Sassafras River forms the northern boundary of Kent County.
Unlike the Chester, the Sassafras runs nearly east-west and
is substantialy shorter. Less than a mile beyond the mouth
of Lloyd Creek, the Sassafras flows past the resort town of
Betteron and into the Upper Chesapeak Bay. For more information
about the geology and wildlife in the local area, visit the Sassafras
River Natural Resources Management Area
12 miles north of Chestertown on Turners Creek Road.
Those who are interested
in technical data on the Sassfras
River and its companion stream to the south, the Chester, may
wish to examine the Environmental Protection Agency's
which provides a wealth of detail on both.
The symbol · indicates a put-in
point for kayaks or canoes. Directions to each from the
main road are included below.