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Piscataway Creek

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Piscataway Creek

Piscataway Creek
Mouth of Piscataway Creek, as seen from across the Potomac River
Country United States
State Maryland
 - right Tinkers Creek (Maryland)|Tinkers Creek
 - location Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility
 - elevation 226 ft (69 m)
 - coordinates
Mouth Potomac River
 - location Fort Washington Park
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
 - coordinates

Piscataway Creek is an 18.6-mile-long (29.9 km)[1] Maryland. The creek is a tidal arm of the Potomac for its final 2.5 miles (4.0 km), entering the Potomac at Fort Washington Park. Tinkers Creek is a tributary to Piscataway Creek, converging from the north 4.5 miles (7.2 km) upstream of the mouth of the Piscataway.[1] The United States Geological Survey records two variant names for Piscataway Creek: Pascattawaye Creek and Puscattuway Creeke.[2]

The Fort Washington Light was built to provide guidance for mariners entering Piscataway Creek from the Potomac River.

See also


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 15, 2011
  2. ^ "Piscataway Creek".  

External links

  • U.S. Geological Survey water data for Piscataway Creek at Piscataway, Maryland
  • NOAA nautical chart 12289
  • National Park Service – Piscataway Park

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