Poland » Narew River | Poland
Link from Warsaw to the north, the Lake District of Masuria, Biebrza Nation Park and Augustowski – Kanal
Narew River | Poland: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||295 km|
|Max. depth:||1.40||Max. headroom:||3.50|
|Degree of difficulty:||Demanding|
|Requirements:||Boating license essential|
|Character of waterway:||Waterway in reclusion|
|Profile of waterway:||Hardly ever used|
|Facilities groundside:||Hardly existent|
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waterway from the Polish capital to the wilderness of north east Poland
Since the Debe hydroelectric power station has been built; it is unfortunately not possible anymore to navigate on the Narew from its mouth. Skippers reach the ZegrzeLake from Warsaw over the Zeranski canal. It connects the Weichsel with the “home lake” of Warsaw, the Zalew Zegrzynki. Some Marinas and services are around there. The last ones for a long time! Having left the lake on its northern feeder, one can find something like a harbour after about 180 km on the river, at Ostroleka and then again after another 200 km at Augustow.
Travelling on the Narew is a journey to the past. Surroundings of the lakeZegrzynski are more or less agriculturally used but east of Nowogrod at the latest, one finds oneself in an endless seeming heath and fen area, the Bialowieza natural park. Apart of some wolfs, elks and other animals, one is all of one’s own. The heath of Bialowieza is to be regarded as the last lowland primeval forest.
This navigation demands next to some courage a very careful preparation!