Paddling the Rouge River
Wear your lifejacket at all times. Boats are required to have one lifejacket per person, 15 m (40 ft) of buoyant heaving line, spare paddles or oars, an anchor on 15 m (40 ft) of line, a bailer and a whistle.
Weather conditions change rapidly. Check the weather forecast before heading out on the water.
The marsh is large, keep your point of entry in mind.
If you capsize: Remain with your overturned boat and move shoreward. Sound three long blasts to attract attention if you need assistance. For more information on water safety visit Adventure Smart.