Boating safety

  • Learn to swim.
  • Wear a life vest not only when in a boat but at a dock and other locations close to the water..
  • Alcohol and boating don’t mix. (Alcohol is prohibited at OWASA's lakes.)
  • Look for the label showing the weight limit/number of people who can use the boat(don’t overload the boat).
  • Watch the weather.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher, marine radio, first aid kit, whistle, and anchor on board.
  • Tell someone where you are and when you plan to return.
  • Avoid boating alone.