I need to know if I need any kind of registration/ permit for my inflatable 11' kayak for North New Jersey lakes ?
From my searches it seems like there's no need for a permit for inflatables, but I want some confirmation ?
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Posted by: bushwacker on May-13-13 2:10 PM (EST)
need to register a non motorized inflatable that size
Ramp Maintenance Permit|
Posted by: packduckrock1 on May-13-13 2:34 PM (EST)
Some reservoirs in NJ require a fishing license or Boat Maintenance Permit to park and use the waterway for recreation. For example Round Valley and the Assunpink Reservoirs require this. Although i wouldn't really consider those in "North Jersey".
Permit for inflatable kayak - North NJ|
Posted by: mbsun on May-13-13 4:06 PM (EST)
Thanks bushwacker and packduckrock1! Sometimes I go to Harriman State Park in NY and it was actually the Palisades Interstate Park's $30 fee requirement, even for inflatables, that made me really question the NJ rules for inflatables.
Posted by: magooch on May-14-13 9:42 AM (EST)
Thirty dollars to go paddling; you've got to be kidding. What does it cost to take a walk--$50?
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Posted by: mbsun on May-14-13 8:49 PM (EST)
... It's in the link above, and what's more is that the permit is only valid for ONE season :( Aha, haven't tried walking there, but I wouldn't be surprised if I'm charged for that too :)
Posted by: bushwacker on May-17-13 12:52 PM (EST)
When I looked at the regs it seemed that by some interpretation, just about anything over 12 ft but a surfboard should be registered. My 16 ft canoe is most certainly not registered, I can't say I know anyone that has registerd a canoe or yak. I don't know if that particular tax just doesn't get enforced.
Posted by: mbsun on May-19-13 11:42 AM (EST)
That's what I assumed - no fees/permit/registration for < 12" canoes/kayaks - which it could be true for most of NJ lakes, however PIPC (it includes Harriman State Park in NY) charges you for the permit of any craft, I even called them on the phone to confirm.
Posted by: leob1 on May-20-13 9:50 AM (EST)
Some state run facilities have entrance fees, some require a fishing license or ramp permit. The Delaware river has a separate launch permit and, of course, fee. Some are free. County runs places may or may not have a fee. Enforcement is spotty at the smaller lakes. But there will be somebody checking at Round Valley on summer weekends.
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Posted by: mbsun on May-21-13 4:59 PM (EST)
up here too, spotty checks here and there ... Anyway now I have a better idea of what charges I should expect. Thanks a lot.