I was trying to bite my tongue on this one but...we used to canoe trip ruby horse thief all the time, until it just wasn't fun dodging human land mines. I'm not one for government oversight but when I took my family down there last month after probably ten years of avoiding it, it was awesome. We had a great time and didn't have to step over any one's shit and tp. They are trying to refurbish the resource, that is precious to all of us, and doing an excellent job I think. Sure it's not perfect, may never be. At least I don't fear my little son playing in some asshole's shit, literally. The rule was established for, who knows what reason, administrative maybe, but whining about the rules that you even stated in your post? Yeah it sucks, so does stepping over some retard's shit! Get over it and plan ahead next time.
You deserve a good paddling!