• Obtain and review the boating laws of Virginia and North Carolina; they are not the same.
  • Create a Float Plan and let people know where you are going and when you intend to return.
  • Take advantage of the free Boating Safety Inspections offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
  • Sign up for the Safe Boating Courses by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
  • Vessels with enclosed bilge and fuel tank compartments need to be properly ventilated.
  • Inboard gasoline engine carburetors must be equipped with USCG approved flame arrestors.
  • Please do not litter; secure your paper, plastic, cans, cigarette butts and bottles.
  • Every vessel should carry a properly rigged anchor with at least 100 feet of line.
  • Stay alert and be courteous to fellow boaters.

Become a Member of the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council

Memberships are $5.00 per person - $10.00 per family $10.00 per Business.