Frequently Asked Questions

What should I know about boating regulations before I go?

Detailed explanation of boating regulations and safety information is available in the PA Boating Handbook online at:

Must I register or title my boat to use it in Pennsylvania?

Boat registration and titling requirements are available online at:

Can I camp on the water trail? 

The Map & Guide highlights what amenities are available at the access sites, including camping. You can also contact any of the campgrounds listed here.

How do we get around the dams?

Portage landings and contact information for all the dams are indicated on the Water Trail Map & Guide. Dam operators will provide paddlers with shuttle service around the dams at Safe Harbor and Holtwood. Be sure to provide advance notice of your arrival.

Yes, I’d like to purchase the map and guide

This website was developed by the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area in partnership and with funding support from the National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Pennsylvania Heritage Areas Program.

The Susquehanna River Water Trail is part of the National Recreation Trails Program and the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership.

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