The accusations of graffitti, littering and disturbing wildlife are completely unfounded. Whitewater kayakers are among the staunchest practitioners of 'leave no trace' ethics. People should have some idea of what they are lambasting before choosing to speak. The kayaking ban is on par with a hiking ban. Allowing a controlled access system similar to the back country permit system is a rational and enforceable means of allowing a reasonable activity. Kayaking has been proven time and again a legitimate, sustainable, low/no impact recreational pursuit.
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