WORD Recommended Guidelines

for Boat Rentals on Canyon Lake

WORD recommends the following for all permit holders providing boats for rent on Canyon Lake. These are recommended guidelines and not mandates:

  • Be aware of current weather conditions and incoming potential storms prior to renting.
  • WORD advises not renting at any time that the winds are greater than 25 mph or when the forecast calls for high sustained or gusting winds during the rental period.

WORD Recommended Guidelines

for Fishing Guides

WORD recommends each guide carry/possess the following. These are not mandates but are recommended to ensure the safety of all guides and their customers.

  • Liability Insurance
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certificate and first aid kit on board
  • Spare Oar
  • Throw Ropes
  • Boats being used are sufficient for weight capacity
  • A formal rowing training certificate
  • Any other safety equipment or training deemed necessary

WORD Recommended Guidelines

for River Recreation

Any body of water can be unsafe at any level. Use caution and judgment at all times. These are not mandates but are recommended to ensure the safety of all businesses and their customers.

  • Up to 500 cfs — Recreational
  • 500 – 750 cfs — Challenging
  • 750 – 1200 cfs — Strenuous
  • 1200 – 3000 cfs — Extreme caution; tubing not recommended

3000+ cfs — Dangerous; guided rafts suggested