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River Rafting

On the Upper Potomac River, these additional regulations apply.

  • Any person on board a vessel, raft, or tube shall wear a U.S. Coast Guard–approved Type I, II, III, or V life jacket at all times when on the Upper Potomac River between November 15 and the following May 15. This regulation is in addition to Class III, IV, and V White Water Stream segment regulations which require life jackets to be worn at all times by persons navigating those stream segments.
  • Magothy River, Severn River, and South River Special Regulations apply to the Magothy, Severn, and South rivers and tributaries. Speed limits and time restrictions are in effect. For specific information about these Management Plans, contact: Maryland Natural Resources Police at 410-260-8888.