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Pennsylvania whitewater, Unami Creek

Montgomery county, Nursery Road 7334 to mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     7.7 miles
 
Ive run the reach once.  When I ran the Unami the Perkiomen was at 8,000 cfs, is this the guage you used Don?  Or is there an on site guage somewhere we didnt see.  The two largest rapids were really sic, we portaged the first and I ran the top half of the second and took out in a microeddy before the nar.  Truely an awesome reach, email me sometime at mrz2@lehigh.edu if you plan on running it, Id love to fire it up again. Says Mark Zak

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    rocks are the name of the game on this creek. 
The creek is very narrow, boulder-clogged, continuous and flashy. The general rule is that heavy rain in Quakertown will result in paddleable water on the Unami in Sumneytown
within three hours.
Read Getler's description and scout all of the rapids prior to running them.
My friends and I have paddled this stretch many times around 1.5 feet and 2.5 feet, which is low and scratchy; if you are going to run it above 3 feet, I'd recommend bomber-creek skills as eddies are few and far between. Says Don S

The nature scenery of Montgomery County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile.
 
    The Nursery Road 7334 to mouth section of Unami Creek in Montgomery County is 7.7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V+ section. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Some people
  prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. The starting location is a short drive from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.

Unami Creek, Nursery Road 7334 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 Unami Creek.
 Whitewater Near Unami Creek:
Unami Creek, Montgomery County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 7.7 miles long (Nursery Road 7334 to mouth)
Tohickon Creek, Bucks County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.7 miles long (Quakertown to Pennsylvania Route 563)
French Creek, Chester County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Route 100 to French Creek Road)
Tohickon Creek, Bucks County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.8 miles long (Ralph Stover State Park to Point Pleasant)
Whitewater Outfitter - Delaware River Tubing, Hunterdon County, 26 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lockatong Creek, Hunterdon County, 28 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Right upstream of Idell to Raven Rock Road)
Brandywine Creek, Chester County, 28 miles away
      Class I - 11 miles long (Lenape Pennsylvania to Thompson Bridge Road Delaware)
Martins Creek, Northampton County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Flicksville to mouth)
Brandywine Creek - East Branch, Chester County, 30 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.1 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 82 to Pennsylvania Route 842)
 Ski Areas Near Unami Creek:
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 5 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Unami Creek:
Duffy's Aqua Marina, Lansdale , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Unami Creek:
Comfort Inn & Suites, Quakertown , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites QUAKERTOWN, Quakertown , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Quakertown, Quakertown , 4 miles away
SpringHill Suites Quakertown, Quakertown , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN Motor Inn, Quakertown , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Unami Creek:
Diversified Community Svc, Pennsburg, 0 miles away
Boulder woods Campground, Green Lane, 1 miles away
Homestead Family Campgrounds, Green Lane, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Unami Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 14 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 54 miles away
Beltzville State Park, Pennsylvania , 29 miles away
Brandywine Creek State Park, Delaware , 31 miles away
Bellevue State Park, Delaware , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Unami Creek:
Fox Hollow Golf Club, Quakertown , 2 miles away
Fox Eight Barn, Trumbauersville , 2 miles away
Sweet Water Golf Course -Driving Range, Pennsburg , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Unami Creek
Lake Long, Montgomery , 1 miles away
Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery , 4 miles away
Lake Towhee, Bucks , 13 miles away

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