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Wading River Godfrey Bridge to Beaver Branch (cold water gear required)

  • Wading River at Godfrey Bridge

    85 Godfrey Bridge Rd, Chatsworth, NJ (map)

    39.689232 -74.543701

  • white truck with red canoe or orange kayak
  • Short version:
    PFD and cold water gear required (wet suit/dry suit/dry pants+top)
    •Meet at put in (Godfrey Bridge Campsite - just past Wading River campground)
    •6.3 miles, 4-5 hours
    •Plastic boats better, any length
    •Shuttle required
    •Bring lunch

    Long version:

    Join us for a paddle on the Wading River from Godfrey Bridge to Beaver Branch.  This is a 6.3 mile trip that should take 4-5 hours, with no planned portages (but there could be obstructions in the river).  This trip is suitable for all boat lengths, plastic boats recommended.  This is a cold water paddle, you must be an experienced paddler with the appropriate cold water gear.

    We are meeting at the put in (Godfrey Bridge Campsite, which is just past Wading River campground).  After we unload boats there we will shuttle cars to Beaver Branch.  This does require driving down a dirt road, but the road is normally passable.  After driving back to Godfrey we will paddle downstream, stop for lunch somewhere on the creek, then continue downstream to our cars.  After the paddle we will retrieve any cars left at the launch.

    Water and air temperatures are cold, you must have cold weather gear (wet suit, or a dry suit, or dry pants and top).  You also must have (and wear) a PFD.

    You should bring lunch, water, and the normal rescue gear (pump, sponge, whistle, etc).

    Trip cancellations due to thunder/high winds/flooding/extreme cold will be posted by 7:00am on the day of the paddle.  Marilyn can be reached via cell phone at[masked]

    Important: The Delaware Valley Kayakers collects no dues and assumes no responsibility.

    NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while paddling with us.

    Paddling is an inherently dangerous sport. Information is provided with the understanding that the providers are not engaged in rendering advice on technical matters, equipment performance, safety, or any other aspect of the sport in absolute terms or advocating any of the techniques or experiences described.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer!!! Now I have to take my boat OFF my car. It was great to see the looks on peoples faces as I was putting on. Next time

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Guys.
    I was looking forward to paddle with you but I have to cancel. I will see you soon.

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just about time to go south

    December 29, 2013

  • Sheldon L.

    Working Marylin. How about a repeat next weekend?


    December 29, 2013

  • Joe H

    enjoy the Girl Power!. Be safe. Skiing with my girls this weekend. j

    December 28, 2013


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