Should the public be able to walk on the shoreline along the water anywhere or does private property ownership trump this right?
What about these lakes?
The states where I visit the beach all have this rule. It's typically a non-issue for private property owners since parking is always an issue and camping is against the law (outside specific designated zones).
pretty much every free state in the USA lets you walk the shorelines of even rivers. according to ancient law the water belongs to us all, only land can be owned.
in my opinion if you don't own the whole shore, it's fair game to anyone that got into the water legally. and ocean beaches should forever be free. one day i hope to own a beach house. but the beach itself should be free.
the water users have the right to acess the shore. not to camp or make a dwelling, but to have safe shelter.
if you own all the access to a river you should be able to restrict them. same thing with a lake or pond. but if it is a public river and some poor kayaker needs a break and puts in on your shore, you don't have the right to shoot him. take him a lemonade, tell him it gets better downstream, and let him get on his way.
as long as they aren't camping on your property fuck it, let them have fun.
>but if it is a public river and some poor kayaker needs a break and puts in on your shore, you don't have the right to shoot him
>not loosing the hounds
dogs love me. i would literally pet it to death.
my favorite breed is rotwielers. they are the most gentle dogs that exist. i have an ex gf that hates me, but every time i have ever gone to her house after the break up her rots are my best buddies.
loose your dogs all you want, bro. i will probably just become their best friend.
>every free state in the USA lets you walk the shorelines of even rivers.
Only if you're kayaking/canoeing/wading fishing and the river is too deep or obstructed to safely pass. Then you can venture onto private property to pass.
It isnt just ancient law. Basically any navigable waterway in the U.S. can't be owned, but is under the jurisidiction of the Department of the Navy. (Navigable Waterway is defined as any lake or river which can be navigated by human powered craft. Most streams do NOT fit this definition) Unless the waterway is controlled by native tribes under treaty (though they still have to allow navigable access).
Most states and the federal government mark an "high water mark" and you can only own up to that. Anything below that isn't your property. Usually the "high water mark" is also the flood stage mark.
anyone should be able to go anywhere if they're not causing a problem in my opinion unless there is an inherent danger to safety. But that's not the world we live in. We have a lot of ranches out here by good fishing rivers and I love it when they leave signs up saying fish away but close the gate. But I understand the ones that have a problem with it too. Land owners don't need the extra trouble of cleaning up after people or dealing with damages.
>"high water mark"
It's 'Ordinary High Water' which is different from flood elevation (or the 100yr boundary used by FEMA). Floodways and Floodplains are exempt but there are restrictions on construction, they are still considered private property where applicable.