Coastal Recreation Waters Law and Legal Definition

According to 33 USCS § 1362 (21), coastal recreation waters:

"(A) In general. The term "coastal recreation waters" means--

(i) the Great Lakes; and

(ii) marine coastal waters (including coastal estuaries) that are designated under section 303(c) [33 USCS § 1313(c)] by a State for use for swimming, bathing, surfing, or similar water contact activities.

(B) Exclusions. The term "coastal recreation waters" does not include--

(i) inland waters; or

(ii) waters upstream of the mouth of a river or stream having an unimpaired natural connection with the open sea."