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Pennsylvania whitewater, Tohickon Creek

Bucks county, Ralph Stover State Park to Point Pleasant section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3.8 miles
  The Ralph Stover State Park to Point Pleasant stretch of Tohickon Creek is 3.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The average Pennsylvania whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. If you're coming from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton it's not a long drive at all to the
    starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. This section is quite short so it's
not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Ralph Stover State Park to Point Pleasant  
section is one of them. The scenic beauty of Pennsylvania and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
Interesting geology is available here; Devils Tea Table is next to Tohickon Creek. The cheerful people of Pipersville like to hang out nearby. At Tohickon Creek throughout the summertime months highs are in the 80's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 60's. Highs through the wintertime are frequently in the 30's; after the sun is down all through the winter temperatures at Tohickon Creek dip into the 10's. Tohickon Creek usually gets much precipitation.

Tohickon Creek, Ralph Stover State Park to Point Pleasant 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 Tohickon Creek.
 Whitewater Near Tohickon Creek:
Tohickon Creek, Bucks County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.8 miles long (Ralph Stover State Park to Point Pleasant)
Lockatong Creek, Hunterdon County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Right upstream of Idell to Raven Rock Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Delaware River Tubing, Hunterdon County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Wickecheoke Creek, Hunterdon County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 14 miles long (Upper Creek Road in Delaware to Covered Bridge)
Delaware River, Hunterdon / Bucks County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.25 miles long (Lambertville Wing Dam)
Tohickon Creek, Bucks County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.7 miles long (Quakertown to Pennsylvania Route 563)
Delaware River, Hunterdon/Bucks County, 18 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.25 miles long (Scudders Falls Recreation Area)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon Somerset County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (High Bridge to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Hoffman's Bridge to Readingsburg)
Unami Creek, Montgomery County, 23 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 7.7 miles long (Nursery Road 7334 to mouth)
 Ski Areas Near Tohickon Creek:
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Tohickon Creek:
Duffy's Aqua Marina, Lansdale , 17 miles away
Salem Harbour Marina, Bensalem , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Tohickon Creek:
The National Hotel, Frenchtown , 5 miles away
Golden Plough Inn At Peddlers Village, Lahaska , 5 miles away
Days Inn Doylestown, Doyles , 6 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites New Hope, New Hope , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Doylestown, Warrington , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tohickon Creek:
Tohickon Valley County Park, Point Pleasant, 1 miles away
Bulls Island - Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Lumberville, 3 miles away
Tinicum County Park, Erwinna, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tohickon Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 25 miles away
New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, New Lisbon - NJ , 40 miles away
Big Pocono State Park, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tohickon Creek:
Rivercrest Golf Club, Doylestown , 4 miles away
Lookaway Golf Club, New Hope , 7 miles away
Four Seasons Golf, Fountainville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Tohickon Creek
Aquetong Lake, Bucks , 8 miles away
Lake Towhee, Bucks , 13 miles away
Core Creek Reservoir, Bucks , 17 miles away

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