A comprehensive handbook defining Michigan's boating laws and regulations, navigation rules, weather emergencies, encountering other vessels and much more.
Find out where alcohol possession and use is limited in state parks, recreation areas and boating access sites.
Registrations expire on March 31 in the third year of issuance.
Michigan conservation officers and county sheriffs encourage everyone operating boats to enroll in a boating safety course.
The majority of state-sponsored boating access sites are posted closed 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. unless otherwise posted.
Know what signage means or (ie. "traffic signals" on the water).
Who needs to wear a life jacket and what type of personal floatation device needs to be carried on your boat in Michigan.
Know the rules about motorboats, high-speed boating, water skiing and more for particular waterbodies.
The laws include the removal of drain plugs and aquatic organisms from boats and trailers and the disposal of unused baitfish.
There are some restrictions in some locations during certain times of the year.