Oldtown Public Boat Landing

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Elevation: 2220 ft.

The Oldtown Boat landing is framed by three massive sycamore trees and surrounded by a sea of wildflowers. Butterflies are abundant and diverse. The fields here support eastern kingbirds and indigo bunting, while the low muddy patches of river hold killdeer and produce a variety of shorebirds during migration. Travel the river to view an extensive variety of wildlife.


From the Fries Public Boat Landing, return 2.2 miles to Rt. 721 via Rt. 606. Turn right on Rt. 721 and follow it south for 2.2 miles to Rt. 607. Turn right on Rt. 607 and continue for 0.7 miles to Rt. 732. Turn right onto Rt. 732 and go 1.5 miles to Rt. 606. Turn left on Rt. 606/Rivercross Lane and travel 0.7 miles to Rt. 642. Turn right on Rt. 642 and proceed 0.9 miles to Rt. 641/Patton’s Mill Road. Turn right; the parking area will be on the left after 0.1 miles. This site is viewable only by boat.

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Site Information

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Parking
  • Site Viewable Only By Boat