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Pennsylvania whitewater, Susquehanna River

York county, Saginaw Railroad Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     2 miles
  The put-in is not too far from York-Hanover, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of York County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. This section of Susquehanna River is 2 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this
    is an area with plenty of places for that. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the
rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Saginaw Railroad Bridge section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is fine here at Susquehanna
River, you can go for a hike along the Camp Echo Trail; if you're dropping by from Mount Wolf, you won't be the only one. Don't leave Susquehanna River without first paying a visit to Haldeman Riffles. The yearly precipitation here at Susquehanna River is about average. Throughout May this area sees the most rain, and the driest of the months is January. Summer brings highs in the 80's to Susquehanna River. All through the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's; through the dark hours in the wintertime at Susquehanna River temperatures drop to the 20's.

Susquehanna River, Saginaw Railroad Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Susquehanna River.
 Whitewater Near Susquehanna River:
Susquehanna River, Lancaster/York County, 4 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Marietta to Columbia)
Codorus Creek, York County, 4 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.4 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 24 to Codorus Furnace Road)
Conewago Creek - East, Lancaster/ Dauphin County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Aberdeen Mills to Hillsdale Road)
Fishing Creek - Susquehanna Tributary, York County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Martinsville to Lake Clarke)
Beaver Creek, York County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Alpine Road to Bull Road)
Deer Creek, Harford County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 43.5 miles long (Bond Road to Susquehanna River)
Little Falls, Baltimore County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Maryland Route 4 to Gunpowder Falls)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Graves Run Road to Prettyboy Reservoir)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Falls Road to Phoenix)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Prettyboy Dam to Falls Road)
 Ski Areas Near Susquehanna River:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 20 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 74 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 , 85 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
 Marinas Near Susquehanna River:
Lake Clarke Marina, Wrightsville , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Susquehanna River:
Hampton Inn - York PA, York , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites YORK NE - MARKET STREET, York , 4 miles away
Courtyard York, York , 4 miles away
TownePlace Suites York, York , 4 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, York , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Susquehanna River:
Elizabethtown/Hershey KOA, Elizabethtown, 5 miles away
Ridge Run Family Campground, Elizabethtown, 7 miles away
Hershey Conewago Campground, Elizabethtown, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Susquehanna River:
Camp Echo Trail, York , 15 miles away
Horseshoe Trail, Dauphin , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Susquehanna River:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 58 miles away
Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont - MD , 59 miles away
Gifford Pinchot State Park, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away
Rocks State Park, Maryland , 25 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Susquehanna River:
Rustic Meadows Par 3 Family Golf Course, Elizabethtown , 5 miles away
Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center, York , 5 miles away
Rolling Acres Golf Course, York , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Susquehanna River
Lake Redman, York , 10 miles away
Lake Lehman, York , 18 miles away
Lake Clarke, Lancaster , 19 miles away

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