Turner's Creek Landing in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Sassafras River Water Trail
Turner's Creek Landing
Turner's Creek Landing is the premiere access point for the lower Sassafras River. This is an excellent location to launch canoes, kayaks, and power boats. Historically, Turner's Creek was the site of a small community that featured a granary and several modest homes. In the summer the creek is dominated by the regionally endangered American lotus, whose 8" flowers are the largest in North America.
Suggested Routes For Paddlers
Lloyd Creek: Heading downriver from Turner's Creek brings paddlers past high forested bluffs frequented by bald eagles, ospreys, and blue heron. The mouth of Lloyd Creek is three miles distant, and the creek itself is pristine and worth exploring. Those with a
Turner's Creek: The main branch of Turner's Creek extends inland for over one mile and contains several bald eagle nests and a blue heron rookery. From mid-June through October, the creek is overgrown with American lotus and some sections become non-navigable. The lotus' peak bloom occurs from mid-July through mid-August.
Paddling & Boating Safety
Safety should be your primary concern on the water - always remember to:
- Wear a USCG approved life jacket and follow all regulations.
- Leave your travel plans with a friend / loved one.
- Check the weather and tides before you leave.
Protecting the Sassafras River
When enjoying the Sassafras River please dispose of all trash in proper receptacles, respect private property and the privacy of others, and leave the natural environment as you found it. For more information about protecting the Sassafras River contact the Sassafras River Association or visit:
to learn more about the Sassafras River Water Trail visit www.srwt.org
Location. 39° 21.452′ N, 75° 58.97′ W. Marker is in Turner's Creek Landing Touch for map. Marker is at the end of Turners Creek Road. Marker is in this post office area: Kennedyville MD 21645, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waterfront Hub for Trade (here, next to this marker); Reluctant Aide (within shouting distance of this marker); Agricultural Demonstration Area / Historic Tree Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away); Natural Diversity at Turner's Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Home with a Rich Past (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain John Smith on the Sassafras River (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tockwogh and the Bay (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to the Kent Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Turner's Creek Landing.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 10, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.