The Conodoguinet Creek is approximately 90 miles long and weaves through agricultural lands, villages and small towns. You can enjoy a leisurely float, fishing, bird watching and even turtle hunting (view our turtle hunting video) on this Class 1 stream. The trail begins near Carlisle at North Middleton Park. Its series of elaborate bends and loops meander through Cumberland Valley and end at "The Point" in West Fairview, where the creek flows into the Susquehanna River. “Conodoguinet” comes from an Indian word meaning “a long way with many bends.”
Please note: the place mark in the map is at the confluence of the Conodoguinet Creek and the Susquehanna River.
Download the Conodoguinet Creek Water Trail Guide and Map (.pdf)
The guide provides park and recreation information for approximately 40 miles of the Conodoguinet Creek. This guide outlines two float trips: One short route, Trip A, west of the Carlisle Dam, and a second extended route, Trip B, east of the Carlisle Dam. There is no public portage at the Carlisle Dam. Do not attempt to navigate over the dam! Use of the creek is limited to daylight hours and access along all points is free. You will need to provide your own kayaks, canoes, or tubes.
Access points along the Creek may occasionally be closed. Click here to get the latest updates.
View details about Trip A & B and access points in the above downloadable guide or by clicking on each park.
B1 - Creekview Park
B2 - LeTort Falls Park
B3 - Scott Farm Appalachian Trail Work Center
B4 - Willow Mill Park
B5 - Hidden Creek Park
B6 - Westover Commons Area
B7 - Good Hope Access
B8 - Conodoguinet Youth Park
B9 - Acri Meadow Park
B10 - Oyster Mill Park
B11 - Adams-Ricci Community Park
B12 - Siebert Park
B13 - Pine Hill Arboretum
B14 - Ridley Park
B15 - Rupley Park
B16 - West Fairview Park
B17 - West Fairview Point (take-out only)
- Family Fun Fishing:
- Muskellunge, Walleys and Pike:
- Smallmouth Bass:
- Boat Launch: