Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Locks and Dams

There are locks and dams located on the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers, in and near Pittsburgh. The locks in Pennsylvania are built and maintained by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, and provi...

Reckless Boat Operation in Pennsylvania

It is illegal in the state of Pennsylvania to operate any boat or to manipulate any water-skis, aquaplane or similar device in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the life, limb...

Boating and Alcohol Laws in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Boating and Alcohol Laws No person shall operate any boat on Pennsylvania waters while they are under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination thereof. Alcohol is prohibit...

Life Jacket Laws in Pennsylvania

All boats must have a USCG-approved wearable life jacket on board for each person. Life jackets must be the appropriate size for the person intended. Check the life jacket label to ensure it’s the a...

Pennsylvania’s Boater Education Requirements

Pennsylvania’s Boater Education Requirements Any person born on or after January 1st, 1982, is required to have a Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate in order to operate a motorize...