Boat Nevada

NDOW is the boating safety, education and enforcement agency for the state of Nevada. The boating safety office is responsible for boating education, safety and law enforcement. Our ultimate goal is to create a safe boating environment and experience for Nevada boaters.

That means helping you learn about the basics of boating safety, including proper fitting lifejackets and the rules of the water.

Children under 13 must wear life jackets and all persons should wear a life jacket.

Boating Education

Nevada Boaters are born on or after January 1, 1983 are required to complete a Nevada Department of Wildlife approved boater education course before operating a boat on Nevada's interstate waters. NDOW recommends everyone get their boating education card before heading out on the water. Learn More

More Information:

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency  Lake Mead NRA  

Paddle Craft

People who use paddle craft, including canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards, are required to carry a life jacket and follow boating rules of the road. Even though you are paddling, you are still a boater subject to many of the same requirements. Learn More

Boating Accessibility Resources

Boating Accessibility resources include ADA accessible boat ramps, and facilities.

Learn more: Accessible Boating