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Wetipquin Creek

A self-supported trip created by MidAtlanticDayTripsB

Trip Overview

We started and ended at the boat launch at Wetipquin Creek. Wetipquin Creek is a relatively short, meandering tributary of the Nanticoke River. When you set out from the Wetipquin Park, which offers parking and a boat ramp (and, importantly, a portapotty), the Nanticoke River will be on your left. Head right, paddling beneath the Wetipquin Road Bridge. Once on the other side of the bridge, you'll notice that the creek splits. The northern fork -- or left fork -- is the main stem of Wetipquin Creek and that's the one we decided to explore. The creek is approximately 3 miles from the Nanticoke Bridge to the Wetipquin Road Bridge as the crow flies, but it would have been more like a 4 mile paddle upstream had we gone all the way. Wetipquin is a beautiful paddle, along salt marshes and forests. I felt, as we were paddling along Wetipquin Creek, that we were traveling through a landscape that had remained unchanged for hundreds of years. From the water, all we could see were the salt marshes that line the water way, sometimes backed by tall trees and forest. Most other signs of civilization were hidden behind the tall reeds of the marsh. We saw bald eagle, heron, egrets, as well as numerous smaller birds. For more photos and details, refer to

Safety Notes

Nothing unusual. Strong current, and this was our first major outing on our new kayak, so we found it challenging, but probably due to our newness.


Surprisingly strong current.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 8/13/2017
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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