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Apply for Designation

May 1 is the spring deadline for national water trail designation. Find out more about how to apply.

Video: National Water Trails Forum

Check out the video from our inaugural forum on best management practices utilized in the nationally designated water trails. 

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Mapping the National Water Trails

Explore our interactive map of National Water Trails near you or create your own using our mapping toolbox.

Newly Designated National Water Trails

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the designation of three National Water Trails, adding more than 600 miles to the National Water Trails System.