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The COVID-19 outbreak is evolving across the Chesapeake watershed. Chesapeake Gateways sites and events are managed at the discretion of individual locations and event organizers. Please contact local sites and organizers in advance for any potential schedule changes or closures. The health and safety of residents, visitors, staff, volunteers, and partners is our top priority.
The Susquehanna River drains more than 27,500 square miles of land in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. This large network of waterways is upkept and monitored by a variety of riverkeeper partners.
Below lists a variety of partners that helped to make this website and online paddle guide come to life.
Chesapeake Conservancy’s mission is to conserve and restore the natural and cultural resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. We empower the conservation community with access to the latest data and technology. As principal partner for the National Park Service on the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, we helped create 153 new public access sites and permanently protect some of the Bay’s special places like Werowocomoco, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, and Fort Monroe National Monument. (Learn more)
The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) is one of 12 heritage regions within Pennsylvania's Heritage Region Program, as designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR). They serve Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties, each known for unmatched rural landscapes shaped by centuries of farming and timbering. EMHR also serves as water trail manager for the Susquehanna North Branch Water Trail from the New York state line to the southern Luzerne County border. (Learn more)
The Lumber Heritage Region is a non-profit that serves a 15 county region in North West/North Central Pennsylvania that accentuates the importance of the lumber industry for the past, present and future. (Learn more)
Susquehanna Greenway is a regional non-profit that seeks to link natural, cultural, historic, and recreational resources along the 500-mile corridor of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. They are water trail managers for the West Branch Susquehanna and the Lower North Branch from the Luzerne County line to the confluence. (Learn more)
Susquehanna Heritage is a non-profit organization and National Heritage Area collaborating with local, state, and national partners to connect people to the Susquehanna River and its history. They are also the Lower Susquehanna Water Trail Manager from Harrisburg to just below the Maryland state line. (Learn more)
Susquehanna River Trail Association is a completely volunteer riverkeeper group that maintains 50 miles of the Middle Susquehanna along with 23 campsites along that route. (Learn more)
The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office connects people to experiences of the natural and cultural heritage of the Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and the watershed. We help conserve special places important to visitors, residents, and the nation, for this and future generations.(Learn more)