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Lake Pueblo State Park Hosts Boating Safety Program for Teens
Colorado State Parks Press Release
Lake Pueblo State Park Hosts Boating Safety Program for Teens

PUEBLO, Colo. – Lake Pueblo State Park will host three boating safety review sessions and exams for teenagers who want to operate motorboats or personal watercraft this boating season. The boating safety courses will be held at 1 p.m. on three Saturdays: June 6, July 1 and July 11 in the auditorium at the park’s visitor center.
Anyone operating a motorboat or personal watercraft in Colorado must be at least 16 years old. However, 14 to 15 year olds who successfully complete this state-approved boating safety course can operate a motorboat or personal watercraft in Colorado.
Adults are welcome and encouraged to attend as well. To attend the class, call (303) 791-1954 or send an email to to register and request study manuals. Please include your name, address, date of birth, phone number and the number of manuals you need. Each individual will need their own manual.
Boat operator cards will be issued to students who attend the review session and pass the exam. The certification fee is $15 per student and the student must bring a 1-by-1 inch photo that will be laminated onto their operator card. Please contact Lake Pueblo State Park at (719) 561-9320 for more information.
Throughout 2009, Colorado State Parks is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities.
Attracting more than 11 million visitors per year, Colorado's 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado's economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 242,531 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,000 campsites, and 57 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit