Create a Float Plan

You can help to ensure your safety on the river before leaving by filing a float plan with somebody. This plan should include the names of party members (paddling alone is not recommended), departure and return times and destinations, route, description of equipment and gear carried by the party, and phone numbers for emergency contacts like the Coast Guard.

Check out the Float Plan Central™ web site administered by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to learn more about Float Plan. Or simply dowload the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Float Plan Form, fill it out, leave it with a friend, and go paddling!