I'm curious about the access issue at the Milk Run put in that Dan mentions. I haven't done it in at least a year, but the last time I was there access was free at the Johnson Village bridge on river right (next to AAE, across the river from Wilderness Aware). I thought I remember that it was a fishing access point, and open to the public. Very little parking right there, but access to the river was free and public. Has that changed? As far as I know, fishing access points are open to boaters as well; I have used several other fishing access points along the Ark in addition to Johnson Village.
AHRA provides great facilities at Rincon and many other locations along the Ark- I would encourage folks to pay the $2 and support AHRA if you are doing a run with access via AHRA locations. The Milk Run put in is not at an AHRA location, but the two take out locations- Fisherman's Bridge and Ruby- are.
Have a great weekend!