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At river mile 4.6 of the West Branch of the Delaware, the Pennsylvania Fish Commission operates a public access boat ramp. This is a popular put-in spot for canoes and kayaks going down the West Branch past Hancock to the main stem of the Delaware. The site has parking, boat ramp, mooring, docking, trash disposal and portable restrooms. Boats must show a valid Pennsylvania boat registration.

The West Branch of the Delaware meets the East Branch near Hancock to form the main stem of the Delaware. Most land along the river is privately owned. Camping is allowed only in private campgrounds. The next access point downstream is on the West Branch inside the Upper Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River at the Shehawken access area at the mouth of Shehawken Creek (Delaware River mile 0.6).

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Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
1601 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg PA 17110