The sheer number of people creating traffic in a wilderness area has an automatically negative impact on the environment. Even if we lived in a perfect world where everyone was environmentally conscious and followed the rules, the explosion in the number of visitors in outdoor recreation would still cause damage to most areas. Here are a few key things you can do in order to Leave No Trace on your next trip down the Kings River.

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare 
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Human Waste Properly 
  • Leave What You Find 
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts 
  • Respect the Needs of Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Others for Solitude 

River Requirements

  • The use of any type of Glass or Styrofoam container is prohibited within the banks of Arkansas' navigable waterways. 
  • Coolers and other containers used for transporting food and beverages must be securely closed so that littering will not occur in the event of a capsize.
  • Mesh trash bags are required to contain any trash along your trip. 
  • When out of cooler, a koozie (floating beverage holder) is required to prevent aluminum beverages from sinking. 

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