Colorado Boating Safely Course

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Take I-70 to the Rifle exit (#90), then go north on Hwy. 13 for four miles. This takes you through the town of Rifle on Railroad Ave. When the road comes to a 'Y', stay to the right on Highway 13. Turn right onto Highway 325 and drive 6 miles to Rifle Gap State Park.

2017-08-18 23:00:00 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 boating.safety@state.co.us 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.


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