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All canoes, kayaks, tubes, rafts and other vessels easily susceptible to swamping, tipping or rolling must have an attached closeable mesh litter bag. All trash must be disposed of safely and legally. A mesh litter bag is not required for people traveling without food or beverages. If you rent your vessel from a park authorized concessioner, a litter bag will be provided with each vessel. You may also purchase a litter bag from a concessioner for use in your privately owned vessel.
The Arkansas version contains an additional provision that would render your arrangement well within the letter of the law, but the Buffy isn't administered by AGFC of course. Every ranger I've encountered up there has been equipped with common sense and has been wiling to use it, but I'm told that's not always the case. If I were you I'd attach a mesh bag, especialy considering the current state of budgetary affairs wink wink nudge nudge know what I mean say no more!
Deck Rigging Gear
Classic Freestanding Rack
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