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Pennsylvania whitewater, Harveys Creek

Luzerne county, SR 1059 to Susquehanna River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     6.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Luzerne County and the playfulness of the water beats anything. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The SR 1059 to Susquehanna River stretch of Harveys Creek is 6.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. This stretch has has enough mileage,
    it's good length for a morning trip. If you're coming from Scranton—Wilkes-Barre it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to
drive a bit to get to one, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the SR 1059 to Susquehanna River stretch is one of them. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
During your trip to Harveys Creek you'll meet some folks from Hunlock Creek for sure. Frances Slocum State Park is worth visiting if you're at Harveys Creek. Harveys Creek gets a common amount of yearly precipitation. June is the wettest month with most rain; January on the other hand is the driest. For the duration of the summertime months here at Harveys Creek, high temperatures typically get into the 80's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 50's. Daytime highs during the wintertime are in the 30's with temperatures at Harveys Creek dipping down into the 10's during winter nights.

Harveys Creek, SR 1059 to Susquehanna River 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 Harveys Creek.
 Whitewater Near Harveys Creek:
Harveys Creek, Luzerne County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (SR 1059 to Susquehanna River)
Wapwallopen Creek, Luzerne County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.2 miles long (LR40022 to Camp Keller)
Wapwallopen Creek, Luzerne County, 10 miles away
      Class I-IV(V+) - 2.7 miles long (SR 3013 to Route 239)
Bowman Creek, Wyoming County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 309 to Susquehanna River)
Nescopeck Creek, Luzerne County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 19.7 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 437 to Susquehanna River)
Black Creek, Luzerne County, 14 miles away
      Class I-IV - 14.6 miles long (Hazelton to Nescopeck)
Mehoopany Creek, Wyoming County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.1 miles long (Stony Brook to Mehoopany)
Lackawanna River, Lackawanna / Luzerne County, 17 miles away
      Class I-IV - 26.8 miles long (Carbondale to Susquehanna River)
Kitchen Creek, Luzerne County, 18 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Route 487 to Route 118)
Bear Creek, Luzerne County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 115 to Walter Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Harveys Creek:
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Harveys Creek:
Marina Pointe, Harveys Lake , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Harveys Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn Hazleton/Drums, Drums , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Wilkes-Barre , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Arena, Hanover , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Drums, Drums , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Harveys Creek:
Moon Lake County Park, Hunlock Creek, 1 miles away
Camp Orchard Hill, Dallas, 6 miles away
Moyers Grove Campground and RV, Wapwallopen, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Harveys Creek:
Old Bulldozer Road Trail, Luzerne , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Harveys Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 53 miles away
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 66 miles away
Frances Slocum State Park, Pennsylvania , 11 miles away
Tuscarora State Park, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away
Lehigh Gorge State Park, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Harveys Creek:
Huntsville Golf Club, Shavertown , 4 miles away
Huntsville Golf Club Market, Lehman , 4 miles away
Lehman Golf Club, Dallas , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Harveys Creek
Moon Lake, Luzerne , 2 miles away
Harveys Lake, Luzerne , 7 miles away
Sylvan Lake, Luzerne , 9 miles away

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