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Itinerary:

Chillisquaque to Northumberland Point Municipal Access

Whiling launching from Chillisquaque, make sure to observe any nearby motorboats. If clear of motorized contact, 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 and following the train tracks; as islands approach, gear towards the right or middle. It’s important to stay in this route because there is a bridge in 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 occurs just below the bridge. After the bridge work, continue along the bend of the mountain and the cliff side. The nearing Route 11 Bridge is the docking signal, so allow 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.

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.

Image Credit: John Zangari-Ryan