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Safe on the Lake: Boating Safety

Boat responsibly and don't wreck your summer.

Boating is a popular summertime recreational activity in Georgia, and Lake Allatoona is definitely a busy lake during this time of the year. According to the  Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the peak boating season runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

It is important to learn the state regulations and safety measures before driving or getting on a boat. 

The Handbook of Georgia Boating Laws and Responsibilities can be viewed online on  Boat Ed Georgia or be picked up at the  in Cartersville. You can also take the comprehensive  online boating safety course, which benefits students who want to receive official Georgia boating safety certification.

The  Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division offers extensive information on its website to help people understand Georgia’s boating regulations, find boat ramp locations throughout the state, discover available boating education opportunities and learn how to register your boat. 

Boat responsibly and don't wreck your summer.

, learn more about Patch's  project, and follow the latest updates on our  Safe on the Lake Facebook page.

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