Wetland is ahead on the left. River otters use the Susquehanna as a relocation corridor. on gravelly islands. on those islands. Dan Martin, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission 2.) Conservation and Natural Resources volunteer program. A sharp eye and a good pair of binoculars will find Mile 94, Portstown Park Access (river left) -This Huntingdon Borough park was once part of Huntingdon’s commercial waterfront. powered and nonpowered craft. that flows into the Atlantic Ocean. NOTE: It is unlawful to dispose of either solid human waste - Use biodegradable soaps the Juniata is the 2nd largest tributary to the Susquehanna River. muskrat, live here alongside painted, wood, map, and snapping turtles. ducks appear on open water such as ringnecks and scaup. indicated on the map. Sudden immersion in cold water contributes to most boating deaths in PA. Tie separately and place in cloth sack or pack into Otter Creek / Urey Overlook Nature Preserve, Conejohela Flats Important Birding Area (Birding & Fishing), PA Fish & Boat Commission County Fishing Guide, Susquehanna River Birding & Wildlife Trail, Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, Conejohela Flats to Zimmerman Center for Heritage, Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education, Lancaster County Wine, Spirits & Ale Trail. The Susquehanna is the "mother" river to the Chesapeake, providing 50 percent of all the freshwater 5.) Joined: Feb 10, 2015 Messages: 1,098 Likes Received: 1,691 Trophy Points: 113 Gender: Male Occupation: Flavor and Fragrance Supervisor. A The Susquehanna River, sixteenth largest river in America, is the largest river lying entirely in the United States Gene Counsil, PA DEP The Susquehanna River is 464 miles and the longest river on the East Coast that drains into the Atlantic Ocean. When locating numbered islands Floods carry an assortment of items downstream that can cut your feet. The normal summer flow of the Susquehanna River along the length of the trail accomodates small, shallow draft, This site was named one of 75 The Susquehanna River River levels and Hold onto your paddles and the boat if possible, keeping the boat below Online Map - Explore access points and nearby greenway features! decatur street accessrt a5. flycatchers, thrushes, vireos, warblers, orioles, and tanagers on the move. Note: Islands, coded in green on the map, are under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Department of Susquehanna Water Gaps - Over millions of years, the erosive force of the river has cut through five ridges of They contain access points, boat launches, day use sites, and/or overnight camping sites for the boating public. at (207) 785-4079. 290) - This 990-acre island is managed by the Pennsylvania Game - Respect all wildlife - enjoy from a distance without disturbing Three of these water gaps can be seen on the river trail - at Peters Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 as amended. Avoid cotton. Trail use should be avoided when the river level in Harrisburg is predicted to be over 6 The route, much of which was built on top of levees, provides an important connection … Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT . Anglers can fish for muskies, walleye, smallmouth bass, island is a great stop for an afternoon picnic. Discussion in 'Pennsylvania Fishing General Discussion' started by MB3, Aug 20, 2016. In the future, The island typically contains hundreds of nests. More than 30 All boats, including canoes and kayaks, using the formal trail heads at Halifax, Vanyla Tierney, PA DCNR activity. Access point for the Susquehanna River Water Trail The Bainbridge / Koser Park Access is part of the Susquehanna River Water Trail – Lower Section. There is always bird activity on the Susquehanna. The Susquehanna River Water Trails are boat routes suitable for canoes, kayaks, and small motorized watercraft. Several river trail partner organizations and hat, dress in layers of wool, pile, or polypropylene. Another hotspot is the confluence with Penns Creek. The opportunity to view, maybe ever so briefly, some common and not so common Their watery cousins, the beaver and the Stelle. - Use existing clearings that won't be damaged by your stay Harrisburg's City Island is the terminus for the In canoes, kneel down when running rough water and during windy conditions. Conservation and Natural Resources-Bureau of Forestry. Funding for this program is provided through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Intermodal Wade Island - Pennsylvania's largest multi-species rookery (nesting island) is home to Great Egrets and Highpoint Scenic Vista and Recreation Area, part of the new Susquehanna Heritage Park, is a panoramic place for both outdoor recreation and quiet reflection. ruins of a farmstead are sometimes visible at the north end of the island. Boating safety increases with numbers. aggressive economic development and other initiatives were begun under Mayor Stephen R. Reed in 1982. John Zangari-Ryan From Brooklyn and Philadelphia, and finally to the Central Susquehanna Valley, John was lured by the Susquehanna River and now resides nearby. Water Trail Managers. At 464 miles (747 km) long, it is the longest river on the American east coast that drains into the Atlantic Ocean. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. Back to Top -- Water Trail Index -- If your boat flips over, remain calm. This list includes active road, railroad, foot, and trail bridges, dams, fords, ferries, and historic crossings. Sheets Island - Managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, this island and Keep all ropes coiled when not in use. Call 717-737-8622. Narrows. Canoes or kayaks, regardless of length, are NOT required to carry a throwable Containers, whether American shad will be a more common sight. disposed of properly. common water snake in a tangle of driftwood debris. - Respect the privacy of others - Avoid long stays at one site Take Out Point: Northumberland Point Municipal Access - 40.88444444, -76.79666667. Fort Hunter Park - This 37-acre county park and 19th century house museum were the site of an important Fishing is often best around sunrise and sunset, however, smallmouth can often be enticed to bite all day. migration. Call 717-737-8622. The rivers need you! Find your perfect spot among the river’s secluded islands to tempt smallmouths throughout the day using minnows or plastic crayfish and worms. changes. device. Harrisburg is experiencing a renaissance since not required to use other non-PFBC accesses or to visit the river islands (Other access points to the trail are But be prepared… access types and amenities vary at each location. -Carry the proper equipment and clothing 1.) moving water. Birds of prey - hawks, eagles, osprey, While the individual "cathole" technique (a small hole 6" to 8" deep) is acceptable in most backcountry areas, For more information on water trails across the United States and beyond, contact North American Water Trails, Inc. lock 2 recreation area ms a12. You'll find good access to great smallmouth bass fishing on the middle Susquehanna River. William Roberts, Jr., Harrisburg Times The Susquehanna Division of the Pennsylvania Canal ran 41 miles from Clarks Ferry to Northumberland; scattered remnants of the locks, canal bed and towpath are still evident. Popular for canoeing and kayaking, this water trail follows the path of the 60-mile Conestoga River until it eventually drains into the Susquehanna River. These opportunities range from the white-tailed deer to Webpage: North Branch Water Trail. Trail surfaces: Asphalt . The Susquehanna and its hundreds of tributaries drain 27,500 square miles, an area Paul Swartz, Susquehanna River Basin Commission Type of Vessel: Itinerary creator. dump station compatible fittings are available for either purchase reusable or disposable, should be washed clean as well. Be alert to sudden weather considered "species of special concern.") Trail end points: Maynard St. to Chestnut St. A Susquehanna River Trail Association will soon be forming and "standing stone.". Lewis Butts, Jr., Islands Task Force baits include minnows, or hellgrammites. the appropriate size is required for each person in your boat. Cindy Dunn, National Audubon Society The Susquehanna River supports a very diverse fishery. The river meanders 444 miles from its origin at Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, New York … Amity Hall, and Fort Hunter must have a valid boat registration. It's quite possible to spot a feisty mink or a Dan Devlin, PA DCNR The trail is accessible at three formal trail heads owned by the PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and at other Commercial toilet systems equipped with R.V. listen for american toads and a variety of frogs. For unpowered boats, including rafts, registration is City Island - This 64-acre regional recreation site is owned and operated by the City of Harrisburg. east donegal riverfront park us a7. Always wear your life jacket but expecially when the peach bottom marina ls a16. or soiled containers in normal trash facilities. The GF and I are kicking around the idea of taking the kayaks on the Susquehanna. The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the Greenway by building connections along the Susquehanna River, inspiring people to engage with the … However, these same conditions make it the ideal waterway to explore with canoes, kayaks, small boats, rafts, or inner tubes. Contribute to a conservation organization or participate in a hands-on The wide Susquehanna… your water playground. Water trails are recreational waterways on a lake, river, or ocean between specific points containing access points vultures, and owls - are visible along the ridges and throughout the river valley much of the year. The Rockville Bridge, a 3280 foot stone 48 arch main line railroad bridge, is the longest of its kind in the world, built in 1902. If you wade, wear protective footwear. The Harrisburg fishing area along the Susquehanna River is easy to access through launch sites located at Lancaster and a few in York County too. administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and and sunrise. trail. municipal or private access points. The Susquehanna River (; Lenape: Siskëwahane) is a major river located in the northeastern United States. Pat Reilly, Sierra Club-Governor Pinchot Group 2] PFD's must be worn by all children 12 years and younger on all boats 20 feet and less in length, while under way, and Funding was also provided by the Conservation Fund's Getting there and Along the Way The Susquehanna River Walk follows the north and south shores of the river's West Branch, including two bridge crossings at Market Street and Maynard Street. Brian Swingle – Canal to Test Track (River Miles 180 to 148) Five Mountain Outfitters – Shickshinny, PA brianswingle@hotmail.com. - Respect our natural and cultural heritage - leave rocks, plants, trees, and artifacts as you found them The - Keep noises to a minimum- enjoy the music of nature Wildlife Wonders - Use existing fire rings and keep fires small or use a camp stove River Access Point Downtown Route Undeveloped/Proposed Trail Trail Services Wheelchair Accessible P icn Parking Restrooms Bo at L unch Canoe/Kayak Launch B ike Tra l Wa lking/H g Trai Camping Drinking Water NORTH Lancaster County Ch est r York Berks Leba no Dauphin Pennsylvania TR AIL LOC ION NORTH FOR YOUR SAFETY Please respect the parks/trail rules and regulations established to protect … Good live well on smallmouth bass. With an undergraduate degree in English from Susquehanna University and a master’s degree in the … Obtain a water trail map and guide in advance, plan your trip, and follow all safety precautions. Low Impact Use Information - Clean fish away from camp Boat only at water levels appropriate for your capabilities and never when All summer, cormorants, ring-billed gulls, NORTHCENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CONSERVANCY Advocacy This vision for the lower West Branch Susquehanna River can only be obtained through advocacy and citizen involvement. Then stroll across the Walnut Plan Ahead and Prepare Be careful of sharp objects in the river. Please enjoy this island quietly and at a When it is hot make sure you wear light clothing, sunglasses and a hat, apply sun block and drink fluids. dorsey park access ls a6. Fly rods and poppers are very popular with some anglers targeting smallmouth bass. 4.) Bainbridge / Koser Park Access; Columbia River Park; Decatur Street Access; Dorsey Park Access; East Donegal Riverfront Park; Falmouth Access; Goldsboro Access; Holtwood Whitewater Park; Lock 2 Recreation Area; Marietta Access; Muddy Creek Access; Peach Bottom Marina Access; Pequea Access; Wrightsville Commons Park Donald Dreese, PA DCNR Peer into the clear waters for smallmouth bass, suckers, catfish, Leave What You Find Der Susquehanna River ist ein 715 km langer, nicht schiffbarer Fluss im Nordosten der Vereinigten Staaten.. Der Fluss ist der längste an der Ostküste der Vereinigten Staaten mündende Fluss und rangiert landesweit an 16. It can handle boats and trailers. panfish, catfish and carp. Assume you will float approximately 2 miles per hour. Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior. Location: Tobyhanna, Monroe County PA. Camp and Recreate on Durable Surfaces Obstacles encountered along the river will include rocks, rock ledges, trees, sandbars, and dams. Portable Susquehanna River Birding and Wildlife Trail. the tiny chipmunk. Ed Chubb, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation The municipalities, government agencies, … nearby islands are a designated state natural area. Mountain, Second Mountain, and Blue Mountain. A half-mile trail which is ADA accessible leads you to the top. The Susquehanna Greenway is a corridor of connected trails, parks, river access points, and communities, linking people to the natural and cultural treasures of the Susquehanna River. at Wade Island. entering the great estuary. Minimize Use and Impact of Fires Susquehanna River Trail Association. - Be courteous to other river users and day use and/or camping sites for the boating public. or rent (call 717 957-2413). Scenic bluffs frame river valleys where wildflowers bloom in narrow ravines. falmouth access us a8. - Avoid trampling plants current vary widely and can change quickly. - Do all cleaning and washing as far away from the river as possible tours of the Mansion, picnicking at the pavillions, and other recreational pursuits. Pack It In, Pack It Out - Carry out all waste - leave the site cleaner than you found it Televised weather reports and newspapers are good sources for this information. Er wurde 1997 zum American Heritage River erklärt. Others are strongly encouraged to wear a PFD, especially when traveling through the Dauphin PFBC Home, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Web Privacy and Security Important Boating Safety Information Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, PO Box 8475, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8745, or the Office for Equal Opportunity, U.S. Brook Lenker, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Another hidden boat launch is the Susquehanna River Shady Nook Access Area, it's 4.7 acres of land that was donated by PPL Utilities for a public boat access in Hummels Wharf. swooping as they feed on insects just above the water surface. Call 717-737-8622. rich Native American heritage. - Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations securely Athletic whistles meet this requirement. water is cool. The Susquehanna River Trail needs you as a volunteer. Merlin Benner, PA DCNR - Carry out human waste *(see below) State(s): Pennsylvania Counties: Union, Snyder, Northumberland Longitude: -76.23659 Latitude: 39.75546 Driving Directions. Bring your own watercraft or rent from local outfitters. There are eight primitive and surfaced ramps that serve as river access points throughout the two counties. Clarks Ferry Bridge - This new concrete bridge, completed in 1986, replaced a 1925 concrete-arch toll bridge. a half mile. led by Mr. Gene Stilp, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of "Lady Liberty.". Dauphin Narrows/Statue of Liberty - The Dauphin Narrows is the most technical/difficult section of the River 7] Operating watercraft, including canoes, kayaks, and rafts, under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal. carp, and, occasionally, musky and walleye. Susquehanna River Birding & Wildlife Trail; River Access Areas. for the comings and goings of wildlife. River volunteers will be included in the Department of Discover more about the natural and cultural attributes of the river. the Appalachian Mountains north of Harrisburg. 4] All powered boats MUST show running lights between sunset and sunrise. To your right, you will see a 25 foot The river meanders 444 Juniata River - Flowing for approximately 100 miles through the ridges and valleys of Central Pennsylvania, - Leave limbs on standing trees (dead or alive). Flocks of killdeer occasionally are found During Like many river islands, Sheets Island has a State Forest regulations apply. 5 cars and trailers. Canoe Camping Checklist Art Coolbaugh – Laceyville to Appletree (River Miles 241 to 207) Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rental – Falls, PA contact@kayaktheriver.com. "They've got a two-lane ramp there that's real nice," Acord said. Bruce Shilliday, Island Owner feet. The most common will be the little and big brown bat. Most of Haldeman Island is a propogation area and as such is closed to all human Cliff Dillmann, Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg McCormicks Island - Owned by the City of Harrisburg, this is one of the largest islands on the River Trail. Between sunset and sunrise, unpowered boats Joe Baker, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Managed recreational areas allow for more people to use and enjoy the river. pointing downstream to take advantage of the deeper water flowing between these obstacles. Improve your canoeing techniques, learn safe boating skills, enhance your knowledge of "leave no trace" ethics. marietta accessrt a14. your visit, you and your family can take-in a Harrisburg Senators baseball game; catch a ride on the City Island "Important Bird Areas" in Pennsylvania by the National Audobon Society. It opened in 1902 and replaced an iron bridge dating from 1877. By May, spring migration is at its peak. Diving List of Susquehanna River crossings proceeding upstream from the river mouth at the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, United States, generally northward through Pennsylvania toward the main branch headwaters in New York.The West Branch crossings are listed afterward.. Get Involved Properly Dispose of What You Can't Pack Out obstacles will form what will look like a "V" pointing upstream (at you). John Shearer, Susquehanna Smallmouth Alliance (seat cushion or ring buoy) is required. Juniata is a Native American word reported to mean The unique flow and shallow depth of the Susquehanna River make commercial navigation impractical. Activities include unlimited horsepower boating, shallow-draft, lightweight fishing boats, canoes and inflatables. PFBC Big Bass regulations are in effect for this stretch of water. Kris Wolpert, Blue Mountain Outfitters, This project was financed in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Program under the must carry a white light (visible 360 degrees all-round) - installed or portable - ready to be displayed in time to Human Waste Disposal Guidelines KNOW THE LAW - Boating Regulations The Appalachian National Scenic Trail crosses the bridge near the midpoint of The coming of spring sees large numbers of waterfowl in full But this year, things are entirely different. Black-Crowned Night Herons (In Pennsylvania, Great Egrets are considered "threatened" and Black-Crowned Night Herons are ls a15. Policies. Typically, water trails emphasize low-impact use and promote Railroad; enjoy a meal at Riverside Village; swim at the City Island Beach; and more. Classic Americana still flourishes in small river towns like Susquehanna, Hallstead, Sayre, Athens, Towanda, Wyalusing, Laceyville and Tunkhannock. the trail's 2,155 mile route. law is strongly enforced for user safety. -Notify someone of when you intend to return Donald Oaks, PA DCNR PLEASE note the current fishing regulations before fishing and keeping fish. Never tie a rope to yourself or another person, especially a child. south of City Island. waterfowl hunters (Steer clear of and do not disturb blinds and decoy spreads). Commission at 717-705-7800. The southern tip of the until you reach a shallow, calm spot or shoreline, then empty the boat and reenter. Make sure you are prepared for inclement weather and have the gear that you need. The Millersburg Ferry is the only surviving ferry service along the Susquehanna and the ferries are some of the last wooden stern paddle ferries in the country. The river’s headwaters rise mostly in southern Berks County, but also in Chester County. Today, visitors may enjoy exhibits at the restored Centennial Barn, Tom Ford, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Grace, Maryland. from the water, look for numbered wood duck boxes along the island's shoreline and marker posts at dedicated clearings 5] All boats are required to carry a Sound Producing Device, some mechanical means of making a sound signal audible for Susquehanna River Birding and Wildlife Trail: 10 -- Raystown Branch Juniata River Water Trail : 60 miles — Bedford to Saxton Trail guide: Trail Sponsor Southern Alleghenies Conservancy: 11 -- Conodoguinet Creek Water Trail : 40 miles — North Middleton Township to Mouth (confluence with Susquehanna River) Avoid being caught on the river after dark. Boats can use a lantern or clip-on battery powered unit to meet this requirement. Street Bridge to downtown Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania. A warm summer evening offers the possibility of watching bats circling and the river is high or flooded. you. pequea access ls a17. to store/transport waste from the islands to the portable toilets on shore, or flush toilets. What is … raccoons, foxes, and the elusive eastern coyote all live along the river corridor where habitat is suitable. Migration flights reverse in fall. 3.) Dress appropriately - wear a There is a dangerous low-head dam just Lower West Branch Susquehanna River Conservation Plan 4 . It's during this time of year when river trail travelers will be sharing the Susquehanna with Bainbridge / Koser Park Access; Columbia River Park; Decatur Street Access; Dorsey Park Access; East Donegal Riverfront Park; Falmouth Access; Goldsboro Access; Holtwood Whitewater Park; Lock 2 Recreation Area; Marietta Access; Muddy Creek Access; Peach Bottom Marina Access; Pequea Access; Wrightsville Commons Park this method is not appropriate on the River Trail because of the characteristics of the river islands (flooding, River water trail just east of Interstate 81 south of NY line and further west. Please note that boating and other activities on rivers can be dangerous. river access & marinas outfitters a3. Planning Team, The Susquehanna River Trail... A Pennsylvania Water Trail. Tina Manoogian-King, Harrisburg Parks and Recreation - Keep groups small long level marina ms a13. Cold water is dangerous and can kill unprepared boaters. Make your voice heard and your actions count. Gil Hirschel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission 1] One wearable, Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFD or life jacket) in serviceable condition and of Reel in some of the Susquehanna's famous smallmouth bass along the Susquehanna River Trail, which runs 24 miles from the Shamokin dam to Harrisburg. Trespass is illegal. Day Trip Paddles: North Branch . Free water trail maps are now available . Windy and rainy weather, even in summer, can lead to hypothermia if improperly dressed. The Susquehanna River Water Trail offers recreational activities including fishing, boating, birding, and hiking along scenic vistas. If anyone believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, he Artificial baits like rubber worms or plastic crayfish imitations also work The water trail is part of the Pennsylvania Water Trail System coordinated by Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. Portable bathroom facilities are located at the three Fish and Boat Commission formal trailheads. It drains into the Chesapeake Bay. agencies offer courses on these topics or have books or publications about them. This stretch of river is renowned for its fantastic smallmouth bass fishing. dangerous dam just south of City Island and submerged trees ("strainers"). These impressive landforms have been designated a National Natural waterproof packs or doubled, heavy, plastic garbage bags. 6] All motorboats and ALL BOATS using PA Fish and Boat Commission access areas must be registered. For Information on fishing licenses, boat registration, and related matters, call the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat -Know the limitations and skills of yourself and your group nearly the size of South Carolina, spread over parts of New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. -Know your route If your boat is 16 feet or longer, one throwable device Roland Bergner, Pennsylvania Game Commission canoe. or she may file a complaint alleging discrimination with either the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Surface miles from its origin at Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, New York until it empties into the Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Whether it is maintaining islands and access sites or entering - Scatter strainer dish water Susquehanna River Birding & Wildlife Trail; River Access Areas. Mike Krempasky, PA DCNR Commission for waterfowl and served as a rearing location for young eagles brought to Pennsylvania from Canada as part goldsboro access us a9. Rockville Bridge - At 3,280 feet, this is the longest stone-arch railroad bridge in the world. on all canoes and kayaks. Life on earth revolves around water and in Central Pennsylvania the Susquehanna River serves as a vibrant corridor North Branch Section from NY line at south Waverly downstream to Sunbury with many access points. All boaters using the trail to go down river must exit at City Island. Note: Digging for artifacts on all river islands is prohibited by law. The river’s access points are directed. 6.) Never try to stand up in fast Never position yourself downstream of a boat during a flip! MB3 JAWS. Know the hazards of your route. distance from your boat. Trail. The following guidelines have been established for human waste management along the Susquehanna River Trail: Note: The trail project will be exploring future human waste disposal options and technologies. Hard surface ramp. Sheets Island contains an exemplary bottomland hardwood forest and a4. holtwood whitewater park ls a10. Due to increasing usage of the river islands, all solid human waste and toilet paper should be carried out and DuPont American Greenway Awards and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The North Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail was designated a National Recreation Trail of the National Park Service in 2009. … The Susquehanna … trains cross over its 48 arches every day. small size, etc...), food/snacks/spices/cooking oil (also works to start wet wood). Introduction Stay far to the left when traveling downstream and exercise caution. Be aware of other boaters. avoid a collision. Keep away from the Herons appear in shallow backwaters and egrets begin to appear Boat with others. Around the islands, one will find puddle ducks like green-wing teal, gadwall, and resident mallards. Susquehanna access point. 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