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)

East Haddam Swing Bridge Project

Coastal Access (ct.gov)

Boating Infrastructure Grant Program


Outreach Events

July events coming soon!

Seasonal Opportunities

Seasonal Employment (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


Navigation Information & Closures

KE Streeter Boat Launch (ct.gov)

Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 54 (Tuesday, March 21, 2023) (govinfo.gov) (Route 1 Bridge Across Housatonic River Information)



Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species (ct.gov)

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