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Boating on the river

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I have never been to this river but looking at trying it out in the near future.  My question is, I don't ever hear of any one using a boat on the river. I did a youtube search of fly fishing the current river but all i see is videos of people wading. I have a river jon, this boat will work on the river correct? 

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The red ribbon trout area is definitely canoe, kayak territory. I know they use jet boats down below Two Rivers but they can go higher. there used to a limit that limited how far upstream you could go, and there were horsepower limits. Get ahold of the Park Service to see what the limitations are now.  

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You would need to walk most river jon's in places on the upper river.  But it can be done for certain.  Just don't plan on putting in, floating and running back up.

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Limit is 40 HP...the Park Service agrees that 60/40 jets are legal.  You'll see jets up to Cedargrove, but to all practical purposes, Welch Spring just above Akers is the upper limit of jetboatable water.  River paddle johnboats can be taken to the upper end, but plan on using them only for downstream float trips, as Terrierman said.

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31 minutes ago, Al Agnew said:

Limit is 40 HP...the Park Service agrees that 60/40 jets are legal.  You'll see jets up to Cedargrove, but to all practical purposes, Welch Spring just above Akers is the upper limit of jetboatable water.  River paddle johnboats can be taken to the upper end, but plan on using them only for downstream float trips, as Terrierman said.

Above Akers the HP limit is 10 horse til sept 15 then it is 25.  I helped with a rescue a few weeks back and the motor boatin was just fine but the water was 3 feet higher than now. River is blocked between Baptist and Cedar

https://www.nps.gov/ozar/planyourvisit/horsepower.htm

 

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