For any of you that boat the Arkansas / Numbers reach - State Parks is considering a request from the commercial companies to increase their daily allocations by another 10 boats/day. There was increase of 10 last year. If you boat this stretch, you know how congested it can become at the launch and take out, not to mention the hazard created by more and more commercial paddle rafts being crammed into the run. I've been going there for years, and now avoid the run until afternoons because of all the vans, peeps, chaos and disorder in the mornings. State Parks has this additional boats request on the agenda for the Arkansas River Citizens Task Force group next Friday the 13th. If you don't like the idea of yet another reach of the Ark getting hammered more by the commercials, you need to let State Parks know. I plan on attending the meeting on the 13th and would love to show up with a pile of comments from other boaters. Please email me off-forum at email@example.com
with your comments - you'll have to include a real name and method of contact, or your comments won't count. Or, if you post to this topic on this forum, I can at least take that beta to the meeting. Thanks!