Water Trail Planning 101

A quick how to guide for developing water trails

by National Park Service

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Water Trail Planning 101


Published April 26, 2010

About the Author


The National Park Service (NPS) was created in 1916 and today manages over 390 units found in all 50 states and some of the U.S. territories. NPS supports and operates trails in three interlocking arenas: trails in parks, technical assistance to States and communities, and administration of much of the National Trails System.

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