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Rules for Use

Alabama State Lands


 

The Delta Recreation Area and Nature Preserve are administered by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resourcesí (ADCNR) State Lands Division. The area also is inclusive of the Upper Delta Wildlife Management Area, administered by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resourcesí Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. Adhering to the following list of Recreation Area and WMA regulations will help keep visitors out of trouble, ensure a safe visit, and protect the ecosystem.

  1. Disturbing or collecting plants or animals is prohibited.

  2. Feeding or harassing wildlife is prohibited.

  3. Littering is prohibited.

  4. Each boat occupant is required to have a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD). Children under 8 are required wear their PFDs at all times while in a boat.

  5. Camping is permitted only on floating platforms and at designated land based campsites.

  6. Fires are allowed in Designated Areas only. Open fires are not allowed on the floating platforms.

  7. Firearms and other weapons are allowed in the recreation area only in accordance with the policies of the Upper Delta Wildlife Management Area.

  8. Fishing is permitted in accordance with Alabama State fishing laws, and regulations (www.outdooralabama.com) associated with the Upper Delta Wildlife Management Area.

  9. All state, federal, and county laws regarding alcohol consumption are enforced. County regulations prohibit public intoxication.

Participants in overnight canoe trips must also adhere to the following additional regulations.

  1. When camping on the floating platforms group size is limited to eight.

  2. Pets are not allowed on floating camping platforms.

  3. Open fires are permitted only at the land based campsites. Open fires are not allowed on floating platforms.

  4. Camps stoves are required for cooking on floating platforms. Stoves must be used on metal sheets provided on each platform.

  5. Each party is required to have a compass, map, flashlight, and portable toilet with disposable bags.

  6. The floating platforms can be reserved for only one night. A group can reserve the platforms at different locations when taking a multiple night trips. A platform reservation is from 12pm to 12pm.

  7. When camping on the floating platforms each party must have their reservation confirmation number.

  8. The floating platforms will be inspected after each use. Damage to platforms will be assessed and be the responsibility of the user.

  9. Visitors may be held financially responsible for unnecessary rescues.

Recommended:

  1. It is recommended to review cell phone coverage for the Delta region for purposes of emergency.

  2. Swimming is allowed at the visitors own risk, and is discouraged because of local alligator populations.
     

 
 

 


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