A boating education course designed to teach the fundamentals of safe boating necessary to reduce loss of life, personal injury, and property damage while increasing the boating enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts will be offered at Cane Creek State Park on June 4 and June 5 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat or sailboat, must have successfully completed an Arkansas Game & Fish Commission-approved boating education course and carry proof while operating a motorboat or sailboat on Arkansas water.

The basic 6-hour boating course includes Arkansas boating law, boat classification, registration and trailering, personal flotation devices, rules of the road, maintenance, and boating accidents. You must attend all class sessions to complete the course. The course is free and open to the public.

For more information about this course or to pre-register, call the visitor center at (870) 628-4714.