Reconnect Alabama's communities with their rivers through recreational tourism.
Expanding recreational use of the rivers, adding fuel points to bring tourism from the Gulf to the interior of the state; promote the safe recreational use of our rivers; holding some of the largest paddling events ever held in the Alabama; enlisting AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteers to develop access to the river in a number of communities; building business capacity in remote and disadvantaged communities through the establishment of small tourist services; assisting communities with river cleanups.
At 631 miles (and hundreds of miles planned for near-term expansion) the Alabama Scenic River Trail is the longest such waterway in a single state. We are the only water trail in Alabama that is recognized as a National Recreational Trail. The ASRT currently stretches from the Alabama-Georgia Line on the Coosa River, to the start of the Alabama River below Wetumpka; through Montgomery, Selma to Claiborne, then through the Mobile-Tensaw Delta to Fort Morgan in the Gulf of Mexico. It may be the only river trail in existence that passes through lake country, flatwater, bluff country, whitewater, estuarine delta and salt water.
Last Updated: January 26, 2012