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River and Stream Safety

From the National Park Service

Stewardship Monday, June 5, 2023

Rivers and streams can be a refreshing way to experience national parks. You can swim, boat, fish and so much more!

On the surface, rivers and streams can seem calm, warm or shallow. Yet every year even the most experienced park visitors become victims to deceptively strong currents, cold water temperatures, and unexpected changes in depth. Whether you’re floating down a lazy river, fishing, or cooling off from a long day's hike, it is important to understand water safety in and around these tempting waters.

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