Document Type

Professional Plan Capstone

Original Publication Date



Friends of the Lower Appomattox River

Date of Submission

December 2020


Water Trails are designated boating trails along rivers, lakes, or other waterways, and typically include features associated with land trails. For example, signage, restrooms, and other amenities that support users. Generally, water trails are for paddlecraft: kayaks, canoes, rafts, stand-up paddle boards, and other human powered watercraft. Although the lower Appomattox River has been a source of water recreation for many years, there are opportunities to enhance paddling experiences. Using the water trail concept, and the information provided by community members - along with the information collected through a look at the existing conditions - this plan offers improvement recommendations intended to improve paddler access, increase awareness and participation, and address safety issues.


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