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Pennsylvania whitewater, Nesquehoning Creek

Carbon county, Confluence with Broad Run to mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5.6 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Scranton—Wilkes-Barre, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The Confluence with Broad Run to mouth section of Nesquehoning Creek in Carbon County is 5.6 miles long and it is classified
    as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The Confluence with Broad Run to mouth section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The nature scenery of Carbon County and the water flowing gracefully
down Nesquehoning Creek attract people from near and far. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. Lodging is available near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting some good  
exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Lehigh Gorge State Park in close proximity to Nesquehoning Creek is a delightful thing to do, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Nesquehoning here. If the weather is glorious here at Nesquehoning Creek, you can go for a hike along the Boulder Field Trail. If you yearn for a little side visit, try Hell Kitchen Gap, and a visit to Hickory Run State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. While you're here at Nesquehoning Creek you can take a hike along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

Nesquehoning Creek, Confluence with Broad Run to mouth 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 Nesquehoning Creek.
 Whitewater Near Nesquehoning Creek:
Nesquehoning Creek, Carbon County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (Confluence with Broad Run to mouth)
Black Creek, Carbon County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.6 miles long (Hudsondale to mouth)
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Rockport to Glen Onoko)
Lizard Creek, Schuykill / Carbon County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.8 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 309 to Kittitiny Road)
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (White Haven to Rockport)
Whitewater Outfitter - Lehigh Rafting Rentals, Luzerne County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Raft Center, Carbon County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 14 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.75 miles long (Francis Walters Dam to White Haven)
Black Creek, Luzerne County, 15 miles away
      Class I-IV - 14.6 miles long (Hazelton to Nescopeck)
Bear Creek, Luzerne County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 115 to Walter Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Nesquehoning Creek:
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Nesquehoning Creek:
Inn At Jim Thorpe, Jim Thorpe , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn Lehighton-Jim Thorpe PA, Lehighton , 9 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lehighton (Jim Thorpe), PA, Lehighton , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn - Pocono Mountains, White Haven , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WHITE HAVEN - LAKE HARMONY, White Haven , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nesquehoning Creek:
Mauch Chunk Lake County Park, Nesquehoning, 1 miles away
RoundStone Resort, Weatherly-Hudsondale, 4 miles away
Whitewater Raft Campground, Weatherly, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Nesquehoning Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Schuylkill , 13 miles away
Boulder Field Trail, Carbon , 14 miles away
Valley Rim Trail, Berks , 16 miles away
Pinnacle Trail, Berks , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nesquehoning Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 30 miles away
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 61 miles away
Lehigh Gorge State Park, Pennsylvania , 9 miles away
Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania , 13 miles away
Tuscarora State Park, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Nesquehoning Creek:
Members Club Golf At Villas, Tamaqua , 8 miles away
Mountain Laurel Golf Club, White Haven , 11 miles away
Olde Homestead Golf Club, New Tripoli , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Nesquehoning Creek
Kriss Pines Lake, Carbon , 11 miles away
Beltzville Lake, Carbon , 12 miles away
Francis E Walter Reservoir, Luzerne , 15 miles away

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