Boating Information

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Boating Insurance

This summer months signal a time for enjoyment on the water. Review your liability insurance to make sure you are covered in the event of an accident. 

State Requirements

Washington State Boaters Education Cards are required of all 12 years of age and older (those born before 1955 are exempt): Official Wash. Boating Safety Course On-line.  Age for operating 10HP or more is 14 years old unless accompanied by a person legally capable of operating the vessel.


Boating Regulations

It’s important to carry a copy of the Skagit County Boating Regulations Skagit County Boating Regulations in your boat. Copies of the boating regulations are available at LCIA meetings, and at the boat launch. 

Boating regulations address operations of powerboats, sailing crafts, paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, personal watercrafts, as well as deep water swimming and divers.

Lake Regulations

  • There is a “NO WAKE” Zone on Lake Cavanaugh: 150 feet from docks, floats, other vessels or the shore.
  •  It’s important to remember that waterskiing must proceed in a counter-clockwise direction.  
  • Boaters can only be on the lake during the day ( ½ hour after sunrise to ½ hour after sunset).
  • For emergencies call 911. To report a non-emergency call the Sheriff’s office at 360.336.9456

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