“When in doubt – stay out!” That’s the advice from law enforcement regarding access to creeks. Morgan County Sheriff Norman Dills issued a statement online attempting to clear up confusion over who can access creeks and whether it constitutes trespassing. The sheriff says that all property around creeks is considered private, as is the land under the water. That leaves very few places where you can gain access without first getting permission from a property owner. In order to qualify as a navigable water of the state, Dills says you have to be able to access the creek (by boat – not an air mattress) at a low water crossing, and float to the next crossing without touching the ground. The Morgan County Sheriff’s office says they will protect the rights of land owners and will issue citations for trespassing if they’re called out.