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 
      • The Andersontown Road bridge between access points B3, MCormick Park, and B4, Lower Allen Community Park, is closed and under construction. The creek is passable and no portage is necessary but boaters should remain alert when paddling through the area. Construction is expected to last through November. 
      • 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.   
      • The Spanglers Mill Road bridge near access point B8 Spangler's Mill is closed for construction.  During construction, paddler's must exit the creek on the left bank and portage around the bridge. Construction is expected to last through November.  Portage schematic   
      • 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!
      • 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.
  • Periodic Closures at Messiah College
  • Interactive Mobile Trail Guide
  • Yellow Breeches Creek Ambassador Program

Susquehanna River: