That's why the Arkansas Game and Fish Department is taking steps to help keep you safe.
So far, at least seven people have been killed in boating-related accidents this year alone.
That number is higher than the same time last year. Some of the common problems include boat collisions, boaters not wearing life-jackets, and people who are not aware of their surroundings.
"Boating accidents happen, people get thrown out of the boat, people just fall out of the boat and a lot of times if they don't have on their life jacket, they don't come up," says Bob Cushing with Arkansas Game & Fish.
Officials say it doesn't matter if you're a good swimmer. Anything can happen if you're not prepared on the water.
In all, there were 15 boat-related deaths last year.
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