About the Blueway
To enhance the blueway, we’re adding four to five new managed access points to make it easier to put in and take out kayaks, canoes, and other paddlecraft and to reach new stretches of the riverways.
Together with other existing put-in and take-out sites, these new launch points will create a series of stops spaced between five and ten miles apart, allowing paddlers to enjoy different trip lengths that can begin and end at a variety of locations.
As part of the master planning process, we’re exploring where the new access points will best be located. We’re also exploring which amenities (such as restrooms, boat storage, parking lots, etc.) and types of programming (such as water safety classes and paddling instruction) can be offered at each location.
Visitors of all ages and abilities will find opportunities for water-based adventure.
We’re looking, too, for opportunities that will allow paddlers to expand their adventures through hiking, biking, walking and other forms of non-motorized travel as well as enjoying other nearby amenities.
Specific timing for implementing the blueway enhancements will be determined as part of the master planning process. However, Great Parks anticipates opening one new launch site each year, beginning in fall of 2025.