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The lakes in Virginia offer residents many resources for boating, fishing and relaxation. LakeBrowser provides information on boating, fishing, weather, community, lodging, events and more including our Lake Resource Guide. Use the Lake Resource Guide to search for resources around Virginia waterways or the nation's waterways.
Boating in the state of Virginia is under the control of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. On July 1, 2011, Virginia began its phase-in of the Education Compliance Requirement for all Virginia boaters. As of July 1, 2012 all PWC operators, regardless of age, and motorboat operators 30 years of age or younger are required to meet the boating education requirements by successfully completing a boating safety course before operating a vessel on Virginia waterways. Click Boating Courses VA for more information.
We have put together these resources for Virginia boaters. Please click on the links below for additional information.
Boating Courses VA Equipment Requirements VA
Boating Registration VA Boating License VA
A fresh water and salt water fishing license is required. The license is vaild one year from the date of purchase. Fishing licenses are available from various outlets including online. For more information on fishing in Virginia please visit Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.