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.