Understanding Colorado's Access Issues. An In Depth Discussion from The Drake Magazine

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June 20, 2024
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Understanding Colorado's Access Issues. An In Depth Discussion from The Drake Magazine

By
onWater Team
June 20, 2024
7 min read
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The Drake Magazine has long been known to push the boundaries on the sport of fly fishing. From the original counter-culture mag with their first issue in the late 1990s to today being a voice of conservation, culture, and passion for the sport. Whether you live in Colorado or elsewhere, knowing about the complexities of access is crucial to get the most enjoyment from the sport and to enhance and protect our fisheries. In a recent article, The Drake takes an full sink dive into complexities of Colorado's stream access issues.

From the article:

Another statement in the petition reads: “No river within the State of Colorado was declared navigable at statehood.” This is true. So is this statement: “No river within the State of Colorado was declared nonnavigable at statehood.” It’s like saying: “No freeway within the City of Denver has been declared navigable at rush hour.” Might be true, but it’s still legal to drive one. A navigable river, like a freeway, should be a public right-of-way.

Read the full article here.

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