GRDA Police offer safe boating, floating tips for July 4 holiday

Jun 28, 2022

If your holiday plans include a trip to Grand or Hudson lakes, the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department wants to pass along some important safety tips that can help promote a fun, memorable outing.

As water enthusiasts across the region gear up for the July 4 holiday on Grand Lake, Lake Hudson and the scenic Illinois River, the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department wants to help them stay safe during their visit.

Of course, boating, and floating, safe, smart, and sober is the best way to promote fun outings on the water. However, there are several other things you can do to make safety a priority while still enjoying your visit.

Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind anytime you visit the visit the lakes or river:

For more information about the GRDA Police Department or how an officer can assist the public, contact the department at 918-256-0911.

For those who need assistance from their boat, the GRDA Police Department said to call 911. Those who do not have a cell phone available can radio the GRDA Police on Marine Band 16.