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Boating is a great way to enjoy the outdoors as a family. A boat trip can be an opportunity to learn about nature and waterway navigation while giving the entire family a break from computers and cell phones. Before you take your first trip, be sure you have your Pennsylvania boat registration and are knowledgeable on state boating laws.
When you educate yourself on current boating laws and regulations, you are taking the first step to help protect yourself, your family, other boaters and state waterways. Pennsylvania has its own set of boating rules and regulations that are put into effect for safety and conservation purposes. Have your valid boat registration paperwork on board, and check current boating laws for the area or waterway where you plan to boat.
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 in Pennsylvania; however, these fees are used by the state to help sustain our natural resources and promote responsible boating.
Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission site.
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