Alcohol and Lakes
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks is prohibiting alcohol at an increasing number of the state’s fishing lakes in an attempt to control partying and litter.
In Kansas and Missouri, it is illegal for anyone to operate watercraft under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Missouri imposes few other restrictions on adults who want to drink alcohol on state-run waterways. However, alcohol is prohibited on the beaches and a few other areas of the state parks that surround most waterways.
Among the state-run lakes are Smithville and Longview, but rules vary on others. The regulations are more variable for Kansas state lakes, where it is up to the manager of each lake to decide what to allow. Missouri and Kansas Lake Info.
May 2, 2006 6:44 AM | Category: Cleanup