Schuylkill River Water Trail Guide

Schuylkill River Water Trail logoBefore using this on-line guide, there are several documents you should read first to familiarize yourself with river safety:

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Be smart when going on the river. Always wear your Personal Flotation Device, and that means properly fitted and fastened. Never paddle alone. Let someone know your paddle plan. Use the links to the right to determine the river's current status.

Water Trail Index Map

Click on the different numbered sections at left to bring up a detailed map of the section of the river.

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Water levels

Water quality

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Owners of unpowered boats (canoes, kayaks, rowboats, etc.) can launch their boats at PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) lakes and access areas or Pennsylvania state parks if their boats display a Commission launch use permit, boat registration, or PA State Parks launch permit. Pennsylvania State Parks recognizes PFBC boat registrations and launch permits. The PFBC does NOT recognize launch permits from other states. A Commission launch permit can be purchased online at the Commission's web site.

All motorized boats are required to be registered with PFBC.