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RECREATION PLANNING

Mapping blueways and water trails

The VOP Mapper identifies water trails in Virginia. The mapper is a planning tool and should not be used to create paddling guides.

Detailed paddling and water trail maps are most often prepared by local and regional partners working to enhance outdoor recreation for tourism. Water trail and blueway guides address watercraft types, water conditions and potential user conflicts. Such a field guide or water trail map provides maps showing river segments, conditions including hazards, rapids, portages and points of interest.