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AWT Application
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Arkansas Water Trails develops public water trails throughout the state with supporting maps, signs and other information. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission seeks partnerships with communities and organizations interested in developing a water trail in their area.

Community Partners
The application should be completed by a representative of the community group or organization wishing to partner with the AGFC. Landowner(s) of the put-in and take-out access points must be partners in the project.


Proposed Water Trail Information


Trail Criteria

Public access must be a minimum of one paddling mile to a maximum of twelve paddling miles for each segment.

Presence of natural or historical attractions such as interesting habitat, wildlife diversity, or historic sites.

Adequate water quality, river flows or water depth (seasonal flows acceptable).

Local partner(s) to maintain put-in/take-outs and keep them clean.

AWT route markers and information panels
AGFC will provide ‘Arkansas Water Trail’ route markers to be used on the water trail. Local partners will install the markers and maintain the water trail corridor.

The AGFC will provide a trailhead sign for each access point; the community partner is responsible for installing and maintaining the sign.


Additional information


Applications will be prioritized based on above criteria to achieve statewide representation.