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Scenic Rivers Prohibited Activities

The State of Louisiana prohibits the following activities on designated Scenic Rivers. These activities could have detrimental ecological impacts on these waterbodies.

  • Channelization
  • Channel realignment
  • Clearing and snagging
  • Reservoir construction (impoundments)
  • Commercial clear-cutting of timber within 100 feet of the low watermark
  • Use of a motor vehicle or other wheeled or tracked vehicle. Exception: permitted uses and direct crossings by immediately adjacent landowners, lessees, or other persons who have written permission from the landowner to access adjoining tracts of land for noncommercial activities in a manner that does not directly and significantly degrade the ecological integrity of the stream. Written permission must be in the person’s possession and include the landowner’s contact information.