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On legaliry, check with AZG&F, they regulate watercraft in the state and would likely know if it was legal. If the river goes through a municipality there might be specific rules. I'd find a river you were interested in and find the rules that apply, as opposed to vice versa, because the number of navigable, non-technical rivers in the state is probably very low. Bill Williams, Colorado, Santa Cruz. Maybe the Gila and Salt below the dams and mountains, out of the rapids? LCR would be a no-go. Same with the San Francisco. Verde is technical. Chinle too narrow. San Pedro probably not, plus that one is probably illegal as well. Virgin is technical, among other problems. Hassayampa is likely dry.charkellyaz18 wrote:Im sure there are many creeks and rivers that I (could go on) but i mean like if I was going up Santa Cruz river in a 12 ft jon boat with an outboard is that considered illegal?
No familiar with the entire river, but the parts I do know are too shallow and/or too narrow.charkellyaz18 wrote:Alright thanks. I would have thought the San Francisco to be one for sure. Why not?
Half the year it is practically dry, and usually pretty shallow and muddy through this stretch when it is flowing.You dont think the Little Colorado River above Winslow or near Holbrook either?
I thought it was in a wilderness. I could be wrong though. I also didn't see any streamflow data right off the bat, so it may not be flowing consistently enough. Some of those eastern AZers might know more than I about the river in general though.What about the lower reaches of the Black River before it converges to form the Salt.