Safety Tips – Boating

One of St. Martin Parish’s greatest assets is its direct access to a variety of water resources and the citizens and visitors of our parish truly get to experience our “sportsman’s paradise”.

With all of the water in our parish, boating, both commercial and recreational, has always been part of our cultural heritage. Unfortunately, as the number of boats entering the water increases, the number of accidents also increases.

Safety Organizations
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has primary responsibility for patrolling the interior waterways of the parish, including the Atchafalaya Basin and the many bayous and lakes in the parts of the parish. 

To report the hazardous operation of a boat, call 337-394-2824.