TIME: 10:00am - 3:00pm (prompt start, estimated end)
The Salem is a wide flat river that is dammed at the DuPont Chambers Works with little or no current. There isn’t much cover, so expect a lot of sun. Longer boats are recommended. The river is generally lined with woods. The paddle is out and back; probably going upstream. There is no shuttle. Expect to paddle about 3 to 4 hours. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen and paddling essentials. Lunch break spots are limited depending on water levels and dryness. There is no porta-potty at the put-in or where we stop for lunch.
798 Hawks Bridge Rd
Mannington Township, NJ 08079
Recreational: the Salem River is a natural stream in South Jersey that empties into the Delaware River near the Delaware Memorial Bridges. It was dammed many years ago to provide a freshwater source for the DuPont Chambers Works and Atlantic City Electric. The river is generally lined with woods. Paddles are out and back.
Difficulty & Must Haves:
Salem River is an easy flat water out and back from the boat/kayak launch. The river is a reservoir with no discernable current. Typical paddles go upstream and return. Lunch break spots are very limited, generally dependent on water levels and dryness.
Nice to Have & Human Interest:
During spring paddles a waterfowl will be evident.
Additional Notes & Shuttle Info: