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Pennsylvania whitewater, Meshoppen Creek

Susquehanna Wyoming county, LR57012 to Meshoppen section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     17 miles
  The LR57012 to Meshoppen section of Meshoppen Creek in Susquehanna/Wyoming County is 17 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Susquehanna/Wyoming County scenery and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting some
    good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. If you're coming
from Scranton—Wilkes-Barre it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Pennsylvania you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an  
area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Springville here. At Meshoppen Creek during the summertime months highs are in the 80's. Summer night lows drop down to the 50's. Highs during the winter are ordinarily in the 30's, and nighttime lows at Meshoppen Creek during the wintertime commonly dip into the 10's. Meshoppen Creek gets a typical amount of annual rain. All through the month of June you get the most rain around here, and January is when it's the driest.

Meshoppen Creek, LR57012 to Meshoppen road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Meshoppen Creek.
 Whitewater Near Meshoppen Creek:
Meshoppen Creek, Susquehanna/Wyoming County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 17 miles long (LR57012 to Meshoppen)
Bowman Creek, Wyoming County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 309 to Susquehanna River)
Mehoopany Creek, Wyoming County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.1 miles long (Stony Brook to Mehoopany)
Lackawanna River, Lackawanna / Luzerne County, 21 miles away
      Class I-IV - 26.8 miles long (Carbondale to Susquehanna River)
Harveys Creek, Luzerne County, 22 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (SR 1059 to Susquehanna River)
Spring Brook, Lackawanna County, 27 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Nesbitt Reservoir to Moosic)
Little Loyalsock Creek, Sullivan County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.9 miles long (Dushore to Forksville)
Kitchen Creek, Luzerne County, 28 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Route 487 to Route 118)
Loyalsock Creek, -blank- County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Lopez to US 220)
Bear Creek, Luzerne County, 29 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 115 to Walter Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Meshoppen Creek:
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 45 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 55 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near Meshoppen Creek:
Sewall Marina, Factoryville , 13 miles away
Marina Pointe, Harveys Lake , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Meshoppen Creek:
The Prince Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Tunkhannock , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn Tunkhannock, Tunkhannock , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Tunkhannock, Tunkhannock , 7 miles away
Camelot Restaurant AmpInn, Clarks Summit , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GIBSON, New Milford , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Meshoppen Creek:
Slumber Valley Campground, Meshoppen, 5 miles away
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Tunkhannock, Tunkhannock, 7 miles away
Schaffer's Riverside Campground, Tunkhannock, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Meshoppen Creek:
Pinnacle Trail, Lackawanna , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Meshoppen Creek:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 58 miles away
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 66 miles away
Frances Slocum State Park, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away
Lackawanna State Park, Pennsylvania , 19 miles away
Chenango Valley State Park, New York , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Meshoppen Creek:
MTN Maples Public Golf Course, Springville , 4 miles away
Shadowbrook Resort, Tunkhannock , 7 miles away
Stonehedge Country Club, Tunkhannock , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Meshoppen Creek
Schooley Pond, Susquehanna , 6 miles away
Lake Sheridan, Lackawanna , 14 miles away
Quaker Lake, Susquehanna , 16 miles away

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