Tri-County Lakes Administrative Commission

Boating Incident Form

For boating emergencies, please call 911 and indicate your location on the lake.

To report an accident that has just occurred, please contact the Department of Wildlife Resources Dispatch Section at 804-367-1000. A Conservation Police Officer will be dispatched to the scene to investigate the accident.

As the operator of a vessel, you are required by law to file a formal, written report of your boating accident with the Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) under certain circumstances  https://dwr.virginia.gov/boating/accident/.

Boating Accident Report Form

 

For incidents of concern that do not include physical or property damage, you may call the Department of Wildlife Resources Forest Office (Region 2) 

    • Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    • Phone: 434-525-7522

The Tri-County Lakes Administrative Commission compiles data regarding issues caused by various boating activities, including the impact of wakes, to better understand needs for aids to navigation and boating safety education. Please complete the Boating Incident form below to report events of concern:

Type of boating activity at the time of the incident.

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Smith Mountain Lake Dam

Photo by Robert Houpt

Smith Mountain Lake Dam

Photo by Robert Houpt

Smith Mountain Lake Dam

Photo by Robert Houpt

Smith Mountain Lake Dam

Photo by Robert Houpt