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Itinerary:

Greevy Boat Launch to Heritage Park

Launch with expectation to be accompanied by others. There are two launch spots for boats; use one of these launches, and make sure to be conscious of other paddlers. After you launch through the mix of boaters, stay toward the left side of the river while heading down stream. Most boats will go upriver, and though there will be some boat traffic downstream toward the three sets of islands, no boats will make it to the Muncy Cliff turn. Stay on the left at launch toward the Loyalsock Creek tributary, then bank to the right side of the river at the bend; the Montgomery Boat Launch is close and will produce boat traffic on the left side of the river.

As you approach the first island (Racetrack Island) stay to the right for the smaller path (less likelihood of boats though shallower) or bear left for a more open venture. This is the largest island on the trip. After the island, stay right toward the cliff for more scenery. 

The next island is King Island, the left is tight quarters whereas the right is more open. Through this section there are many rock shelves and drops that create defined streams for passage; there is a possibility of being too shallow of water for paddling.

Following the drops, there is then a very casual straight stretch followed by a final string of islands. Again, go left for adventure paddling, or go right for a less challenging divide. At the end of these islands comes a hard kick to the right.

There is a large shelf and vast amount of rocks where the river kicks hard right. This shelf is one of the deepest below Williamsport. Take some time to enjoy the cuts and the depth below; there are definitely large fish down in the deeps. The remainder of the trip a casual downstream venture. After about 2 miles, the 405 bridge will pass above. At this point, stay to the right and look toward the next bridge (a railroad bridge); you’ll have a little under a mile to drift. About 100 yards before the bridge is the Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail. The landing spot is a shallow rocky landing, so expect a scraping ending. The hardest part will be walking the kayak the 100 feet back to the car.

Emergency information:

UPMC Williamsport
700 High St
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 321-1000

UPMC Muncy
215 E Water St
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-8282

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

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

Paddling Notes

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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.