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The lakes and waterways in Ohio 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 Ohio waterways or the nation's waterways.
Boating in the state of Ohio is under the control of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. If you were born after 1981, Ohio requires the completion of a boating safety course for boats with more than 10 hp.
We have put together these resources for Ohio boaters. Please click on the links below for additional information.
Boating Courses OH Equipment Requirements OH
Boating Registration OH Boating License OH
A fishing license is required. Ohio offers an annual license that is valid from March 1 through February 28, the following year. Fishing licenses are available from various outlets including online. Ohio also offers a 1 day and 3 day license. For more information on fishing in Ohio please visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.