Slaughter Creek Inlet

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Maryland United States
38° 29' 38.04'', -76° 17' 0.96''
Slaughter Creek Inlet
Slaughter Creek Inlet
Slaughter Creek Inlet
Slaughter Creek Inlet
Slaughter Creek Inlet
Slaughter Creek Inlet
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Slaughter Creek is located on the south side of the Little Choptank River east of Hooper Point and west of the Susquehanna Neck. Slaughter Creek, although not a major thorofare for travel south, is an excellent place to explore and gunhkole. A small marina is located on the east side of the 10-foot fixed vertical clearance bridge at Chapel Cove. It is this bridge that sets the vertical clearance for the creek south to the Honga River.

Navigating the Water:

Use NOAA Charts 12264 and 12266.

The entrance to Slaughter Creek has consistent seven-foot depths on the east side as long as you stay toward red daybeacon “6” and green daybeacon “7.” Flashing red “2” marks the beginning of the channel in from the Little Choptank River. From here, a series of lit and unlit aids lead the creek behind Hooper Neck. A glance at the image above shows the channel quite clearly.

Local Notices to Mariners:

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

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