Piscataway Creek

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Piscataway Creek
Mouth of Piscataway Creek.jpg
Mouth of Piscataway Creek, as seen from across the Potomac River
Country United States
State Maryland
District Prince George's County
 - right Tinkers Creek
 - location Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility
 - elevation 226 ft (69 m)
 - coordinates 38°47′37″N 76°52′7″W / 38.79361°N 76.86861°W / 38.79361; -76.86861
Mouth Potomac River
 - location Fort Washington Park
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
 - coordinates 38°42′37″N 77°2′24″W / 38.71028°N 77.04000°W / 38.71028; -77.04000Coordinates: 38°42′37″N 77°2′24″W / 38.71028°N 77.04000°W / 38.71028; -77.04000

Piscataway Creek is an 18.6-mile-long (29.9 km)[1] tributary of the Potomac River in Prince George's County, Maryland. The creek is a tidal arm of the Potomac for its final 2.5 miles (4.0 km), entering the Potomac at Fort Washington Park. Tinkers Creek is a tributary to Piscataway Creek, converging from the north 4.5 miles (7.2 km) upstream of the mouth of the Piscataway.[1] The United States Geological Survey records two variant names for Piscataway Creek: Pascattawaye Creek and Puscattuway Creeke.[2]

The Fort Washington Light was built to provide guidance for mariners entering Piscataway Creek from the Potomac River.

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed August 15, 2011
  2. ^ "Piscataway Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 

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