Our Boating Handbook contains rules, safety and other information. You may also visit https://gadnrle.org/boating-rules-regulations for more information.
Before You Go
Register Your Boat
Required Equipment Checklist
Make sure you're properly equipped before heading out onto the water.
SPLASH! Wear It!
Learn how to keep you and your family safe around water by using lifejackets, as well as other tips.
As of July 1, 2014, all persons born on or after January 1, 1998 that operate any motorized vessel on the waters of the state must have completed a boat education course approved by the department prior to such operation.
Places to Boat
Boating Interactive Map
Use this interactive map to find boating opportunities near you.
Georgia has over 140 public boat ramps around the state. Use the map to find boat ramps in your area!
Public Fishing Areas offer opportunities to fish from the bank or a boat, picnic, hike, watch wildlife and enjoy the outdoors.
Certain Wildlife Management Areas located on lakes or rivers offer boating access.
Many Georgia state parks with lakes offer boat ramps, docks, rentals and marinas.