Colorado Boating Safely Course


PARK PASS IS REQUIRED Merge onto CO-470 E via EXIT 260 toward Colorado Springs. Merge onto US-285 S toward Fairplay. Turn left to stay on US-285 S. Turn right onto W US Highway 50/US-50 W. Continue to follow US-50 W. Turn left onto S Hillcrest Dr. Turn right onto Niagara Rd. Turn left onto S Townsend Ave/US-550 S. Continue to follow US-550 S. 28555 HIGHWAY 550 is on the right.

2017-09-02 18:00:00 UTC

About Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Anyone operating a motorboat, including a personal watercraft (PWC) or sailboat in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. Individuals who are 14 and 15 and have successfully completed a state approved boating safely course can operate a motorized vessel in Colorado. The Boating Safely course is a combination of home study and classroom hours.Students must read and study the 60 page manual prior to attending a review session with a boating instructor. To receive a manual, purchase it online here. If you are unable to purchase and use the electronic manual, please call 303-291-7575 or email to request a physical manual. The review session will run 2 to 3 hours, depending on class size. Students will take a written test at the end of the session and must pass with a score of at least 70% to receive a boater ID card. Important Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age at the time of the class to attend a review session, and those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.All attendees must bring the following to be admitted to the review session: In the event of a scheduling conflict or illness, students may request a move to another review session by calling 303-291-7575. We ask that you do this no later than 24 hours prior to the class.

25700 Highway 550
Ridgway State Park

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