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Question concerning Kayak Registration

Postby SkeeterJeff » Jun Wed 07, 2017 10:55 pm

Quick question for all of you kayak veterans here. Jill and I own two kayaks that we use here on our private lake. Jill's daughter wants to borrow them next weekend to use on Turkey Run. My question is do they need to be registered with the state to use on public waters? Do they need any kind of launch permit to use on public waters. I see where canoes do not have to be registered and titled, but wanted to check with the "Experts" to be sure.

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Re: Question concerning Kayak Registration

Postby Goosepond Monster » Jun Wed 07, 2017 11:12 pm

Are they floating the creek? If so, I don't believe the yaks have to be registered. It is my understanding that you only have to register them if you are on a DNR managed body of water. If you are launching on a river or creek they shouldn't require registration.
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Re: Question concerning Kayak Registration

Postby SkeeterJeff » Jun Wed 07, 2017 11:46 pm

Yep, they plan on floating the creek. Thanks for the reply!!

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Re: Question concerning Kayak Registration

Postby Goosepond Monster » Jun Thu 08, 2017 12:10 am

With the creek flowing through the park I'm not sure if that changes things. It might be worth a call to the park office just to be safe. I was thinking a DNR permit for a kayak is only $5 (or used to be anyway) and they should sell them at the gate if they wind up needing them.
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Re: Question concerning Kayak Registration

Postby handyandy » Jun Fri 09, 2017 10:42 am

On rivers and streams I think your good without the permit state park or not but I'm not 100% on that. I don't have the permits on my kayaks as most the time on lakes I just take my boat think I use my kayaks the most on boy scout outings on the lake at maumee scout reservation. I'll float white river now and again when I have the time. I think you would be good but as goose said I'd call down there.
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Re: Question concerning Kayak Registration

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Re: Question concerning Kayak Registration

Postby SkeeterJeff » Jun Fri 09, 2017 11:40 am

hilly77p wrote:http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-LakePermitFAQ.pdf


Thanks!! The following line from that document tells me all I need to know for my question:

"The permit is not required for boating on Indiana streams and rivers."

I appreciate everyone's feedback. Looks like they are good to go.

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Re: Question concerning Kayak Registration

Postby hilly77p » Jun Fri 09, 2017 11:57 am

No problem!

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