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New Jersey whitewater, Raritan River - South Branch

Hunterdon Somerset county, High Bridge to confluence with North Branch of Raritan section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     27 miles
  The scenic beauty of New Jersey and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. If you're coming from Trenton-Ewing it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The High Bridge to confluence with North Branch of Raritan section of Raritan River - South Branch in Hunterdon Somerset County is 27 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. You can enjoy this
    stretch more if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. There are many
good hotels to choose from, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the High Bridge to confluence with North Branch of Raritan section is just one of them. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget  
that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Raritan River - South Branch is a location with many visitors from Whitehouse Station. Summer at Raritan River - South Branch comes with high temperatures in the 80's, and the overnight is a tad cooler of course, frequently in the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's; during the dark hours in the winter at Raritan River - South Branch temperatures drop to the 10's. The high level of precipitation makes Raritan River - South Branch a pretty wet site.

Raritan River - South Branch, High Bridge to confluence with North Branch of Raritan 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 - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Rockaway Creek, Hunterdon County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Mountainville to McCrea Mills)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Hoffman's Bridge to Readingsburg)
Lamington River, Somerset Hunterdon County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Rt 512 at Pottersville to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (High Bridge to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Lamington River, Morris County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.8 miles long (Chester to Pottersville)
Raritan River - North Branch, Morris / Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.6 miles long (West of Mendham to North of Far Hills)
Wickecheoke Creek, Hunterdon County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 14 miles long (Upper Creek Road in Delaware to Covered Bridge)
India Brook, Morris County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (Upstream to Mountainside Road)
Pequest River, Warren County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Great Meadows to Delaware River)
Delaware River, Hunterdon / Bucks County, 16 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.25 miles long (Lambertville Wing Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 36 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 37 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 48 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
 Marinas Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Lake's End Marina, Stanhope , 17 miles away
Johnny's Marina, Hopatcong , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Courtyard Lebanon, Lebanon , 3 miles away
Travel Inn And Suites, Flemington , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn Flemington NJ, Flemington , 7 miles away
Ramada Flemington, Flemington , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Clinton, Clinton , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Round Valley Recreation Area, Stanton, 2 miles away
Camp Dynomite, Flemington, 6 miles away
Camp Carr, Pittstown, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 31 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 31 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club, Whitehouse Station , 2 miles away
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Bedminster , 6 miles away
Neshanic Valley Golf Course, Branchburg , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Raritan River - South Branch
Round Valley Reservoir, Hunterdon , 4 miles away
Lake Solitude, Hunterdon , 7 miles away
Palmer Lake, Mercer , 15 miles away

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