"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man" - Heraclitus 501 BC
The Conestoga River is one of Lancaster County’s most scenic waterways. The river flows for over 60 miles, joining the Susquehanna River below the Safe Harbor dam. The official Water Trail flows from Brownstown, Sylvan B. Fisher Park, below 772, to Safe Harbor. All 32 miles of the Water Trail are popular for canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and fishing.
There is much debate surrounding the location of the headwaters of the Conestoga River. Click below to find out more...
There are currently 15 officially recognized access points on the Water Trail in varying states of accessibility and usage.
The Water Trail is home to 3 dams. Click below to find out more about the dams and other hazards on the river and how you can safely navigate around them.
Safety is priority so always check the river gauge before heading out. Average for the Conestoga River is around 3.5' with a flow rate around 450 cfs. We urge extreme caution over 7' or 2100 cfs.
Find the details on what you need to know to get you and your non-powered boat safely on the water.
Find out all you need to know about fishing in the Conestoga River.
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