Boaters are advised of two additional “No Wake” zones which will be established and enforced beginning Saturday, May 20, on the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge.
Also, “No-Alcohol” zones will be in place around an area of the Big Sandy Peninsula locally known as “Budweiser Beach” in Henry County and around Cub Creek Island in Decatur County. Signs designating “No Alcoholic Beverages” will be in place as well as buoys marking these no alcohol zones.
All boaters within these zones with alcohol in their possession will be in violation.
regrets the necessity of creating additional regulations for visitors, but
increasing law enforcement problems in these areas have prompted this
decision. The refuge manager encourages people to use and enjoy the
refuge, but only in a safe way that protects the public, the
state, and local law enforcement officers will be on the lookout for
violations of these and other resource protection and public safety
regulations to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit to the refuge.
Anyone with questions is welcome to call the refuge office at
Steve McCadams is a professional hunting and fishing guide here in the Paris Landing area. He has also contributed many outdoor oriented articles to various national publications.
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