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Pennsylvania whitewater, Kitchen Creek

Luzerne county, Route 487 to Route 118 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     3 miles
 
This stretch described above is inside the Ricketts Glen State Park. It is in a natural area and no boating,swimming,fishing or any other active is allowed in the stream (Kitchen Creek). It would be impossible to white water raft this stream due to the number or falls, rocks and other debris in the stream. For further information you may contact us at: 570-477-5675. Says F. E. Buckalew

This section of Kitchen Creek in Pennsylvania is
    3 miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that
the rivers in this state are less demanding. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good rivers for that around here. There arenít any hotels right nearby  
but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Route 487 to Route 118 stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The put-in is not too far from Bloomsburg-Berwick, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The nature scenery of Pennsylvania and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far.

Briefly about the general area:
Kitchen Creek is not far at all from Cambra; Murray Reynolds Falls is a scenic place to have a look at while you're at Kitchen Creek.

Kitchen Creek, Route 487 to Route 118 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Kitchen Creek.
 Whitewater Near Kitchen Creek:
Kitchen Creek, Luzerne County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Route 487 to Route 118)
Loyalsock Creek, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Lopez to US 220)
Mehoopany Creek, Wyoming County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.1 miles long (Stony Brook to Mehoopany)
Little Loyalsock Creek, Sullivan County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.9 miles long (Dushore to Forksville)
Loyalsock Creek, Sullivan County, 14 miles away
      Class I-IV - 13 miles long (US 220 to Forksville)
Harveys Creek, Luzerne County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (SR 1059 to Susquehanna River)
Bowman Creek, Wyoming County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 309 to Susquehanna River)
Towanda Creek - South Branch, Bradford County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.6 miles long (New Albany to Susquehanna)
Wapwallopen Creek, Luzerne County, 19 miles away
      Class I-IV(V+) - 2.7 miles long (SR 3013 to Route 239)
Nescopeck Creek, Luzerne County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 19.7 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 437 to Susquehanna River)
 Ski Areas Near Kitchen Creek:
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 62 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 66 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
 Marinas Near Kitchen Creek:
Marina Pointe, Harveys Lake , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Kitchen Creek:
Super 8 Mifflinville Near Bloomsburg, Mifflinville , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Mifflinville - Bloomsburg, Mifflinville , 16 miles away
Relax Inn Bloomsburg, Bloomsburg , 18 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Hazleton/Drums, Drums , 18 miles away
The Inn At Turkey Hill, Bloomsburg , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kitchen Creek:
Red Rock Mountain Campground, Benton, 2 miles away
Good's Campground, Benton, 2 miles away
Good's Campground, Sweet Valley, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Kitchen Creek:
Old Bulldozer Road Trail, Luzerne , 1 miles away
Irish Settlement Trail, Sullivan , 18 miles away
Pole Bridge Trail, Sullivan , 19 miles away
Rock Run Trail, Sullivan , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kitchen Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 69 miles away
Worlds End State Park, Pennsylvania , 22 miles away
Frances Slocum State Park, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away
Locust Lake State Park, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kitchen Creek:
Morgan Hills Golf Course, Hunlock Creek , 8 miles away
Mill Race Golf Course, Benton , 9 miles away
Farley's Sweet Valley Golf Course, Sweet Valley , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Kitchen Creek
Lake Pinecrest, Luzerne , 7 miles away
Sylvan Lake, Luzerne , 9 miles away
Moon Lake, Luzerne , 16 miles away

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