PSUbuzz wrote:The group of islands youre referring to is known by park police as "Potomac Shores". Its a bunch of lawyers, they hunt, and they own the private islands and are very very particular about people trespassing on their land if they catch you. From what I have been told, the islands with blue/purple paint on the trees and rocks are private, and they own the bottom of the river on that stretch also. Not the water running through it, and thats how the tubers get through there all summer. But if you anchor up, tie off, or get out of your boat and wade or do anything but float, they can bust you. It is a really odd place to be privatized, I agree. It is a lot like the private island down on the river by McKees also, Its the middle of the river that is the potomac which is public. But they own the islands, and the one by McKees has a cabin on it, and I know at Potomac shores, there is houses on both sides just inside the woods owned by the lawyers that are their "cabins". How "occupied" they are is differing.
But I have heard they have park police on speed dial and if they catch anyone on their islands, they are buddy buddy with judges and prosecute trespassers hard. Thats what I have heard, and I just stay out of the area, not worth getting some lawyers panties in a bunch over a hunt and winding up getting tied up in court to fight with them. I know all of this because when I first got back to MD after college I tried to hunt that area and found all of this out the hard way by the way. Those clowns don't like guys that try to play dumb either
Which group of islands/area are you referring to?