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Do you have a water trail in your community? Become a Water Trail Manager and supervise an ACA Recommended Water Trail through our online directory.

Qualification for ACA Recommended Water Trails

An ACA Recommended Water Trail must meet a set of basic criteria and stand out as a good destination for paddlers. To be eligible, an ACA Recommended Water Trail must meet the following requirements:

  1. The water trail must be a contiguous or semi-contiguous waterway or series of waterways that is open to human powered recreational paddling.
  2. The water trail must have public access points for paddlers.
  3. The water trail must be covered by a map, guide, signage or website of reasonable quality and be available to the public.
  4. The water trail must be supported and managed annually.

To apply for an ACA Recommended Water Trail designation for your water trail, please complete the form below and a staff member will review your submission shortly. If you have any questions please contact the ACA Stewardship department. Stewardship 

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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling, stewardship support to help protect paddling environments, and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration, and recreation.

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