Crane Pond and Parker River

Georgetown, Massachusetts 1833

Crane Pond and Parker River

Crane Pond and Parker River Professional Review and Guide

"Narrow, marshy Parker River flows through a wildlife management area filled with birds and wetland plants. High water levels, especially in spring, make paddling through narrow meandering channels much easier. Use shorter boats here. You will see many waterfowl, a diverse array of aquatic plants, and more.

The Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area surrounding this section of the Parker River offers a superb paddling environment. The river, more like a creek here, varies from canoe width to about 20 feet as it meanders through an
extensive marsh; beaver keep most of the channel open. When we paddled here in the first week of August, sunfish redds indicated that they were spawning. With its sharp bends and 180-degree turns, the waterway will test your paddling skills."

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Trail Information

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Skill Level
6 hours
Class I
Spring through Fall
Local Contacts
Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 19: O17, 18, Map 29: A27; USGS Exeter, Georgetown
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