A public pier and boat ramp are at Morley Wharf. Gasoline, hull and engine repairs, a 25-ton travel lift, and limited marine supplies are available at Davis Wharf, on the north side of the creek.
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Occohannock Creek (37°33.0’N., 75°56.3’W.) flows into Chesapeake Bay from eastward 18 miles northward of Cape Charles Harbor; a fixed bridge 5.4 miles above the entrance is the head of navigation. The channel over the bar to the entrance of the creek has a Federal project depth of 9 feet and a width of 100 feet. Inside the creek, depths of about 5 feet can be carried to Morley Wharf, on the south side 4 miles above the entrance, with lesser depths to the fixed bridge.
The channel over the bar of Occohannock Creek is marked by lights and daybeacons, but it is narrow and tortuous, and difficult to navigate without local knowledge. The channel within the creek also is narrow, but the ends of the shoals are marked by daybeacons all the way to Morley Wharf.