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Pennsylvania whitewater, Paradise Creek

Monroe county, Keokee Chapel Lane to mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     7.7 miles
  The scenic beauty of Pennsylvania and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a short drive from East Stroudsburg, as you can see on the road map further down. The Keokee Chapel Lane to mouth stretch of Paradise Creek in Pennsylvania is 7.7 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. A bit of exercise
    and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are
less demanding. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Keokee Chapel Lane to mouth section is one of them. For all you camping  
people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Alpine Mountain has fine slopes and a friendly staff, and going for a hike on the Indian Trail is always a good adventure. Here at Paradise Creek you'll probably meet some people from Henryville, and there are good spots to explore along the Camelback Trail. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Tobyhanna State Park is a perfect place to stretch your legs a bit, and since you're here, you might as well have a look at Redrock Glen. It's always good to have a look at Paradise Falls; Paradise Creek is in the neighborhood of Big Pocono State Park which is a beautiful site.

Paradise Creek, Keokee Chapel Lane 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 Paradise Creek.
 Whitewater Near Paradise Creek:
Paradise Creek, Monroe County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 7.7 miles long (Keokee Chapel Lane to mouth)
Pocono Creek, Monroe County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.6 miles long (Tannersville to Stroudsburg)
Brodhead Creek, Monroe County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 21.2 miles long (Canadensis to mouth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Raft Center, Monroe County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Wallenpaupack Creek, Wayne County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.8 miles long (Mountainview Road to Ledgedale Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Sports, Monroe County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Wallenpaupack Creek - East Branch, Pike County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Sawmill Road to mouth)
Martins Creek, Northampton County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Flicksville to mouth)
Bush Kill Creek, Pike/Monroe County, 15 miles away
      Class I-IV - 25 miles long (Pickeral Lake to Bushkill)
Lehigh River, Carbon / Lehigh / Northhampton / Monroe County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 82.1 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 435 to Canal Park Allentown)
 Ski Areas Near Paradise Creek:
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 3 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 4 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 6 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 13 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 20 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 22 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Paradise Creek:
First KLAS Marina, Tafton , 17 miles away
Lighthouse Harbor Marina, Lakeville , 17 miles away
Captain's Cove Marina, Hawley , 19 miles away
Pine Crest Marina, Lakeville , 19 miles away
Walt's Landing, Hawley , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Paradise Creek:
Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono , 4 miles away
Naomi Village Cottages Resort, Mountainhome , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Poconos Hotel, Tannersville , 4 miles away
Travelodge Mt. Pocono, Mount Pocono , 5 miles away
Days Inn Tannersville, Tannersville , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Paradise Creek:
Maple Rock Campsite, Henryville, 1 miles away
Lindenmere Sports & Arts center, Henryville, 1 miles away
Cranberry Run Campground, Analomink, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Paradise Creek:
Indian Trail, Monroe , 6 miles away
Camelback Trail, Monroe , 7 miles away
Lakeside Trail, Monroe , 11 miles away
Burley Inlet Trail, Pike , 11 miles away
Snow Shanty Trail, Pike , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Paradise Creek:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 22 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 22 miles away
Big Pocono State Park, Pennsylvania , 6 miles away
Tobyhanna State Park, Pennsylvania , 11 miles away
Gouldsboro State Park, Pennsylvania , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Paradise Creek:
Evergreen Golf Club, Analomink , 4 miles away
Mt Airy Gold Club, Mount Pocono , 4 miles away
Buck Hill Golf Club, Buck Hill Falls , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Paradise Creek
Leisure Lake, Monroe , 4 miles away
Fairview Lake, Monroe , 7 miles away
Zacharias Pond, Monroe , 8 miles away

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