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Saugus - Stocker Playground

Access: Public

Parking: Public Lot - 20 Spaces (Must call city to make sure the gate is open)

Launch: Ramp

Tidal Influences: Sensitive

Charts: NOAA -13275 (1:25,000)


Stocker Park - Saugus

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Put in at Stocker Playground. Call the Town of Saugus in advance to ensure gate to park will be open. Paddle west to Hamilton Street Bridge and back. If tidal conditions allow, paddle under Hamiton Street Bridge and up river to Saugus Iron Works. Caution: if you go under Hamilton Street Bridge beware of low hanging metal bracket. During the summer, this National Historic Site is open to the public. Be sure to complete trip back to Stocker within one hour before to one hour after high tide to avoid mud. This is an upstream protected route. Good for beginners as currents in the estuary, Rumney Marsh and Pines River are stronger.


Stocker Park Boardwalk

A boardwalk leads guests directly to the edge of the marsh alongside the Saugus River. Paddlers should be aware of this tidal creek and plan their paddle two hours on either side of high tide.


Featured Trails of Stocker Playground - Saugus

Stocker River Park Trails

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For tidal information, consult The North Shore Tide Charts.

The above map provides suggestions for possible routes but is not a navigational map. Please refer to a nautical chart particularly if you are not familiar with the area and always be aware of weather conditions, boat traffic and other safety precautions while out on the water.