You should always wear a life jacket when near the water or on a boat. Any person on board a personal watercraft or being towed behind a vessel on water skis, an aquaplane or similar device must wear a Type I, II, III, or V U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
Life Jacket Distribution
Pick up a life jacket from the Headwaters Boathouse at Lodi Lake Park during business hours. Address: 1101 W. Turner Road Operating hours: Daily 10am-5pm
Lodi Fire Department have a loan station at Headwaters Boathouse with life jackets for children and adults. An individual or family can check out life jackets for a day or a weekend as needed.
This program is designed for family use. This program is not designed for use by large groups. Large groups life vests may be purchased for a discounted rate through BoatUS Foundation or you may apply for the Kids Afloat Program if you are a non-profit group.
Safe Kids Worldwide reports an estimated 85% of boating-related drownings could have been prevented if the victim had been wearing a personal flotation device. Approximately half of all boating deaths occur on Saturdays and Sundays and between the months of May - August. Most boating deaths occur as a result of drowning when a boat capsizes or a person falls over board. These drownings could be prevented by wearing a life jacket.