Prepare to Launch!
Guidelines For Assessing, Designing & Building Access Sites For Carry-In Watercraft
Prepare to Launch! is a resource designed to help facility and trail planners and park and recreation project leaders plan and build or update an access site tailored to the needs of canoeists, kayakers, tubers, stand-up paddlers, or small craft sailors. It guides a reader through the development process from conception to design creation, and provides a variety of launch construction options.
Prepare to Launch! is available in four distinct formats to serve you and sharing with others in your office, meeting or in the field:
Prepare to Launch! is a joint project of the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program and the River Management Society, and is an update to Logical Lasting Launches. RMS and NPS appreciate and thank the river users, managers, and professionals staff across the country who have contributed to this updated guide. Enjoy, learn and let us know what you think of this collaborative effort!