Map Help

Using the Interactive Water Trail Map

The Interactive Water Trail Map uses different layers of information that help you find information about water trail facilities and nearby state and federal recreation areas.

Basic operation

You can explore the map using the interface icons, the drop down quick zoom, or do a specific place search. See the instructions below to learn more.

To learn more about a specific feature, click the feature and an information bubble will appear.

Interface icons

  Image of icon resets the Interactive Water Trial Map to show the entire state. - Clicking on the icon resets the Interactive Water Trail Map to show the entire state.
   Image of the icon allows you to move to a different area of the map. - This icon allows you to move to a different area of the map. You can also hold down your mouse to drag the large map to a new position, or click on the smaller map (located in the lower right of the map) to move to a specific area of the state.
   Image of an icon that allows you to measure the distance between 2 or more points. - This icon allows you to measure the distance between 2 or more points.

Quick zoom

Click on the Quick Zoom drop down to have the map zoom to your water trail of interest. It will bring the specific water trail into the center of the map, zoom in for more detail.

Place searches

Use the Place input box to quickly display a specific location:

After you have entered your information, click on the button. If your search terms match only one item exactly, the map will automatically zoom to that place. Otherwise, a small popup window will show you matches and you can zoom to a place by clicking on a name.

River Level Interpretations for Paddling

Very High
Water levels and conditions make it dangerous to paddle.

High
Water is flowing swiftly and levels are higher than normal. Only intermediate to experienced paddlers should attempt paddling.

Medium
Water levels and rate of flow are ideal for paddling.

Low
Water levels are low and paddlers should be on the lookout for rocks and fallen trees.

Scrapable
Impact with rocks and trees is likely, as is walking in the water to pull your watercraft.

About the data

This map is not adequate for sole use as a navigational aid, and its accuracy is not guaranteed. Whenever you spend time on the water, be sure to plan your itinerary conservatively. Use good judgment in relation to weather conditions, water levels, the onset of darkness, and the potential for difficulty in finding the accesses or campsites you are seeking.