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.
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.
- Clicking on the icon resets the Interactive Water Trial Map to show the entire state.
- 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.
- This icon allows you to measure the distance between 2 or more points.
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.
Use the Place input box to quickly display a specific location:
- By name: Enter the name or partial name of a of a point of interest (i.e., lake, city, WMA)
- By type: Select one of the options from the drop-down menu to narrow your search (e.g., city or lake)
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.
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.