Floating the Roaring Fork River through North Star is a wonderful experience. Stand-up paddleboards, canoes and kayaks are the preferred vessels for floating through the Preserve; some folks choose to tube it. The river through North Star flows gently, making it a suitable float for families and beginners. The water, however, is very cold. When floating North Star, we recommend putting in and parking at the South Gate. Dogs are permitted on land only at the Wildwood put-in and at the take-out. Please keep your dog on your vessel; dogs are not permitted on the land within North Star Nature Preserve.