EVENT

WHEN:
DATE: 08/03/2024
TIME: 9:30am-3:30pm (prompt start, estimated end)


DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water!  Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, and carpooling directions.)

Please email the leader (Rob McCue, e-rab101@comcast.net) to attend with any equipment needs and include your cell number.

We will meet at the launch area (39.335002, -76.130995) at 9:30 AM and launch by 10 AM. There are no rest room facilities at the launch area. There is no shuttle.

For this trip we will choose from several options based on the preferences of the participants and the weather and water conditions. If conditions are benign, we can paddle out into Chesapeake Bay proper and travel south along the shoreline to Churn Creek, which we can then explore. If a more sedate trip is desired or necessary, we could travel to the eastern end of Still Pond and back. Generally, our mileages paddling from the Coast Guard Station total 6 to 10 miles, depending on how much we choose to do.

Be sure to bring lunch, plenty to drink, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

LOCATION

WHERE:
Still Pond Creek – Coast Guard Station

NEAREST ADDRESS:
24188 Still Pond Neck Rd
Worton,  MD 21678

EXACT COORDINATES:
39.335002, -76.130995

ONLINE DIRECTIONS:
Google Mapping

PARKING FEE:
No

RESTROOM AVAILABLE:
No

WEB PAGE
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WRITTEN DIRECTIONS:
Drive 49 mi, 57 minutes 520 JFK Memorial Hwy, Newark, DE 19702, USA Head northeast 148 ft Turn left 49 ft Turn right 253 ft Turn right 62 ft Turn left 354 ft Turn left 141 ft Turn right 233 ft Turn left 466 ft Take the ramp onto I-95 N 1.86 mi Take exit 4A for DE-7 S/DE-1 toward Christiana Mall Rd 840 ft Keep right at the fork and merge onto DE-1 S/DE-7 SContinue to follow DE-1 S 4.92 mi DE-1 S turns slightly right and becomes DE-1 S/US-13 S 2.23 mi Continue onto DE-1 SToll road 3.65 mi Keep right to continue on US-301 SToll roadEntering Maryland 15.4 mi Take the MD-290 exit toward Galena/Chestertown 0.318 mi Turn right onto MD-290 S 3.98 mi Continue onto MD-213 S/W Cross StContinue to follow MD-213 S 5.69 mi Turn right onto MD-298 W 2.56 mi Slight right onto MD-566 1.18 mi Continue onto MD-292 N 0.821 mi Keep right to stay on MD-292 N 0.918 mi Turn left onto Still Pond Neck Rd 4.57 mi Continue straight 751 ft Turn rightDestination will be on the left 89 ft 24188 Still Pond Neck Rd, Worton, MD 21678, USA


LOCATION NOTES:

Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1xs3j0xejaITERUOfeNPHdNPnLxf6qOaJ&usp=sharing

General Information:

Still Pond Creek is tidal and opens onto the Chesapeake Bay. From the old Coast Guard station you can paddle around the shoreline of Still Pond Creek for approximately 3 miles one way. From the put in you can then paddle out into Still Pond Bay (Chesapeake Bay) where there are sandy beaches available to the north or south for swimming/lunch.

Difficulty and Must Haves:

Without wind this is an easy paddle. A 12’ or longer kayak with a spray skirt is best for going into the bay. Basic kayak training with some follow on paddling is the only requirement to attend this paddle. We typically paddle a bout 10 miles. Bring a lunch, sunscreen, water and all required paddling gear.

Nice to Have and Human Interest:

For windy days a spray skirt is great to have. Numerous waterfowl, to include eagles are seen on the side creeks of Still Pond.

Additional Notes and Shuttle Info:

There is not a porta potty at the launch. No Parking fees. Closely adhere to the speed limit driving through the small towns.

OTHER

FUTURE HERE:
Still Pond-Coast Guard Station - 08/03/2024 - 9:30am-3:30pm
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