Spots Available for Boating Education Lagniappe Day on April 22

Published 2:09 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2023

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is reminding those that need their boating education about the 12th annual “Boating Education Lagniappe Day” on April 22 at eight different locations across the state.

There are still spots available for this Saturday’s Boating Safety Lagniappe Day Courses at several locations.  LDWF urges the public to register for one of the eight classes by visiting and click on the link for “Find A Course Near You”.

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.

Anyone born after Jan. 1 1984 is required by law to complete a NASBLA approved boaters safety course before operating a vessel on the public waters of the state.  This comprehensive course covers all things related to boating safety here in Louisiana and is accepted in all other states that require NASBLA 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
Sponsors: Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association (LWAA), River City Machines, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office and Coca-Cola

Ouachita Parish
Ludwig Marine
7423 Hwy. 165
North Monroe, LA 71203
Sponsors: T.P. Outdoors of Monroe

Avoyelles Parish
Moreauville Fire Department
897 Bayou Des Glaises St.
Moreauville, LA 71355
Sponsors: Avoyelles Parish Delta Waterfowl and Y-Not-Stop

Lafayette Parish
LDWF Lafayette Office
200 Dulles Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
Sponsors: Deano’s Pizza of Lafayette

Calcasieu Parish
LDWF Lake Charles Office
1025 Tom Watson Road
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Sponsors: Whitetails Unlimited Beauregard Chapter

Terrebonne Parish
Terrebonne Parish Rifle Range
2100 Savanne Rd.
Houma, LA 70361
Sponsors: LWAA and Walmart of Houma

Tangipahoa Parish
Ponchatoula Fire Department
610 E. Pine St.
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Sponsors: Manchac Boat Club

Jefferson Parish
Old Metairie Library
2350 Metairie Rd.
Metairie, LA 70001
Sponsors: LWAA