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Pennsylvania whitewater, Wapwallopen Creek

Luzerne county, LR40022 to Camp Keller section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     5.2 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 if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The scenic beauty of Pennsylvania and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Wapwallopen Creek is 5.2 miles long and is a class
    I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Scranton—Wilkes-Barre it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.
If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but  
if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to encounter some good people from Conyngham here; places like Tuscarora State Park are great to visit. Summer at Wapwallopen Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 80's; the night is quite chillier of course, generally in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's, and nighttime lows in the 10's for Wapwallopen Creek. An average amount of precipitation falls at Wapwallopen Creek. The month with most of the rain is June while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Wapwallopen Creek, LR40022 to Camp Keller 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 Wapwallopen Creek.
 Whitewater Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Wapwallopen Creek, Luzerne County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.2 miles long (LR40022 to Camp Keller)
Wapwallopen Creek, Luzerne County, 2 miles away
      Class I-IV(V+) - 2.7 miles long (SR 3013 to Route 239)
Nescopeck Creek, Luzerne County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 19.7 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 437 to Susquehanna River)
Black Creek, Luzerne County, 6 miles away
      Class I-IV - 14.6 miles long (Hazelton to Nescopeck)
Harveys Creek, Luzerne County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (SR 1059 to Susquehanna River)
Black Creek, Carbon County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.6 miles long (Hudsondale to mouth)
Nesquehoning Creek, Carbon County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (Confluence with Broad Run to mouth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Lehigh Rafting Rentals, Luzerne County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (White Haven to Rockport)
Bowman Creek, Wyoming County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 309 to Susquehanna River)
 Ski Areas Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Marina Pointe, Harveys Lake , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn Hazleton/Drums, Drums , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DRUMS-HAZLETON (I-80), Drums , 5 miles away
Candlewood Suites HAZLETON, Hazleton , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn Hazleton, Hazleton , 5 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Hazleton, Hazleton , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Moyers Grove Campground and RV, Wapwallopen, 5 miles away
Council Cup Campground, Wapwallopen, 5 miles away
81-80 RV Park And Campground, Drums, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 49 miles away
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 69 miles away
Tuscarora State Park, Pennsylvania , 14 miles away
Locust Lake State Park, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away
Frances Slocum State Park, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Sand Springs Country Club, Drums , 4 miles away
Valley Country Club, Sugarloaf , 5 miles away
Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Wapwallopen Creek
Moon Lake, Luzerne , 9 miles away
Sylvan Lake, Luzerne , 13 miles away
Harveys Lake, Luzerne , 15 miles away

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