Duck Neck

Chestertown, Maryland
Managed by ShoreRivers

Duck Neck is a private campground on the Chester River located approximately halfway between Chestertown and Crumpton. The river in this area is popular for fishing, crabbing, and watersports.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. ShoreRivers updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Monitoring Frequency

Duck Neck is not sampled

Source Information

ShoreRivers and the Chester Riverkeeper sample locations weekly on Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Samples results are generally reported on Fridays and Swim Guide is updated as soon as possible to reflect the latest results.

Samples are measured for Entroccoci bacteria, which serve as an indicator bacteria for pathogens in the water. Analysis is performed by ShoreRivers' technical staff using the IDEXX Enterolert procedure.

The Environmental Protection Agency has set a threshold of 104 colony forming units per 100 milliliters (cfu/100ml) as the single test limit for weekly testing. Samples recording less than 104 cfu/100ml are therefore considered acceptable levels for swimming and water contact. Samples recording 104 cfu/100ml or greater are considered unacceptable for swimming and water contact due to the increased risk of illness. It is advised that after a rainfall, all Chester River beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks. ShoreRivers' mission is to protect and restore Eastern Shore waterways through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education.

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Duck Neck

Chestertown, Maryland
Managed by ShoreRivers

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. ShoreRivers updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Duck Neck is a private campground on the Chester River located approximately halfway between Chestertown and Crumpton. The river in this area is popular for fishing, crabbing, and watersports.

Monitoring Frequency

Duck Neck is not sampled

Source Information

ShoreRivers and the Chester Riverkeeper sample locations weekly on Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Samples results are generally reported on Fridays and Swim Guide is updated as soon as possible to reflect the latest results.

Samples are measured for Entroccoci bacteria, which serve as an indicator bacteria for pathogens in the water. Analysis is performed by ShoreRivers' technical staff using the IDEXX Enterolert procedure.

The Environmental Protection Agency has set a threshold of 104 colony forming units per 100 milliliters (cfu/100ml) as the single test limit for weekly testing. Samples recording less than 104 cfu/100ml are therefore considered acceptable levels for swimming and water contact. Samples recording 104 cfu/100ml or greater are considered unacceptable for swimming and water contact due to the increased risk of illness. It is advised that after a rainfall, all Chester River beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks. ShoreRivers' mission is to protect and restore Eastern Shore waterways through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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