Longford Park

Canoe Launch/Portage Trailhead. Amenities 0.3 mile from launch: Parking for 80+; Flush toilets; Drinking water; Picnic area; Schuylkill River Trail.

The Longford Park landing provides access to the eastern end of the Oakes Reach Canal (0.2 miles from parking lot to the canal put-in) and to the Schuylkill River (0.3 mile from parking lot to river). But, it is more often used in the opposite direction as the river take-out for the “Lock 60 Loop” Portage Trail.  Download PDF of the “Lock 60 Loop” Map shown below.

Map excerpt from “A Paddler’s Guide to the Schuylkill River Water Trail”

Road Access: 40.128538,-75.484523
River Access: 40.126708,-75.48607

Owner: Montgomery County

Services: Restaurant and canoe/kayak rental livery on Port Providence Road (0.7 mile west along canal). More services along Egypt Rd (2.0+ miles northeast).