sustain our natural resources and promote responsible boating.
Colorado has its own set of boating rules to protect the waterways and keep everyone who uses them safe.
Learn how to take care of your crew and your boat, while also taking care of our valuable water resources.
Additional resources and information can be found directly on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife site.
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