Boating Education Lagniappe Day Slated for April 23

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be hosting the 11th annual “Boating Education Lagniappe Day” on April 23 at eight different locations across the state.

During Boating Education Lagniappe Day, LDWF will provide instructors for the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) boating education course and NASBLA boating education certification and lunch with some locations also providing door prizes all free of charge.

LDWF urges the public to register quickly as most places have limited spaces available and registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register for one of the eight classes, please visit and click on the link for “Find A Course Near You”.

Anybody born after Jan. 1, 1984 must complete a NASBLA approved boating education course and carry proof of completion to operate a motorboat in excess of 10 horsepower.

The course includes information on choosing a boat, classification, hulls, motors, legal requirements and equipment requirements. The course also covers many navigation rules and charts, trailering, sailboats, canoeing, personal watercraft and more. Completion of the course will result in the student being issued a vessel operators certification.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Agents Association along with other business partners help make annual Lagniappe Day possible across the state.

Below is the list of lagniappe class locations:

Webster Parish
LDWF Region 1 Office
9961 Highway 80
Minden, LA 71055

Ouachita Parish
Academy Sports and Outdoors
111 Constitution Dr.
West Monroe, LA 71292

Winn Parish
Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office Range
633 Old Alexandria Highway
Winnfield, LA 71483

Lafayette Parish
LDWF Lafayette Office
200 Dulles Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70506

Vermilion Parish
Lake Arthur Boat Club
123 Daigle Rd.
Gueydan, LA 70542

Terrebonne Parish
Terrebonne Parish Rifle Range
2100 Savanne Rd.
Houma, LA 70361

St. Tammany Parish
Mandeville Soccer Club
790 Florida St.
Mandeville, LA 70448

Jefferson Parish
Bayou Segnette State Park “Wave Pool Facility”
7777 Westbank Expy
Westwego, LA 70094