Waterways Commission

The Arkansas Waterways Commission is the sole state agency responsible for developing, promoting and protecting waterborne transportation in Arkansas. The Commission also promotes economic development for ports on the five commercially navigable rivers of the state: The Arkansas, Mississippi, Ouachita, Red, and White Rivers.​

Arkansas is one of only 24 states in the United States to have the unique resource of inland waterways...and one of a handful of states that has more than one inland waterway! ​​​​​​

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Arkansas Navigable Rivers
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