I have just been told that people were turned away from some of the Madison County side sand bars on the upper Pearl River over the weekend because they didn’t have the proper documentation in the form of a “registration” to authorize them to use the sand bar (Houseboat Island). Is this possibly a misunderstanding? I hear this registration must be obtained and presented to a PRV Officer by EACH PERSON on the boat, not just the boat owner.
I know of no registration requirement to park a boat at the sandbars upriver. It may be that the individuals turned away were attempting to leave certain items overnight on the sandbar, like tents, chairs, coolers, or etc. In that case, the new Camping Regulations would kick in since the definition of "camping" would include "storing personal belongings" on a sandbar.
Have any of my readers been required to "register" to use a sandbar?