Paddle Safe Week

Paddle Safe Week_General_InstagramThe Washington State Parks Boating Program is leading a statewide effort to create a culture of safety around paddlesports because Washington’s diverse waterways require different skills, preparation and safety equipment.

Paddle Safe Week is a public safety campaign to remind paddlers about habits such as wearing a life jacket, never paddling under the influence, carrying the right equipment, knowing navigational rules and more.

help promote paddle safe week

For the fourth year in a row, Governor Inslee has issued a proclamation declaring July 23-29, 2022, as Paddle Safe Week

Help us share the message of paddle safety. How? Be an influencer and leverage your media. Write a blog, create a video, post on social media, publish an article or share a message on your website. Following are resources to produce messaging:

Find detailed safety tips for paddlers by visiting

additional resources

Following are additional resources you can use to educate yourself and others about paddlesport safety.


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Phone apps (free)

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