GA Water Trails 
Technical Assistance & Toolkit

Intensive Technical Assistance

Based on our work to date, GRN has coordinated with partners both statewide and nationally to help direct the establishment of 15 water trails in Georgia comprising 1,230 miles). An additional 18 trails are under development. 
GRN has transitioned to a 'Fee for Service' funding mechanism in order to continue the Intensive Water Trail Technical Assistance program.
Our fee structure, which we initiated in 2016, is based on the resources and time it has taken to provide assistance to groups developing their water trails. 

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BRWT HurrahGRN has provided intensive technical assistance to the following Water Trails:
  • Ochlockonee River Water Trail
  • Yellow River Water Trail
  • Broad River Water TrailFRWT Meeting3 001
  • Satilla River Water Trail
  • South River Water Trail
  • Flint River Water Trail (in progress)
  • GA's Little River Water Trail (in progress)
  • Upper Oconee Water Trail (in progress)


Please let us know if you would like a list of references that can attest to GRN's detailed knowledge of Georgia's water trails and ability to provide expertise and assistance to a group working to develop a successful water trail.


GA Water Trails LogoThis toolkit is designed to give you a step-by-step guide to developing a water trail.  Whether you have an established trail or are developing a new water trail on your local waterway, this toolkit should provide you with some guidance.  

The first step to getting a water trail in your community is to evaluate the resources available, river access and the potential economic return for the community. Use this planning checklist to help you get started.  We also have a list of budget items you may consider while evaluating your resources.







The water trail users are provided with opportunities to learn about the value of water resources, cultural heritage, boating skills, and outdoor ethics.


There is a demonstrated ability to support routine and long-term maintenance investments on the water trail. Facilities are designed, constructed, and maintained by incorporating sustainability principles.

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