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Logical Lasting Launches
by National Park Service Rivers & Trails Program, 2004

This guide provides design guidance for developing canoe and kayak launches. Case examples, designs, and photos of launch sites are included.

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Title Page, Table of Contents and Foreword

Ch. 1: THE ABCs OF LOGICAL, LASTING LAUNCHES (Introduction)

Ch. 2: QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO LAUNCH TYPES AND USES

Ch. 3: DESIGNING ACCESSIBLE LAUNCHES IN ACCORDANCE WITH AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES

Ch. 4: SIMPLE LAUNCHES

Ch. 5: FLOATING LAUNCHES (1538kb)

Ch. 6: PIPE AND PILE LAUNCHES

Ch. 7: CANTILEVER LAUNCHES

Ch. 8: CONCRETE LAUNCH DESIGNS (832kb)

Ch. 9: STAIRWAY VARIATIONS (704kb)

Ch. 10: PORTAGES AROUND DAMS

Ch. 11: LOW-IMPACT DESIGNS

INDEX OF CASE EXAMPLES, DESIGNS, PHOTOS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 
Challenge Cost Share Program | Federal Lands to Parks | Hydropower Relicensing Program
Land and Water Conservation Fund | Conservation and Outdoor Recreation | National Trails System
Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers | Rivers and Trails Program | Urban Park and Recreation Recovery
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