Reviews: Deep Creek Bulkhead


  • Review for Deep Creek Bulkhead

    Reviewed by: Sandra J on Nov 11, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 3

    We've been through the Deep Creek Lock and Dismal Swamp Canal, but never noticed this dock and park. Needing to go to a local birthday party for our youngest great grandson and missing the first lock opening, we pulled into the Elizabeth Dock for the first time. In-and-out and on-and-off was easy. There were other boaters here, too. While the lock is operating believe you can use their facilities. The lock master enjoys the boaters and is a practiced local historian. Robert gathers the boaters first thing in the morning providing coffee and pastries for a 8 am coordination meeting, so everyone knows the morning locking / bridge operating process, as he also finds out the number of boaters leaving, staying a second day, and those projected to be heading north and south (above and below the Lock / Bridge). This exercise and operation is interesting and worth a day if you have it to stay over an extra day.

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  • Review for Deep Creek Bulkhead

    Reviewed by: John Rockwell on Apr 25, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 4

    Lousy ambiance. But it's one of the only places on the ICW with a grocery store (Food Lion) and auto parts store (Auto Zone) across the street. Plan on arriving before the bridge opening to take advantage of this stop.

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