Best Management Practice Category: Public Information


The public is provided with accessible and understandable water trail information, including details for identifying access and trail routes; cultural, historic, and natural features; hazards; and water quality. The water trail is promoted to the community and broad national audience.

Access, Routes, and Maps

Willamette Water Trail Map

The Willamette has a waterproof, bound map and an online map with details showing access and features along the 216-mile water trail. Willamette Water Trail

Bronx River Blueway Map

A well-designed map that clearly shows access points, amenities, and detailed maps of portages.

Missouri River Water Trail Print Map

A map of the Missouri River National Recreational River Water Trail designed for print publication and display.

Kiosk Sign- Kansas River WT

A kiosk sign for St. George including a water trail map.

Chattahoochee River Map and Information

A map, river information, and a river guide for the Chattahoochee River.

Guidebook for the Waccamaw Blue Trail

A 30-page guidebook for the Waccamaw Blue Trail.

Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail Map

A graphically-pleasing map of the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail.

French Broad River Index Map

An example of an index map showing the extents of more detailed maps.

Tillamook County Water Trail Guidebook

A 13-page guidebook for the Tillamook County Water Trail in Oregon.

Willimantic River WT Paddle Guide

A 14-page paddle guide put out on the Willimantic River.

Online Interactive Map

The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area has created an online interactive map to integrate the water trail into the regional transportation networks. The map shows bikeshare stations, bike routes, bus stops, rail stations, and streets.

General Information Programs

Chattahoochee Summer Program

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area hosts a number of events throughout the summer which helps disseminate important information about the river, recreation, and its other river-related resources.

Hazards and Water Quality

Chattahoochee Bacteria

The Chattahoochee water trail provides flow and water quality information through model partnerships with the USGS, the upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, and the Army Corps of Engineers.