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Arkansas Boating Laws

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  • You must have a life jacket for each person in/on your kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard.

  • Children 12 years old and younger must wear a life jacket that is properly secured.

  • No glass containers on rivers and lakes.

  • If you have a beverage, you must keep it in a Coozie with a strap.

  • No Styrofoam coolers. Coolers must have a lid that zips or locks.

  •  Trash must be kept in a mesh bag or your cooler.

Please see Arkansas Code Annotated Sections 8-6-418 and 27-101-203 for additional information.

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