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New Jersey whitewater, Pequest River

Warren county, Great Meadows to Delaware River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     14 miles
 
NJ DEP Div of Fish and Wildlife indicates that all water in NJ is open to the public.†When an entity owns the land on both sides of a river, they also own the river bottom.†A person can float through a POSTED area, but may not touch the sides or bottom of the river. Says Lee Bishop

We put in at the Pequest Trout Hatchery in April of 2019.†The 3-mile run to Buttzville was exhilarating and exciting.†After the Buttzville bridge, a POSTED
    NO TRESPASSING sign is hung across the river by the Pequest Angler Club.†Two State Police cars pulled up when we pulled off the river.†Then I was told by a local to cart the kayaks off of their private property to the side
of the road.†How can a private club own a river? Says Lee Bishop

The wonderful New Jersey scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. This stretch of Pequest River in Warren
 
County is 14 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your sleeping bag. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Pequest River, Great Meadows to Delaware River road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Pequest River.
 Whitewater Near Pequest River:
Pequest River, Warren County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Great Meadows to Delaware River)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Hoffman's Bridge to Readingsburg)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (High Bridge to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Sports, Monroe County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Martins Creek, Northampton County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Flicksville to mouth)
Rockaway Creek, Hunterdon County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Mountainville to McCrea Mills)
Whitewater Outfitter - Delaware River Tubing, Hunterdon County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Hornbeck's Creek, Pike County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.8 miles long (Emery's Road to Route 209)
Lamington River, Morris County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.8 miles long (Chester to Pottersville)
Lamington River, Somerset Hunterdon County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Rt 512 at Pottersville to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
 Ski Areas Near Pequest River:
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 38 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 39 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Pequest River:
Quality Inn Hackettstown, Hackettstown , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn CLINTON - BRIDGEWATER, Clinton , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn Clinton, Clinton , 12 miles away
Fernwood Resort, East Stroudsburg , 13 miles away
Days Inn East Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pequest River:
Triple Brook Camping Resort, Blairstown, 4 miles away
Driftstone On The Delaware, Mt Bethel, 5 miles away
Delaware River Family Campground, Delaware, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pequest River:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 17 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 17 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away
Big Pocono State Park, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away
Tobyhanna State Park, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pequest River:
Apple Mountain Golf Course, Belvidere , 4 miles away
Hawk Point Golf, Washington , 6 miles away
Villas At Treetops, Bushkill , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Pequest River
White Lake, Warren , 9 miles away
Lake Solitude, Hunterdon , 12 miles away
Camp Sun Mountain Lake, Monroe , 12 miles away

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