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Pennsylvania whitewater, Nescopeck Creek

Luzerne county, Pennsylvania Route 437 to Susquehanna River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     19.7 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Luzerne County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here 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. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a
    large number of paddling spots. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch of Nescopeck Creek is 19.7 miles long
and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Pottsville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. This stretch is long enough for an overnight  
trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
Locust Lake State Park is worth stopping at if you're at Nescopeck Creek, and during your spree here you'll meet some folks from Sybertsville for sure. A visit to Nescopeck Creek wouldn’t be complete without a tour to nearby Tuscarora State Park. Nescopeck Creek gets a normal amount of precipitation. June is when you get the most rain here; February is when it's the driest. At Nescopeck Creek through the warmest time of the year highs are in the 80's. Summer nighttime lows drop down to the 50's.

Nescopeck Creek, Pennsylvania Route 437 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 Nescopeck Creek.
 Whitewater Near Nescopeck Creek:
Nescopeck Creek, Luzerne County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 19.7 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 437 to Susquehanna River)
Wapwallopen Creek, Luzerne County, 4 miles away
      Class I-IV(V+) - 2.7 miles long (SR 3013 to Route 239)
Black Creek, Luzerne County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV - 14.6 miles long (Hazelton to Nescopeck)
Wapwallopen Creek, Luzerne County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.2 miles long (LR40022 to Camp Keller)
Harveys Creek, Luzerne County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (SR 1059 to Susquehanna River)
Black Creek, Carbon County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.6 miles long (Hudsondale to mouth)
Nesquehoning Creek, Carbon County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (Confluence with Broad Run to mouth)
Kitchen Creek, Luzerne County, 20 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Route 487 to Route 118)
Lizard Creek, Schuykill / Carbon County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.8 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 309 to Kittitiny Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Lehigh Rafting Rentals, Luzerne County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Nescopeck Creek:
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Nescopeck Creek:
Marina Pointe, Harveys Lake , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Nescopeck Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn Hazleton/Drums, Drums , 4 miles away
Candlewood Suites HAZLETON, Hazleton , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn Hazleton, Hazleton , 5 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Hazleton, Hazleton , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn West Hazleton, West Hazleton , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nescopeck Creek:
Council Cup Campground, Wapwallopen, 5 miles away
Red Ridge Lake Campground, Zion Grove, 6 miles away
Moyers Grove Campground and RV, Wapwallopen, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Nescopeck Creek:
Old Bulldozer Road Trail, Luzerne , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nescopeck Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 52 miles away
Locust Lake State Park, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away
Tuscarora State Park, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away
Frances Slocum State Park, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Nescopeck Creek:
Eagle Rock Resort, Hazleton , 4 miles away
Sugarloaf Golf Club, Sugarloaf , 5 miles away
Valley Country Club, Sugarloaf , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Nescopeck Creek
Lake Pinecrest, Luzerne , 13 miles away
Moon Lake, Luzerne , 13 miles away
Sylvan Lake, Luzerne , 13 miles away

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