DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
This is a COVID-19 compliant paddle. We will be maintaining social distancing when possible and wearing face masks as necessary. Please bring a face mask, hand sanitizer, and your own pen to sign the liability/release form. Please bring a lunch to eat in your boat. The paddle is limited to 10 people and you must RSVP the leader (Louise Young) via email to attend and include your cell number. RSVPs will only be accepted 6 days prior to the day of the paddle (i.e. starting Sunday June 26). After 10 are signed up you will be placed on a waiting list.
The paddle will not be on Still Pond, but will paddle out to explore Churn Creek and then the bay for a short distance
There is no shuttle.
WHERE: Still Pond Coast Guard Station
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.335002, -76.130995
NEAREST ADDRESS: 24188 Still Pond Neck Rd Worton, MD
Still Pond Coast Guard Station 24188 Still Pond Neck Rd Worton, MD
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
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.
No future events at this location
ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: PARTICIPANT COUNT: VOLUNTEER HOURS: EVENT CANCELLED: No