Get on board: Boating safety courses scheduled

Boating season is here, and Colorado law says prospective motorboat operators ages 14 and 15 must complete a state-approved boat safety course. Courses are being offered monthly during the spring and summer at Highline Lake State Park.

With spring in the air and many of the region’s lakes and reservoirs either open or nearly open for boating, it’s time to remember boating safety.

The minimum unrestricted age for operating a motorboat or personal watercraft in Colorado is 16; however, 14- and 15-year-olds may do so after successfully completing a boating-safety course.

Highline State Park offers these two-hour safety courses throughout the spring and summer, with the first being April 28.

Cost is $15, and it is open to all interested boaters.

Don’t forget the life jacket.

WHAT: A two-hour state-approved boating safety course.

WHERE: Highline Lake State Park, north of Loma at Q and 1800 roads.

WHEN: Offered once a month from April through September.

HOW: Pre-registration is required. Call 303-791-1954 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and request The Boating Safely in Colorado home study manual.


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