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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Essential Eligibility Criteria


Kayak Use: Guided & Rental

In order to participate in this program, one:

  • Must not exceed the manufacturer’s weight limit for the vessel which is 450 lbs.
  • Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must have the ability to wear properly fitted personal flotation device.
  • Must have the ability to enter and exit the kayak independently or with the assistance of a companion or with the use of adaptive equipment.
  • Must have the ability to remain seated, maneuver, and balance independently or with assistance of a companion or with the use of adaptive equipment.
  • Must have at least one person in the kayak with the ability to move it through the water in a stable manner and return it to the launching area.
  • Must have the ability to paddle for at least one hour.
  • Must have the ability to tolerate direct sunlight for at least one hour.
  • Must have the ability to paddle in changing weather conditions (i.e. increasing winds, rain, etc.).
  • Must be able to tolerate a sitting position for up to one hour without back or leg circulation problems.

In the event of capsize, one:

  • Must have the ability to get out from under the watercraft, independently.
  • Must have the ability to right oneself and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device.