Who Are We

KRVSA – Kissimmee River Valley Sportsman’s Association – began in 1988. KRVSA formed when Kissimmee Chain of Lakes (KCOL) lakefront property owners were regularly having recreational boaters arrested for trespassing on KCOL wetlands. Our founders believed we were within our rights to navigate upon these sovereign submerged lands and contiguous waterways. We filed suit – KRVSA v. Robert McNamara. This lawsuit wound its way through the entirety of Florida’s court system and the Florida Supreme Court sided with KRVSA. This court ruling became the foundation for Florida Water Law and the Public’s Right of Access, on motorized vessels –  to Florida’s Sovereign Submerged Wetlands and to Federal Navigable Waterways – and it has been the case law that allowed access to many other contested wetlands – like Fisheating Creek.

Our association diligently worked towards the goal of uncontested access to public uplands and wetlands since our beginning. KRVSA is made up of Families, Men and Women, who are working to protect our rights as Sportsman to keep our waterways navigable in Florida. We are a Conservation minded group, our efforts have been rewarded and acknowledged by Boat US and by the Florida Wildlife Federation. In fact, KRVSA has earned FWF’s “Conservation Organization of the Year” 3 times. KRVSA member actively participates in numerous KCOL Clean Ups where we have removed many tons of debris, trash, and derelict vessels. We regularly participate in Project Eagle which removes garbage from the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes. We participate in Keep Polk County Beautiful, Tampa Bay Watch’s Derelict Crab Trap Removal efforts and have long ago adopted a section of Camp Mack Road.

We are involved on a regular basis with the South Florida Water Management District and area Law Enforcement agencies to lobby for our mutual interests & navigation rights. Among our activities are the construction of safe haven shelters like KRVSA’s Pavillion at Miles Point on Lake Kissimmee and Macnamarra Landing at Shady Oaks Public Recreation Area.

Win this Airboat

2019 KRVSA Raffle Airboat & Freedom Ride

Enter to win this airboat! $5 for a single ticket, or $20 for 5!

KRVSA will be hosting it’s annual Freedom ride and drawing the winning ticket for New 2018 Diamondback Airboat.


Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Miles Point, Lake Kiss
Lake Wales, Florida



Come out and celebrate our airboat freedom with a great lunch at KRVSA Miles Pavillion followed by the drawing of the winning ticket. Pricing will be $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.

Tickets will be on sale at all KRVSA events & meetings, KRVSA Members, Broward Airboat Show, Palm Beach Airboat Show and thru our Website.

New Diamondback Lightweight Hull 13 X 7.6 with 16″ sides, includes riveted poly, custom powdercoated rigging, custom paint, side walkboards and 3 place seating
Powered by an Overhauled Straight Valve 540 Lycoming Engine from Plant City Engines & Parts (Jr. Jurnigan)
Coupled with a new Sensenich 3 Blade 72″ JN series prop with anodized Black V series hub,integrated lock, 3D Carbon Fabric with Duraskin Coating on the Blades
New Loadmaster Custom Aluminum Trailer

You do not have to be present to win. Sales tax and title transfer will be the responsibility of the winner.