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The Ohio River is a boundary between Ohio and the states of Kentucky and West Virginia. Numerous enforcement agencies patrol this river and each has the authority to enforce boating safety laws and assist boaters in distress. Boating safety equipment and operating laws vary from state to state. Please contact the following agencies for boating or fishing regulations.

US Coast Guard
Marine Safety Detachment
3653 River Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45204
513-921-9033

Kentucky
Dept. of Fish & Wildlife - Division of Law Enforcement
#1 Game Farm Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601
Info: 1-800-858-1549
Violations: (In-State)
1-800-252-5378, 1-800-828-2628
Kentucky Sport Fishing and Boating Guide

Indiana
Dept. of Natural Resources
Indiana Conservation Officers
District 9 Headquarters
11050 Keeler Road
Brookville, IN 47012-0100
765-647-5835
Indiana DNR

West Virginia
Dept. of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
Building 3, Room 837
Charleston, WV 25305
304-558-2783

Ohio
Dept. of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft

East Fork Office
3292 Elklick Road
Bethel, OH 45106
513-734-2730
FAX 513-734-2734
cincinnati.watercraft@dnr.state.oh.us

Akron Office
2756 S. Arlington Road
Akron, OH 44312
330-644-2265
FAX 330-644-8655
akron.watercraft@dnr.state.oh.us

Cambridge Office
1225 Woodlawn Avenue
Cambridge, OH 43725
740-439-4076
FAX 740-439-3177
cambridge.watercraft@dnr.state.oh.us

Portsmouth Office
640 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
740-353-7668
FAX 740-353-8868
portsmouth.watercraft@dnr.state.oh.us

 

 
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