published Jun 15, 2020
Best Management Practice Goal: The water trail actively engages local communities and trail users, who provide support and advocacy for the maintenance and stewardship of the water trail.
published Jun 1, 2013
National Park Service
Guidelines for accessing, designing, and building launch sites for carry-in watercraft.
published Jun 1, 2010
Practical guidelines and templates for planning, site design, signage and construction in the state of Iowa.
published Aug 2, 2019
Mike Passo with American Trails
A totally unbiased analysis by a kayaker with a disability.
published Dec 18, 2018
Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows.
published Sep 1, 2002
Lindsy Johnson, MCRP
Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities.
published Jan 1, 2014
Water trails are a unique form of recreation – in its simplest form it consists of floating with minor balance and navigation. However, the ability to reach the water’s edge is probably one of the largest obstacles to participation.
published Aug 1, 2015
River Management Society
This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.
published Aug 17, 2018
Low water crossings are designed to allow normal flow under the trail, and to be over-topped during seasonal floods.