check out the state forests. I have first/second hand knowledge of three:
yellow river, first hand -hammock camping is allowed at the 'back country' sites along the hiking trail, not sure about at the camp grounds
stephens state forest, first hand - allowed at the sites along the hiking trail in the white breast unit, not sure about the campgrounds at the other units
backbone, second hand - a buddy of mine took his daughter out for an over night at the camp ground and was using stands for the hammocks. had a chat with a ranger who came through and was told he could have hung from the trees
Originally Posted by kc0qnx
Stupid question maybe but if one hikes in along a river, does the state have jurisdiction of a given amount of river bank area that might be utilized? Of course around here that's asking to stumble into a homeless encampment or meth lab around the metro so you'd need to get fairly rural, which is where I am.
the state has limited jurisdiction along the banks on limited rivers, it must be a meandered river.
" A Meandered river is one in which adjacent land owners own the land above the high water mark. Land below the high water mark is public, giving citizens the right to explore sandbars at leisure without worry of trespassing. Land above that level is usually private, and should not be utilized by people navigating streams except when portaging around an obstruction."
i have thought about camping along the riverbanks but have yet to do so...
see this page for a map and legal boundaries of meandered rivers under the heading - laws and regulations -
other than that i would suggest that the phone become your friend unless you prescribe to the thought - it's better the ask forgiveness than ask for permission