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Safe Boating Week is May 18-24

State parks boating program provides tips and resources


OLYMPIA—Last year, there were 103 reported boating accidents with 21 fatalities and 57 injuries, with over 70 percent of those taking place between May and August, according to Washington’s recreational boating accident data.

The Washington State Parks Boating Program recommends the following safety tips and resources.

Many recreational boaters in Washington must complete an approved boating education course and carry a card. Even those not required to carry cards can take a safety course to increase their safety knowledge. Learn more at

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