One of the main causes of injury while visiting Burgess Falls is improper footwear. Our shoe policy is strict and very important so that you leave with only memories and no injuries. We greatly care for our kayaking family and want you to go home with your feet the same as they came. Full Shoe policy is below!
Open-toed Shoes of any kind are NOT ALLOWED on our trips. If you come with only open-toed shoes you will NOT be able to come on the trip.
While we are allowing crocs this year but we HIGHLY recommend against them. There are often too big, difficult to swim and walk in and make it very easy to slip and fall, causing injury.
There are many foot hazards while visiting Burgess Falls. These include hooks from fishermen (Even on land, which is under water in the spring time), rusted metal from two old powerhouses, hazards that have washed down such as needles, slippery/wet and very pointy rocks, snakes and pieces of glass just to name a few things. You are required to keep your shoes on both in and out of the water.
What we want you to wear is sturdy shoes that fit well and have excellent grip. We want you to have your best day ever and not have to worry about slipping, falling or injuries. Most water shoes are NOT appropriate for the terrain, so if they are not equivalent to a tennis shoe, please do not wear them. Any further questions about shoes and our policy, you can message our Facebook or Instagram. Pictures of t Allowed/Banned shoes are above.