South Creek Inlet

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Shady Side, Maryland United States
38° 50' 18.96'', -76° 32' 3.84''
South Creek Inlet
South Creek Inlet
South Creek Inlet
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South Creek is a large tributary of the West River that is located just across the water from the town of Galesville, but is bordered by the town of Shadyside. Mainly a semi-protected area to anchor, South Creek is home to the Chesapeake Yacht Club, described below.

The image above is a view from the northwest looking southeast over the entrance to South Creek. To the left (north) is the Chesapeake Yacht Club, which may offer transient slips for members of reciprocating yacht clubs. They do not offer berths for the general public. The town of Shady Side is up and off to the left, and just out of the image to the right is Chalk Point.

Navigating the Water:

Use NOAA Chart 12270.

South Creek is approached from the north via the West River. From the West River opening at Chesapeake Bay, first pick up flashing green buoy “1” northwest of Curtis Point, and then head west-northwest for about 1.3 nautical miles to intercept flashing green buoy “1A.”

From this point, turn to the south toward flashing red “2,” which takes you into the West River, and then turn slightly more toward the west for a little less than two miles to pick up green daybeacon “3,” which is north of Cedar Point.

As you continue toward the southwest, note that the shoal around Cedar Point bends out into the channel between green daybeacon “3” and the next mark, green daybeacon “5.” Make sure you steer a little west once you have cleared green daybeacon “3” to clear the shoal. South of green daybeacon “5” is flashing red “6”, where you can turn south and head toward South Creek east of Chalk Point.

Local Notices to Mariners:

Local Notices to Mariners are available online from the U.S. Coast Guard.

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