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Pennsylvania whitewater, Hornbeck's Creek

Pike county, Emery's Road to Route 209 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     1.8 miles
 
A beginner doesn't belong any where's near hornbecks .... This river class V creek is the real deal with 20 to 40† runable falls and more than 250' ft per mile of gradient ... The words beginner doesn't belong in any entry about Hornbecks, or Raymondskill creeks ... IMHO Says Andrew

The starting location is a reasonable drive from East Stroudsburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch of Hornbeck's
    Creek in Pike County is 1.8 miles long and is a class IV-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Pike County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. No matter
if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The Emery's Road to Route 209 section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.  
The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. This is a pretty short section so better bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Bald Barren Trail is always a fine adventure, and you'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Shawnee Mountain since you're here. Don't leave Hornbeck's Creek without going to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and close by you discover the Flat Ridge Trail which is a great hiking trail.

Hornbeck's Creek, Emery's Road to Route 209 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 Hornbeck's Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hornbeck's Creek:
Hornbeck's Creek, Pike County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.8 miles long (Emery's Road to Route 209)
Raymondskill Creek, Pike County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (SR 2009 to Route 209)
Bush Kill Creek, Pike/Monroe County, 13 miles away
      Class I-IV - 25 miles long (Pickeral Lake to Bushkill)
Shohola Creek, Pike County, 15 miles away
      Class I-IV - 9.5 miles long (Shohola Falls Park to Mouth)
Delaware River, Sullivan/ Orange/ Pike County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 0.2 miles long (Mongaup Wave)
Pequest River, Warren County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Great Meadows to Delaware River)
Mongaup River, Orange/ Sullivan County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (Rio Dam to Delaware River)
Clove Brook, Sussex County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Colesville to Route 651)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Sports, Monroe County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lackawaxen River, Pike County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Above Delaware confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Hornbeck's Creek:
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 22 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 27 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 29 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 30 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 42 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
 Marinas Near Hornbeck's Creek:
Marina Beach Three, Sparta , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Hornbeck's Creek:
The Bushkill Inn, Bushkill , 8 miles away
Fernwood Resort, East Stroudsburg , 9 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Milford, Milford , 9 miles away
Milford Motel, Milford , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites NEWTON SPARTA, Newton , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hornbeck's Creek:
Del Water Gap National Recreation Area - Dingmans Camp Ground, Layton, 2 miles away
Dingmans Campground, Dingmans Ferry, 4 miles away
Ken's woods Campgrounds, Bushkill, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Hornbeck's Creek:
Flat Ridge Trail, Pike , 9 miles away
Bald Barren Trail, Pike , 9 miles away
Bald Hill Trail, Pike , 9 miles away
Maple Brook Trail, Pike , 10 miles away
Lost Cabin Trail, Pike , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hornbeck's Creek:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 4 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 4 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania , 3 miles away
Lake Superior State Park, New York , 26 miles away
Big Pocono State Park, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hornbeck's Creek:
Hidden Acres Golf Course, Montague , 7 miles away
Tamiment Resort & Conference Center, Tamiment , 8 miles away
Mountain Manor Golf Club, Marshalls Creek , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Hornbeck's Creek
Lake Shawanni, Sussex , 4 miles away
Crandon Lakes, Sussex , 5 miles away
Lake Ocquittunk, Sussex , 9 miles away

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