CHIQUES ROCK OUTFITTERS 717-475-6196

WELCOME TO CHIQUES ROCK OUTFITTERS!

     Based conveniently on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Columbia Pennsylvania, Chiques Rock Outfitters offers a safe, pleasant outdoor experience that novice and expert paddlers alike will enjoy.

     We pride ourselves on offering well maintained equipment, safe transport of you and your craft and customer service for after all it is you that keeps us "afloat."

      We also take our recycling program very seriously. We are of the mindset that "we can't get it all but every little bit helps" when it comes to picking up trash on the River, its shoreline and the launches that we frequent.

      We also have other various services such as guided and non-guided trips, catering and camping. The catering rates vary due to the amount of people or the fare requested.

       Please feel free to call us with any questions that you may have and "LETS GET OUT THERE!"

                               

NEW THIS 2017 SEASON!!

Bike to boat, boat to bike!! Leave Columbia River Park on a bicycle, Ride the Northwest Lancaster River Trail to E. Donegal River Front Park through the bubbling metropolis of Marietta. (7.5 Miles) Trade your bicycles for kayaks and paddle back to Columbia River Park!! 5 hr time investment, a lifetime of memories.

RECREATIONAL KAYAKING

Float the day away on the Susquehanna River. Class 2 conditions. Lots of lazy water with a few sections of ZING.  717-475-6196

CLIMBING

Chiques Rock is one of the most popular climbs on the East Coast boasting a height of over 100ft overlooking the Mighty Susquehanna River from her eastern shore. We can facilitate you're experience in a few easy steps. We use only the best Guides and can provide you with all of the equipment. 

WHITEWATER KAYAKING

With the addition of the new Whitewater Play Park at the Holtwood Dam, Chiques Rock Outfitters is your source for Camping, Shuttle and Guided trips to the park. Our Guides have been instrumental in the design of this park and we can assure you that nobody does it better!

 

CYCLING

We will begin renting bicycles for use on the finished portion of the Lancaster County Northwest River Trail at our location at 1028 River Rd in Coulumbia Pa. We affectionately call this "The Base Camp!" Stay tuned for more information! We can also shuttle you and your rental bikes down to the newly opened Enola low grade/TurkeyHill Trail.

 

LETS FLOAT!

 Start thinking about Birthdays and any other special occasion. We have floats starting at around $42.40 or buy hourly time @ $15.90 per hour to paddle around the scenic arches and observe the many creatures that reside on the Susquehanna just offshore! Bring a fishing rod and your favorite lures and go find that "secret spot" that those on the bank can only dream of! Paddle across the river to the John Wright Restaurant and have lunch! Take the shuttle upstream and float back down to the Park where your vehicle is waiting, right where you left it!

We accept most major credit cards!

On behalf of Ranae and the rest of the C.R.O staff, We look forward to seeing you again this year!!

HAPPENINGS:

  PACKAGE DEAL!

Make an overnight out of the experience...for $175 PP you would check in at the CRO Annex any time after lunch on Saturday . set up your tent,( or rent one from us and it will be waiting for your arrival. We will also sell sleeping bags if you need one) hike around the County Park, fish in the river, get a massage etc....bike to Marietta, Columbia or beyond on The Lancaster County Northwest River Trail which crosses right through our property!Climb the rock if you're a climber. When evening rolls around we all meet at the campsite and eat a meal prepared by the fire. After dinner, some of the local cast of Musicians will take the stage and perform. After much dancing and singing, quiet time will ensue. Bright and early next morning, after a light breakfast prepared by the afore mentioned fire, the shuttle will swing in with boats, jackets and paddles to take you upstream the 18 miles to Falmouth. You will paddle south to the Vinegar Ferry launch, 4 hours or so where hot dogs and hamburgers or some sort of salad and a drink will be prepared for lunch. After that you will continue your journey south to Columbia stopping at several points of interest including jump rock. Once you reach Columbia, return the boats and buy a T-shirt (shameless plug) we take you back to the Annex where you clear your gear and we say farewell....5 or 6pm ish.  ALL OF OUR GUIDES ARE TOP NOTCH SO NO MATTER WHO IS ASSIGNED YOU WILL BE IN GOOD HANDS.

 

ALL CONESTOGA TRIPS.

Time to start planning your Fall foliage trips on the Conestoga River! This is a hugely sought after weekend run here at C.R.O. It's a bit more expensive but it includes some really fantastic scenery and really brings you into the Fall mood in a grand way. $47.70 get you a kayak, PFD and a paddle. A ride to and from the river. Guides are provided for a fee. Gratuity not included. Call for details!

 

INTRO TO WHITEWATER COURSES NOW AVAILABLE!!

C.R.O. OFFERS BUSINESS ENTERTAINING AND TEAM BUILDING TRIPS!

Kayaking, canoeing, climbing, biking and camping offer an ideal environment to learn many of the skills required of us in a changing business and economic setting. Drawing on years of experience, we can guide your group or team through a series of exercises which will put you in tune with the natural abilities that we all posess while encouraging cooperation and teamwork in challenging situations.                                       

Our trips are designed to help you develop a better undersatnding of:

Bracing, Inter-dependence , Relying on others, Maintaining Balance,

Centering, Orientation and changing positions, Seeing alternatives, Adjusting to changing conditions, Endurance and managing energy wisely, Calibrating effort to task, Trust, Making new connections, Returning to nature, and Realizing about resources and how we impact the environment.

We can work with your Corporate Event Planning, Human Resources or Managerial Team to design a trip or series of trips, tailored to your needs.

Please Contact us for more information.

SUMMER CAMPS NEEDED! We still have room in our Summer schedule for a Summer Camp or two that would like to add a "WATER ADVENTURE" component to their programs.

INTRODUCING MUSICAL RIVER GUIDES! We have at our disposal, several local musicians that also love to Kayak, Canoe and Camp! Ask about having one of these folks lead you and your group on an excursion down the river complete with chow and entertainment! We can tailor the package to suit almost any situation.