(River mile 58 to 30)
This map has been simplified from the printed version. The highlighted section at the right illustrates the amazing detail provided in the printed map and guide. Purchase the map and guide to view the entire Lower Section of the Susquehanna River Water Trail in complete detail.
This section, home of the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area, is also a beehive of recreational activity. Explore the pond created by the Safe Harbor Dam, known as Lake Clarke, and an uncontrolled section of river above the Columbia–Wrightsville Bridge. South of the historic river towns, the river enters a wide, flat stretch known as Long Level. It is also home to the Susquehanna Heritage Park: a signature park, heritage site and education center showcasing the historic, cultural and environmental resources of the Lower Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay.
This stretch consists of the pond formed behind the York Haven Dam at the southern end, known as Lake Frederic, and an unconfined section of river to the north. This section of the water trail begins at the New Market boat launch on the west bank of the river, south of the City of Harrisburg.