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New Jersey whitewater, Pequannock River

Passaic Morris county, Route 51 to Alt Route 511 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     16 miles
  This stretch of Pequannock River in New Jersey is 16 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Passaic Morris County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're coming from New York-Newark-Edison it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so
    you won’t get lost. The campgrounds here at Pequannock River are pretty good. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. If you have the time you can make this
a two day trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some  
kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. The Route 51 to Alt Route 511 section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
A day on the slopes of Hidden Valley is just what you need, and you're sure to encounter some smiling people from Butler here. The Cannonball Trail is a splendid hiking trail right next door to Pequannock River. Pequannock River commonly gets lots of rain. For the period of August this area sees the most rain, and February is when it's the driest. High temperatures at Pequannock River during the days of summer are in the 80's.

Pequannock River, Route 51 to Alt Route 511 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Pequannock River.
 Whitewater Near Pequannock River:
Pequannock River, Passaic Morris County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16 miles long (Route 51 to Alt Route 511)
Rockaway River, Morris County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.7 miles long (Below Falls to Route 287)
Paulins Kill River, Sussex Warren County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Stillwater to Delaware River)
Ramapo River, Orange/ Rockland County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 210 to Ramapo)
India Brook, Morris County, 21 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (Upstream to Mountainside Road)
Raritan River - North Branch, Morris / Somerset County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.6 miles long (West of Mendham to North of Far Hills)
Clove Brook, Sussex County, 23 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Colesville to Route 651)
Lamington River, Morris County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.8 miles long (Chester to Pottersville)
Moodna Creek, Orange County, 29 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Woodbury Creek to Old Forge Hill Road)
Popolopen Creek, Orange County, 29 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (to Popolopen Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Pequannock River:
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 11 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 13 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 13 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 15 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Belleayre, New York , 59 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 60 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Pequannock River:
Quarterdeck Marine, Ringwood , 5 miles away
Motor Sports Marina and Campground, Hewitt , 7 miles away
Greenwood Small Craft Marina, Hewitt , 8 miles away
Greenwood Lake Marina, Hewitt , 9 miles away
Willow Point Marina, Greenwood Lake , 11 miles away
 Beaches Near Pequannock River:
Old Sebago Beach, Rockland , 19 miles away
New Sebago Beach, Rockland , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Pequannock River:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Regency House Hotel, Pompton Plains , 7 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Wayne, Wayne , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites PARSIPPANY FAIRFIELD, Parsippany , 8 miles away
Ramada Limited Parsippany, Parsippany , 8 miles away
Travelodge Parsippany, Parsippany , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pequannock River:
Camp Ocawasin Lodge, West Milford, 1 miles away
Motor Sports Marina and Campground, Hewitt, 7 miles away
Brookwood Swim and Tennis Club, Parsippany, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Pequannock River:
Cannonball Trail, Bergen , 12 miles away
Kakiat Trail, Rockland , 18 miles away
Pine Meadow Trail, Rockland , 18 miles away
Conklins Crossing, Rockland , 19 miles away
Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail, Orange , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pequannock River:
Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn - NY , 30 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 41 miles away
Sterling Forest State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Goose Pond Mountain State Park, New York , 20 miles away
Harriman State Park, New York , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pequannock River:
Glenwild Garden Center, Bloomingdale , 2 miles away
Glenwild Greens, Bloomingdale , 2 miles away
Sunset Valley Golf Course, Pompton Plains , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Pequannock River
Henion Pond, Passaic , 1 miles away
Cold Spring Lake, Passaic , 1 miles away
Fayson Lakes, Morris , 3 miles away

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