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New Jersey whitewater, Lockatong Creek

Hunterdon county, Right upstream of Idell to Raven Rock Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     13 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Trenton-Ewing, as you can see on the road map further down. The Right upstream of Idell to Raven Rock Road stretch of Lockatong Creek in Hunterdon County is 13 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. The natural beauty of Hunterdon County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. Lodging is available near the river, but you'd better reserve
    in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The average New Jersey whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those
in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Right upstream of Idell to Raven Rock Road section is one of them. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. Whether you're  
whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're popping by Lockatong Creek from Stockton, you won't be the only one. Lockatong Creek sees pretty high levels of rain. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Summertime highs at Lockatong Creek usually tend to be in the 80's. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 60's. Daytime highs throughout the winter are in the 30's, and night lows in the 10's for Lockatong Creek.

Lockatong Creek, Right upstream of Idell to Raven Rock Road road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Lockatong Creek.
 Whitewater Near Lockatong Creek:
Lockatong Creek, Hunterdon County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Right upstream of Idell to Raven Rock Road)
Wickecheoke Creek, Hunterdon County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 14 miles long (Upper Creek Road in Delaware to Covered Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Delaware River Tubing, Hunterdon County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Tohickon Creek, Bucks County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.8 miles long (Ralph Stover State Park to Point Pleasant)
Delaware River, Hunterdon / Bucks County, 7 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.25 miles long (Lambertville Wing Dam)
Delaware River, Hunterdon/Bucks County, 15 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.25 miles long (Scudders Falls Recreation Area)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon Somerset County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (High Bridge to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Hoffman's Bridge to Readingsburg)
Rockaway Creek, Hunterdon County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Mountainville to McCrea Mills)
Tohickon Creek, Bucks County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.7 miles long (Quakertown to Pennsylvania Route 563)
 Ski Areas Near Lockatong Creek:
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 53 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
 Marinas Near Lockatong Creek:
Salem Harbour Marina, Bensalem , 18 miles away
Snug Harbour Marina, Croydon , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Lockatong Creek:
Golden Plough Inn At Peddlers Village, Lahaska , 5 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites New Hope, New Hope , 5 miles away
The National Hotel, Frenchtown , 5 miles away
Chimney Hill Estate Inn, Lambertville , 7 miles away
Days Inn Doylestown, Doyles , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lockatong Creek:
Bulls Island - Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Lumberville, 2 miles away
Tohickon Valley County Park, Point Pleasant, 4 miles away
Tinicum County Park, Erwinna, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lockatong Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 29 miles away
New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, New Lisbon - NJ , 37 miles away
Big Pocono State Park, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lockatong Creek:
Rivercrest Golf Club, Doylestown , 6 miles away
Lookaway Golf Club, New Hope , 7 miles away
The Bucks Club, Jamison , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Lockatong Creek
Aquetong Lake, Bucks , 5 miles away
Core Creek Reservoir, Bucks , 15 miles away
Round Valley Reservoir, Hunterdon , 15 miles away

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