Delaware & Raritan Canal / Delaware River (at Lambertville)

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"Fireman's Eddy" on Rte 29
08530 Lambertville , NJ 40° 21' 57.3804" N, 74° 56' 34.602" W

Good launch for sea kayaks just south of the rapids and wingdam in Lambertville. Washington Crossing is 5.3 statute miles to the south. No rapids of any significance but a few bottom scratchers if water level not high. Return north on canal. Cross over at Washington's crossing.

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Launching considerations / restrictions:: 

No fees and no apparent regulation of any kind.

Water Type: 
Driving Directions: 
  • I-295 North toward Trenton / Princeton.
  • Turns into I-95 South as it turns West.
  • Take last exit in NJ and follow signs for Route 29 North. (Notice canal on your left.)
  • Continue about 8 miles until you reach the Lambertville Flea Market Grounds which is quite large and on the right.
  • Take the next left over a small wooden bridge spanning the canal and drive down dirt road into the woods.
  • The boat launch on the Delaware is at the end of the road.
Launch Area: 
Parking Situation: 
No fee, several small lots, not heavily used.
Launch Area Surface: 
No Facilities