Howard County

Waterworks Portage

Waterworks Portage secures 1.05 acres of land adjacent to the low head dam on Wildcat Creek. NICHES in partnership with Wildcat Guardians built and maintain a portage path allowing paddlers to safely bypass the low head dam and continue to paddling.



  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • No Trails
  • Paddling
  • Junior Ranger Activities

History of Acquisition and Property

NICHES secured the land via donation from David Rayl in 2018, and formally opened the property in 2019.

How to Get There

Waterworks Portage is not accessible via roads, and is only publicly accessible from Wildcat Creek.

Noteworthy Information

Only access is from Wildcat Creek

Number of Acres


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