We’re fortunate to have access to Georgia’s many lakes, where people of all ages can enjoy swimming, boating, water skiing, tubing and other water sports. Water activities are fun and also contribute to physical fitness, but it’s important to exercise caution and stay safe in and around water.
Both beginners and experienced swimmers should observe these basic safety rules that apply to swimming and water sports.
Bring a small first-aid kit to prevent minor mishaps from spoiling your vacation, outing or event.
Your kit may contain:
With so many lakes in Georgia, there are plenty of places to go water skiing and boating. But before you head out on the water, it's important to know how to stay safe. Here are some guidelines to help keep you safe.
Find current, pertinent information about Georgia's boating regulations and boat registration through The Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division by visiting the link below or calling 1-800-366-2661. With this online resource, you can also locate boat ramps throughout the state and discover available boating education opportunities.