BORROW A LIFE JACKET!
Park visitors may borrow life jackets free of charge to use while at the river. Please use them and return them when you leave the river. Remember: every vessel must have a life vest (personal flotation device) for each person on board the vessel. Children under age 13 must wear a securely fastened life vest while on board any vessel. All life vests must be (1) U.S. Coast Guard approved, (2) in safe and serviceable condition, and (3) of proper size for the person wearing it.
Swim Safe. Life jackets save lives.
Do you have on a life jacket so you can help your child if he/she falls in the river? Can you swim fast enough, maybe against the current, to reach him/her in time?
Accidents happen - they don't have to be fatal.
How to Properly Fit a Life Jacket
This life jacket loaner program is brought to you by Buffalo National River, Eastern National, and Sea Tow Foundation.
It's great to cool off at the river on a hot day.
Last updated: December 12, 2017