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Pennsylvania whitewater, Lackawaxen River

Pike county, Above Delaware confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from East Stroudsburg, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Pike County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the
    rivers in this state are not very demanding. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon
trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Above Delaware confluence stretch is one of them. The Above Delaware confluence stretch of Lackawaxen River in Pike County is 5 miles long and is  
according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
The best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of nearby Tanglwood. While you're here at Lackawaxen River you can take a hike along the Steam Mill Trail, and Lake Superior State Park is a splendid place to explore on a lovely day. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. On a nice day at Lackawaxen River you can take a hike along the Crawford Trail, and there are plenty of folks from Rowland here at Lackawaxen River. Visiting Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River is just something you need to do if you haven't yet.

Lackawaxen River, Above Delaware confluence 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 Lackawaxen River.
 Whitewater Near Lackawaxen River:
Lackawaxen River, Pike County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Above Delaware confluence)
Shohola Creek, Pike County, 8 miles away
      Class I-IV - 9.5 miles long (Shohola Falls Park to Mouth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Landers River Trips, Sullivan County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Callicoon Creek - East Branch, Sullivan County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Route 52 bridge to confluence with North Br. Callicoon)
Bush Kill Creek, Pike/Monroe County, 13 miles away
      Class I-IV - 25 miles long (Pickeral Lake to Bushkill)
Raymondskill Creek, Pike County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (SR 2009 to Route 209)
Hornbeck's Creek, Pike County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.8 miles long (Emery's Road to Route 209)
Callicoon Creek - North Branch, Sullivan County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Gossweyler Pond and Dam to East Branc)
Mongaup River, Orange/ Sullivan County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (Rio Dam to Delaware River)
Delaware River, Sullivan/ Orange/ Pike County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 0.2 miles long (Mongaup Wave)
 Ski Areas Near Lackawaxen River:
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 10 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 13 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 29 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 39 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 41 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near Lackawaxen River:
Captain's Cove Marina, Hawley , 11 miles away
Seeley's Landing, Hawley , 11 miles away
Walt's Landing, Hawley , 12 miles away
Pine Crest Marina, Lakeville , 13 miles away
First KLAS Marina, Tafton , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Lackawaxen River:
Woodloch Pines Resort, Hawley , 5 miles away
The Lodge At Woodloch, Hawley , 6 miles away
Ledges Hotel, Hawley , 10 miles away
The Settlers Inn, Hawley , 11 miles away
The Settlers Inn At Bingham Park, Hawley , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lackawaxen River:
Camp Shohola, Greeley, 4 miles away
Camp Watonka, Hawley, 7 miles away
Kittatiny Campgrounds, Barryville, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Lackawaxen River:
Steam Mill Trail, Pike , 4 miles away
Crawford Trail, Pike , 4 miles away
Maple Brook Trail, Pike , 8 miles away
Bald Hill Trail, Pike , 8 miles away
Schiff Trail, Sullivan , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lackawaxen River:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 8 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 17 miles away
Lake Superior State Park, New York , 15 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away
Tobyhanna State Park, Pennsylvania , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lackawaxen River:
Woodloch Springs, Hawley , 6 miles away
Country Club Of Woodlock Sprng, Hawley , 6 miles away
Cricket Hill Golf Club, Hawley , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Lackawaxen River
Westcolang Pond, Pike , 1 miles away
Tinkwig Lake, Pike , 7 miles away
Lake Nianque, Sullivan , 10 miles away

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