06-19-2005, 07:59 PM
I live near back creek, but was wondering if there was a public boat ramp that is easily navigable on theNorther side of the York River Bridge closer to wolf trap ? I have always put in at back creek and headed north, but I was hoping for a closer ramp. I am thinking about going up there some time this week and maybe the weekend, but was hoping for a shorter trip on the water.
06-20-2005, 07:25 AM
Cobb's Creek marina off of Rte. 198
Gwynn's Is. public ramp
06-20-2005, 02:34 PM
Gwynns island ramp is nice- big, easy to get in and out of; just be careful going out of milford haven; remember the red and green markers switch sides halfway through-- if youve never been through there before, follow someone who has, and make sure the tide is coming in.
06-20-2005, 04:49 PM
Thanks, sounds like Gwynns is good if you know what your doing. How much does is cost to launch at Cobbs CreeK? Or is it about the same. if you know what your doing?
06-20-2005, 05:44 PM
Cobbs Creek will extend you trip time. Gwynns Island is the closest. If you go on a weekend go early parking is at a premium. If you stay within the markers at hole in the wall you should have pleny of water. Study your chart and watch the channel edges. You can see edges fairly easily. The depth drops from two feet to ten feet quickly.
06-20-2005, 05:56 PM
Thanks, It is beginning to sound like I am going to make the water run. I can't even get away from the driveway before 9 on a weekend.. Appreciate the advise.
06-21-2005, 08:16 PM
Joe, There is a Horn Harbor Marina south of Mathews that might be useful for your trip.
06-22-2005, 07:38 PM
Winter Harbor has the closest ramp of all. $5 launch fee.
06-22-2005, 08:48 PM
I have never heard of some of these places and I have no idea how to get to them. Can you please let me know how to get to them from the bridge on 17. I don't mind a fee, as long as I can find the place and the channel is well marked . Like I said in a previous message I would not want to ride there and find out I can't launch due to an overcrowded situation. I will be crossing the bridge between 9 and 10 on Sunday.
06-23-2005, 03:27 PM
Stop by Queens Creek Outfitters on your way. I'll be there & will give you directions. Go to www.queenscreek.com for directions to the store.