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Itinerary:

Columbia to Lock 2

Enjoy a leisurely paddle along the beautiful waters of Lake Clarke, taking you through Lancaster and York counties. Lake Clarke offers a host of recreational opportunities and historic sites to visit along its shores.

The route begins at the Columbia River Park Access in Columbia, PA. This access hosts a variety of attractions including the Columbia Wrightsville Bridge, the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail trial-head, and the Columbia Crossing River Trail Center. Along the way, keep an eye out for Klines Run Park and the stone building of the Zimmerman Center for Heritage on river right. Just across the river from the Zimmerman Center are the Conejohela Flats. This series of mudflats is renowned as a viewing location for migratory shorebirds, waterfowl, and other birds, including bald eagles and osprey. Another zigzag back to the western shore brings you to the takeout at the Lock 2 boat ramp.

Thank you to Susquehanna Greenway for contributing to this itinerary. To read more about this itinerary, visit Susquehanna Greenway.

Navigational Hazards:

  • Motorized boating traffic
  • High winds

High and fast moving waters are possible. Check water conditions before launching.

Nearest Hospital:

UPMC Pinnacle Memorial
325 S Belmont St
York, PA 17403

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: Susquehanna Heritage

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.