Paddling Safety Resources

Want to learn more about paddling safety? We've gathered an arsenal of resources to help you out. Our compiled list below includes infographics, articles, videos, and more--everything you need to ensure a safe trip on the river!

Wear It (Safe Boating Campaign): 

Ocean Kayak: 

American Canoe: 

American Paddler: 

  • Kayaking Tips & Hacks (choosing a kayak, accessories, gear, reviews, safety tips, tour recommendations)

USGS Boating: 

  • Safety for Recreational Boaters (life jackets, accident reporting, carbon monoxide, links to other websites with more detailed information and boating safety courses)

Department of Natural Resources (Maryland): 

  • Paddle Smart Guide (PDFs of safe paddling and boating brochures: life jackets, safety checklist, cold water survival, river rescue, etc.)  

PA Fish and Boat Commission: 

PA League of Angling Youth:

 YouTube Instructional Videos: 



Ready to plan your next trip? Visit our Water Trails Page for suggested paddling itineraries and be sure to check out our Quick Guide to Paddling the Susquehanna.