Five Mile River

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117 Rowayton Ave
Norwalk, CT 06853-1408
41° 3' 57.57'', -73° 26' 39.17''
Sheffield Harbor
Five Mile River
Five Mile River
Five Mile River
Five Mile River
Five Mile River
Five Mile River
Five Mile River
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At its mouth, the Five Mile River runs between the Connecticut towns of Darien and Rowayton and forms a beautiful and protected harbor. The federal channel runs East of the mooring strings to the marinas on the Rowayton side of the River. At high tide it may appear that there is plenty of water to the West of these strings but do not venture there. At low water, the bottom is showing. Nearly adjacent to the two transient moorings, there is a town dock that allows for 2 hour dinghy tie ups for those who would like to walk the quaint town of Rowayton to dine and shop.

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Stay within the red and green marks at mouth and mid-river. Stay East of mooring strings and do not head West past strings.
Minimum Approach Depth:7.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:7.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:7.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: May 04, 2022

Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Nearby
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Max. Vessel LOA:42.0 Feet
Engine Service:Nearby
Dry Storage:Nearby
Winter Storage:Nearby
Travel Lift:Nearby
Yacht Brokerage:Nearby
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Just know that there is no launch service and five mile river is very narrow. Hard to find mooring balls. Make sure you have a boat hook or a small boat where you can grab the mooring hook. You need your own transport back and from your boat.

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Beautiful river and town, very well protected. Visitor moorings conveniently located near the town dock. We’ll be back!

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Great staff, easy mooring pick up,, restaurant and small market close, very pretty

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