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Pennsylvania whitewater, Tunkhannock Creek

Monroe / Carbon county, Pennsylvania Route 115 to Pennsylvania Route 940 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     4.4 miles
 
We actually have a question? We were wondering about taking the Tobyhanna creek all the way to the Lehigh and the Lehigh into the dam, is there anyone that can give us the information I am looking for ?? We are looking to kayak the toby from rt. 115 to the Lehigh into the franscis walter dam without to many obstructions??? Thank you. Says Dave

There is a 20 foot waterfall at the idway point.... Says Dave

The scenic beauty of
    Monroe/Carbon County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Pennsylvania Route 115 to Pennsylvania Route 940 section of Tunkhannock Creek in Pennsylvania
is 4.4 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Pennsylvania Route 115 to Pennsylvania Route 940 section is one of them. If you're coming from East Stroudsburg it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking  
    or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting
  a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
It's always tremendous to take a look at Tobyhanna Falls, and a great site like Hickory Run State Park is too magnificent to leave out.

Tunkhannock Creek, Pennsylvania Route 115 to Pennsylvania Route 940 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 Tunkhannock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Tunkhannock Creek:
Tunkhannock Creek, Monroe/CarbonCounty, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.4 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 115 to Pennsylvania Route 940)
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Raft Center, CarbonCounty, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lehigh River, Carbon / Lehigh / Northhampton / MonroeCounty, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 82.1 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 435 to Canal Park Allentown)
Lehigh River, CarbonCounty, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.75 miles long (Francis Walters Dam to White Haven)
Lehigh River, CarbonCounty, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (White Haven to Rockport)
Lehigh River, CarbonCounty, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Rockport to Glen Onoko)
Bear Creek, LuzerneCounty, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 115 to Walter Dam)
Whitewater Outfitter - Lehigh Rafting Rentals, LuzerneCounty, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Spring Brook, LackawannaCounty, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Nesbitt Reservoir to Moosic)
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Raft Center, MonroeCounty, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Tunkhannock Creek:
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 2 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 6 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 14 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Tunkhannock Creek:
MT Cobb Boathouse, Lake Ariel , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Tunkhannock Creek:
BEST WESTERN Inn At Blakeslee-Pocono, Blakeslee , 1 miles away
Split Rock Resort And Golf Club, Lake Harmony , 3 miles away
Ramada Lake Harmony, Lake Harmony , 4 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, White Haven , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites WHITE HAVEN - LAKE HARMONY, White Haven , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tunkhannock Creek:
WT Family Camping, Blakeslee, 0 miles away
Fern Ridge Campground, Blakeslee, 6 miles away
Don Laine Campground, Palmerton, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Tunkhannock Creek:
Boulder Field Trail, Carbon , 5 miles away
Choke Creek Trail, Lackawanna , 8 miles away
Refuge Trail, Lackawanna , 9 miles away
Lakeside Trail, Monroe , 14 miles away
Camelback Trail, Monroe , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tunkhannock Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 26 miles away
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 42 miles away
Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania , 6 miles away
Beltzville State Park, Pennsylvania , 10 miles away
Lehigh Gorge State Park, Pennsylvania , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tunkhannock Creek:
Split Rock Country Club, Lake Harmony , 3 miles away
Timber Trails Golf Course, Pocono Lake , 5 miles away
Wild Pines Golf Club, Pocono Pines , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Tunkhannock Creek
Lake Harmony, Carbon , 1 miles away
Big Boulder Lake, Carbon , 2 miles away
Arrowhead Lake, Monroe , 4 miles away

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