Itinerary:

Chillisquaque to Northumberland Point Municipal Access

When launching from Chillisquaque, make sure to observe any nearby motorboats. If clear of motorized traffic, launch and cross the river to the right side. There is deeper water here, but the bank is safe and accessible. Look for turtles resting on logs submerged in slow and still water, as well as osprey and eagles exploring the sidelines and trees. Continue along the right-side of the river, following the train tracks; as islands approach, stear towards the right or middle.  It’s important to follow this route because there is a bridge under construction. Currently, the right side of the river is the accessible side. Anglers will enjoy fishing throughout much of this stretch, and their prime destination lies just below the bridge. After the bridge work, continue along the bend of the mountain and the cliff side. As you near the Route 11 Bridge prepare for docking, allowing enough time to cross over to the left side before passing beneath the last pier. The take-out is about 100 feet after the bridge and immediately before the confluence. 

**Hazards: Motor boats and bridge construction

Paddling Notes: Expect a slow river with a back flow toward the docking point. This section has a lake effect current though the current is dependent upon the inflation of the Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam. The dam is typically inflated during the summer holiday season which allows for boating and a back flow.

Emergency Info:

Evangelical Hospital
1 Hospital Dr
Lewisburg, PA 17837
(570) 522-2640

UPMC Sunbury Hospital
350 N 11th St
Sunbury, PA 17801
(570) 286-3333

Water Safety

Remember: safe use of rivers and any designated trails, at any time, is your responsibility! Water trail maps are for informational and interpretive purposes only and are not meant for navigational purposes, nor do they take into account level of skills or ability required to navigate rivers. The National Park Service, Chesapeake Conservancy and/or the individual trail associations assume no responsibility or liability for any injury or loss resulting directly or indirectly from the use of water trails, maps or other printed or web-based materials. Learn more about water safety.

Water Safety

Remember: safe use of rivers and any designated trails, at any time, is your responsibility! Water trail maps are for informational and interpretive purposes only and are not meant for navigational purposes, nor do they take into account level of skills or ability required to navigate rivers. The National Park Service, Chesapeake Conservancy and/or the individual trail associations assume no responsibility or liability for any injury or loss resulting directly or indirectly from the use of water trails, maps or other printed or web-based materials. Learn more about water safety.