DEEP: Boating


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The Boating Office located at Sherwood Island State Park is closed for the 2014 Boating Season.

The National Vessel Documentation Center's phones will not be manned on Thursdays.

The Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) launches its second annual Safe Rider Program.

The 2012 Annual Boating Achievement Report and Accidents Statistics is available.

A Notice of Intent to Amend the Boating Safety Regulations to create a Slow-No-Wake Zone on Lake Waramaug has been issued.  The Public Hearing was held on November 8, 2013.  The Public comment date has passed. 

Candlewood Lake Regulations - effective March 6, 2013

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The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is working hard to keep Connecticut’s waterways safe, clean and fun for all boaters. We look to every boat operator to help us in our efforts by knowing and obeying the laws and regulations as well as exercising sound environmental practices.

Enjoy your time on our waters. Make the sound choice to boat safely and responsibly.
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