Originally Posted by PattyNYCO
(did you know Salida and all of the Arkansas Headwaters River Area has a PFD regulation?).
This is true, but they certainly don't enforce it. There has been some local push to try and get the rangers to at least issue warnings, but you can find people in the playpark on any given hot day in the water without PFD's.
You don't see it much at the BV park because of the higher altitude and steeper gradient, but Salida and Canon City have major problems with this IMO. Although it has been many years since someone playing in the park drowned...