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The Arkansas River was designated as a National Water Trail by the National Park Service in 2016. There are currently at least 22 sites along the river which are open to the public for paddling.

Know Before Your Go

Resources for learning more about the Arkansas River:
There are numerous webpages with information on where to paddle and new resources are always popping up!


Running the boat passage in a rubber raft at the Lincoln Street Dam around sundown in 2018
Photo Credit: Vince Marshall



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