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Pennsylvania whitewater, Susquehanna River

Lancaster York county, Marietta to Columbia section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     2 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This section of Susquehanna River in Lancaster/York County is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II(III) section. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. There
    are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Marietta to Columbia stretch is one of them. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. There's camping available
near Susquehanna River. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The put-in location is a short drive from York-Hanover. The scenic beauty of Lancaster/York County and the water flowing gracefully down Susquehanna River attract  
people from near and far.

Briefly about the general area:
During your journey to Susquehanna River you'll meet some people from Bainbridge for sure. From a rainfall point of view Susquehanna River is a pretty typical spot. During the month of May you get the most rain around here, and January meanwhile is the driest month. Through the months of summer at Susquehanna River highs are frequently in the 80's. Once the sun is down it plunges down to the 60's. During the winter highs are in the 30's with temperatures at Susquehanna River dipping down into the 20's through winter nights.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Susquehanna River.
 Whitewater Near Susquehanna River:
Conewago Creek - East, Lancaster/ Dauphin County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Aberdeen Mills to Hillsdale Road)
Susquehanna River, York County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Saginaw Railroad Bridge)
Codorus Creek, York County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.4 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 24 to Codorus Furnace Road)
Fishing Creek - Susquehanna Tributary, York County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Martinsville to Lake Clarke)
Beaver Creek, York County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Alpine Road to Bull Road)
Deer Creek, Harford County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 43.5 miles long (Bond Road to Susquehanna River)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Graves Run Road to Prettyboy Reservoir)
Little Falls, Baltimore County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Maryland Route 4 to Gunpowder Falls)
Susquehanna River, York County, 26 miles away
      Class III+ - 2 miles long (Holtwood)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Falls Road to Phoenix)
 Ski Areas Near Susquehanna River:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 19 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 86 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
 Marinas Near Susquehanna River:
Lake Clarke Marina, Wrightsville , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Susquehanna River:
Holiday Inn Express ELIZABETHTOWN (HERSHEY AREA), Elizabethtown , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn - York PA, York , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites YORK NE - MARKET STREET, York , 7 miles away
Courtyard York, York , 7 miles away
TownePlace Suites York, York , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Susquehanna River:
Elizabethtown/Hershey KOA, Elizabethtown, 1 miles away
Hershey Conewago Campground, Elizabethtown, 4 miles away
Ridge Run Family Campground, Elizabethtown, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Susquehanna River:
Horseshoe Trail, Dauphin , 16 miles away
Camp Echo Trail, York , 17 miles away
Darlington Trail, Dauphin , 19 miles away
Rattling Run Trail, Dauphin , 19 miles away
Water Tank Trail, Dauphin , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Susquehanna River:
Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont - MD , 60 miles away
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 61 miles away
Gifford Pinchot State Park, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away
Rocks State Park, Maryland , 29 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Susquehanna River:
Rustic Meadows Par 3 Family Golf Course, Elizabethtown , 1 miles away
Par -Line Golf Course, Elizabethtown , 3 miles away
Sunset Golf Course, Middletown , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Susquehanna River
Lake Redman, York , 13 miles away
Shuey Lake, Lebanon , 19 miles away
Lake Lehman, York , 20 miles away

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