Rules of the River
For Users of Canoes, Kayaks, &
Inner Tubes on Arkansas Waterways. These are enforceable Arkansas
Glass containers are prohibited.
Except for containers for substances prescribed
by a licensed physician, no person shall possess or use glass
containers within the banks of Arkansas' navigable waterways,
within a vessel. (For this purposes of this act "vessel"
shall not include houseboat, party barge, johnboat, runabout,
ski boat, bass boat or similar craft not easily susceptible
to swamping, tipping or rolling.)
Fasten cooler lids.
All persons entering, traveling upon,
or otherwise using Arkansas' navigable waterways by canoe,
kayak, inner tube or other vessel easily susceptible to swamping,
tipping, rolling or otherwise discharging its contents into
a water way, and transporting a cooler, icebox or container
for foodstuffs and beverages shall assure that the container
is made to seal or lock in the contents to prevent the contents
from spilling in the water.
Attach and use a mesh litter bag.
Carry and affix to the vessel, a container
or bag suitable for containing refuse, waste and trash materials
and capable of being securely closed. The container or bag
shall be of mesh construction. Transport all refuse, waste
and trash to a place where the materials may be safely and
lawfully disposed of. A container shall not be required for
those persons traveling without foodstuffs or beverages.
Use a floating holder for beverages.
At all times other than when a beverage
is securely contained as in a cooler or litter bag, keep the
beverage attached to or held within a floating holder or other
device designed to prevent the beverage from sinking beneath
the surface of the waterway.
Penalties: A violation
of Act 803 shall be a misdemeanor and each violation may be
prosecuted as a separate offense. Each violation shall be
punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars
($500). Effective August 13, 2001 and thereafter.