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New Jersey whitewater, Raritan River - North Branch

Morris Somerset county, West of Mendham to North of Far Hills section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     8.6 miles
  The natural beauty of New Jersey and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Trenton-Ewing, as you can see on the road map further down. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general
    area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This stretch of Raritan River - North Branch is 8.6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. There's camping available near Raritan River
- North Branch. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Raritan River - North Branch
 
there are plenty of people from Far Hills. During the days of summer, highs ordinarily are in the 80's at Raritan River - North Branch with night lows in the 50's. High temperatures during the winter are normally in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Raritan River - North Branch. Raritan River - North Branch gets a lot of water. The month with most of the rain is August; the driest of the months is February.

Raritan River - North Branch, West of Mendham to North of Far Hills 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 Raritan River - North Branch.
 Whitewater Near Raritan River - North Branch:
Raritan River - North Branch, Morris / Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.6 miles long (West of Mendham to North of Far Hills)
India Brook, Morris County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (Upstream to Mountainside Road)
Lamington River, Somerset Hunterdon County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Rt 512 at Pottersville to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Lamington River, Morris County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.8 miles long (Chester to Pottersville)
Rockaway Creek, Hunterdon County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Mountainville to McCrea Mills)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Hoffman's Bridge to Readingsburg)
Paulins Kill River, Sussex Warren County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Stillwater to Delaware River)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon Somerset County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (High Bridge to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Rockaway River, Morris County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.7 miles long (Below Falls to Route 287)
Pequest River, Warren County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Great Meadows to Delaware River)
 Ski Areas Near Raritan River - North Branch:
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 26 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 27 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 36 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 40 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 47 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Raritan River - North Branch:
Lake's End Marina, Stanhope , 11 miles away
Lee's County Park Marina, Mount Arlington , 11 miles away
Johnny's Marina, Hopatcong , 11 miles away
Bridge Marina, Lake Hopatcong , 12 miles away
Beebe Marina, Lake Hopatcong , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Raritan River - North Branch:
Bernards Inn, Bernardsville , 5 miles away
Hotel Indigo BASKING RIDGE - WARREN, Basking Ridge , 6 miles away
Somerset Hills Hotel, Warren , 6 miles away
Courtyard Basking Ridge, Basking Ridge , 6 miles away
Hyatt House Bridgewater, Bridgewater , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Raritan River - North Branch:
Hi-Hills Camp, Far Hills, 2 miles away
Fla Net Park Campgrounds, Flanders, 8 miles away
Delaware River Family Campgrd, Budd Lake, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Raritan River - North Branch:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 32 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 32 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Raritan River - North Branch:
Roxiticus Golf Course, Mendham , 3 miles away
Roxiticus Golf Club, Mendham , 3 miles away
Hamilton Farm Golf Club, Gladstone , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Raritan River - North Branch
Sunrise Lake, Morris , 7 miles away
Mount Kemble Lake, Morris , 8 miles away
Washington Valley Reservoir, Somerset , 9 miles away

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