Upper Merion Boathouse

Canoe launch. Portage take-out. Parking for 80+. Porta-potty. Drinking water. Picnic area.

To portage around the Norristown Dam, take out here and carry 0.2 mile on Water Street to the Bridgeport Access put-in (see “◊◊ Norristown Dam” for portage path and additional hazard guidance).

NOTE: The Upper Merion Boathouse docks are private property that the rowing clubs allow the paddling public to use. Be aware of rowers in the river and at their docks. Please respect their property and their uses.

Google directions end at the Frosty Falls ice cream shop on Falls View Drive in Bridgeport. Continue on past the Frosty Falls (after some ice cream?) for 0.2 mile straight along the river past the dam overlook. Falls View Drive becomes Water Street and then the Boathouse’s lane. See map above and GPS coordinates below:
Street Access: 40.108989, -75.347199
River Access: 40.109239,-75.349581

Owner: Upper Merion Township

Services: Food and water is available at the take-out restaurant mentioned above. Many other services are available in Bridgeport (0.4+ mile south) and across the river in Norristown (0.7+ mile northeast).