The National Recreation Trails Database

National Water Trails Login


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Log in here to create a new application or continue a previously saved application:


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New Users:

If this is your first application, you must first create a user account. Be sure to write down your User Name and Password!



Before you begin, follow these four tips to ease the application process:

Application instructions can be found on the NWTS site, which provides information and documents required for new applications. You may use this as a checklist to gather data for the online application. Basic information is entered on the application website, and supporting materials (maps, photos, etc.) can be uploaded but must be in standard electronic formats.

This application process is for trails on state, local, or private land, OR on federal land (outside the US Department of Agriculture). If your water trail is on National Forest, National Grassland, or other land managed by the Department of Agriculture, you should contact the US Forest Service National Recreation Trails Program.

This online application and the NRT database are hosted and maintained by American Trails.