Cumberland County Water Trails

Follow the Rules: Three main waterways add to Cumberland County’s scenic beauty. These water trails provide hours of fun filled boating and fishing activities for all ages. While on the water, remember to follow the six simple rules stated in this short video.

Conodoguinet Creek Water Trail:

Yellow Breeches Creek Water Trail:

  • Map and Trail Guide(pdf)
    • Safety Alerts 
      • There is a large tree that fell from a property to the Lower Allen Township side and is completely blocking passage of Yellow Breeches.  It’s just below Green Lane Drive (iron bridge).  Kayakers/tubers and floaters should leave the water trail at B8 Spanglers Mill access and put in at B9 Creekwood Park to avoid this hazard. 05/16/19
      • There is a downed tree upstream of access point B6 - Yellow Breeches Park, 2050 Sheepford Road, making the creek difficult to navigate.  It is recommended that paddlers exit the creek at Lower Allen Community Park or Liberty Forge to avoid the hazard. Additionally, boaters should be aware that stream conditions are constantly changing and paddlers must remain alert for water hazards.  
      • There is a tree just upstream of the Rose Garden Bridge (Gettysburg Road) Upper Allen Township just upstream of U.S. Route 15 blocking the width of the stream. Prior to B1 on Cumberland County’s Map and Trail guide.
      • Check stream conditions prior to any outing at USGS water gauge - Camp Hill. Recommended stream levels for boating are between 1.4-2.0.  6 is action stage, 7 is flood stage!
  • Periodic Closures at Messiah College
  • Interactive Mobile Trail Guide

Susquehanna River: