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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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The 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!