CT Boating and Paddling

The Boating Division’s mission is to enhance boating safety, improve boating access and associated infrastructure on Connecticut’s waters, foster environmental stewardship and reduce or eliminate user conflicts. The division works in cooperation with other divisions as well as with its federal, municipal, and boating safety stakeholders to provide clean, safe, and well-maintained boating access.

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Boater's Guide

The following is a running list of URLs that correspond to our CT Boating and Paddling Instagram posts:

Boating Safety & Information

If Found Sticker (ct.gov)

Renew vessel registration | Connecticut DMV

Fire Extinguishers Requirements for the Recreational Boater FAQ (uscgboating.org)

Boat Launches in Connecticut

Boating Classes (ct.gov)


Outreach Events

Please see our social media accounts for upcoming events!


Seasonal Opportunities

Boating Division Seasonal Job Opportunities (ct.gov)


Pumpout Boat and Clean Vessel Act Information

CVA Grant Program Information (ct.gov)

A Recreational Boater's Guide to Vessel Sewage

Pumpout Facilities Clean Boating Information (ct.gov)

Clean Vessel Act Awards for 2023


Navigation Information & Closures

KE Streeter Boat Launch (ct.gov)

Pachaug Pond Boat Launch (ct.gov)


Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species (ct.gov)

Grants for the Control of Aquatic Invasive Species (ct.gov)