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New Jersey whitewater, Rockaway River

Morris county, Below Falls to Route 287 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     0.7 miles
  The nature scenery of New Jersey and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New Jersey are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This section of Rockaway River in New Jersey is 0.7 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. A good workout and just hanging
    out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. No shortage of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either
way this is an area with plenty of places for that. The starting location is a reasonable drive from New York-Newark-Edison, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This is a very short section so better bring some good walking shoes. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the
 
general area:
People from Boonton love to come to Rockaway River. All through the summer at Rockaway River highs are regularly in the 80's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. For the duration of the winter the highs are regularly in the 30's; nighttime lows through the winter for Rockaway River tend to be in the 10's. Rockaway River sees pretty high levels of rainfall. August is the wettest month with most rain; the driest month of the year is February.

Rockaway River, Below Falls to Route 287 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 Rockaway River.
 Whitewater Near Rockaway River:
Rockaway River, Morris County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.7 miles long (Below Falls to Route 287)
Pequannock River, Passaic Morris County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16 miles long (Route 51 to Alt Route 511)
Paulins Kill River, Sussex Warren County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 17 miles long (Stillwater to Delaware River)
India Brook, Morris County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (Upstream to Mountainside Road)
Raritan River - North Branch, Morris / Somerset County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.6 miles long (West of Mendham to North of Far Hills)
Lamington River, Morris County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.8 miles long (Chester to Pottersville)
Ramapo River, Orange/ Rockland County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 210 to Ramapo)
Lamington River, Somerset Hunterdon County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Rt 512 at Pottersville to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Clove Brook, Sussex County, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Colesville to Route 651)
Rockaway Creek, Hunterdon County, 30 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Mountainville to McCrea Mills)
 Ski Areas Near Rockaway River:
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 15 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 16 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 20 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 22 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 40 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
 Marinas Near Rockaway River:
Quarterdeck Marine, Ringwood , 12 miles away
Motor Sports Marina and Campground, Hewitt , 14 miles away
Greenwood Small Craft Marina, Hewitt , 15 miles away
Bridge Marina, Lake Hopatcong , 15 miles away
Beebe Marina, Lake Hopatcong , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Rockaway River:
Embassy Suites Parsippany, Parsippany , 2 miles away
Days Inn Parsippany, Parsippany , 2 miles away
Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, Parsippany , 2 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Parsippany, Parsippany , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn And Stes Parsippany/North, Parsippany , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rockaway River:
Brookwood Swim and Tennis Club, Parsippany, 2 miles away
Camp Ocawasin Lodge, West Milford, 7 miles away
Camp Nyoda, Oak Ridge, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Rockaway River:
Cannonball Trail, Bergen , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rockaway River:
Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn - NY , 28 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 40 miles away
Sterling Forest State Park, New York , 23 miles away
Harriman State Park, New York , 27 miles away
Goose Pond Mountain State Park, New York , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rockaway River:
Knoll East Golf Course, Lake Hiawatha , 3 miles away
Rockaway River Country Club, Denville , 3 miles away
Mount Tabor Golf Course Facility, Mount Tabor , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Rockaway River
Birchwood Lake, Morris , 3 miles away
Sunset Lake, Morris , 3 miles away
Taylortown Reservoir, Morris , 3 miles away

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