Jackson Creek Inlet

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Deltaville, Virginia United States
37° 32' 39.12'', -76° 19' 41.88''
Jackson Creek
Jackson Creek Inlet
Jackson Creek Inlet
Jackson Creek Inlet
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Jackson Creek is home to the southern portion of the Deltaville boating scene. Deltaville is an immensely popular stopover point for boaters making the northbound or southbound trek on the Chesapeake Bay because of its location about halfway between Solomons Island and Norfolk. Deltaville’s Jackson Creek has a number of marinas on its shores, and a couple of repair yards with full haul-out capabilities.

The image above is a view from the east-southeast looking west-northwest over Jackson Creek’s two branches. To the right (north) is the town of Deltaville, while the town of Ruark lies to the left (south). Two of Deltaville’s larger marinas are located on the northern branch of Jackson creek and are easily seen above. Deltaville Boatyard is first and has a 35-ton lift for haul-outs and related repairs. Just after the Deltaville Boatyard is Deltaville Marina, which has slips available for transient guests.

Navigating the Water:

Use NOAA Chart 12235.

Jackson Creek is located off of the Piankatank River where it meets the Chesapeake Bay near Gwynn Island. Jackson Creek’s entry is well marked and deep, and despite an interesting dog leg turn to the east at the top of Stove Point Neck, it’s very easy to navigate. Anchorage is available off the marinas, as evidenced in the image above.

From the Chesapeake Bay, set a course to intercept flashing green “1” and red daybeacon “2,” which mark the entrance to Jackson Creek. Once you have picked up flashing green “1” and red daybeacon “2,” head north to intercept green daybeacon “3” and red daybeacon “4.” Past this point, continue in and follow green daybeacon “5,” green daybeacon “7,” green daybeacon “9,” and red daybeacon “10,” which is just north of a visible duck blind edging out from the north end of Stove Point Neck.

Local Notices to Mariners:

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

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