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Come Join Us

Canoeing and kayaking has fast become one of Americas favorite pastimes. Inexpensive and easy to learn, it’s the sport of choice for people of all ages! Once you try it, you’ll agree that there is not a better way to exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and have fun with family and friends.

Our stretch of the river runs through a National Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, scenic wetlands, and Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale State Forest! Much of the river is accessible only by canoe, and our some of our regulars include birders, botanists and fisherman.

Checklist

Old sneakers
Hat (summer)
Sunglasses
Watch
Waterproof pouch or plastic bag ~ for cellphone/valuables
Insect repellent (summer)
Sunscreen
Water
Snacks
Fleece (spring/fall)
Plastic bag for trash
Extra dry clothes & shoes ~ to leave in the car
Windbreaker (spring/fall)

Good to know

Open from April to October
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Actual opening/closing dates depend on weather conditions ~ call ahead to inquire
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Open daily  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Shuttles run from 8 a.m. to noon
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Restrooms at the base
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PFD, paddle and seat cushion included

River Etiquette

Carry out your trash
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Dogs prohibited in the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
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Do not collect plants
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Leave no trace when you go ashore
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Respect private property

Willowdale Dam
230 Topsfield Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-9771

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