Beginning in the 1990s, Friends of the Riverfront was charged with partnering with municipal and private entities to create public access points for non- motorized boats. These water trail landings are seen from the river and road by red paddle-shaped signs, each indicating the distance from the Point at Point State Park. Several water trail landings contain racks for stowing your craft, interpretive signage, and available parking. The Three Rivers Water Trail is a system of 23 access points for non-motorized recreational boats on the Allegheny, Monongahela, Ohio, and Youghiogheny Rivers. All of the access points are available for public use, are free of charge, and require no registration or launch permit*.
In 2010, the Three Rivers Water Trail was awarded National Recreation Trail status by the U.S. Department of the Interior. This designation is granted to trails that are considered to be locally or regionally significant, open to the public for at least 10 years, and practice proper management and maintenance.
*Additional sites maintained by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, please check for costs and requirements.