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Pennsylvania whitewater, Wapwallopen Creek

Luzerne county, SR 3013 to Route 239 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-IV(V+)     2.7 miles
  The SR 3013 to Route 239 stretch of Wapwallopen Creek in Pennsylvania is 2.7 miles long and it is classified as a class I-IV(V+) section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Pennsylvania and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The starting location is a short
    drive from Pottsville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Getting a good workout
and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The SR 3013 to Route 239 stretch  
is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Locust Lake State Park; you'll probably meet some folks from Sybertsville here. Tuscarora State Park is a wonderful site. Throughout the summertime months at Wapwallopen Creek highs are regularly in the 80's, and throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 30's, and nighttime lows at Wapwallopen Creek through the winter mostly drop into the 10's. The amount of rain that falls at Wapwallopen Creek is close to the national average.

Wapwallopen Creek, SR 3013 to Route 239 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-IV(V+) - 2.7 miles long (SR 3013 to Route 239)
Nescopeck Creek, Luzerne County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 19.7 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 437 to Susquehanna River)
Wapwallopen Creek, Luzerne County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.2 miles long (LR40022 to Camp Keller)
Black Creek, Luzerne County, 8 miles away
      Class I-IV - 14.6 miles long (Hazelton to Nescopeck)
Harveys Creek, Luzerne County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (SR 1059 to Susquehanna River)
Kitchen Creek, Luzerne County, 18 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Route 487 to Route 118)
Black Creek, Carbon County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.6 miles long (Hudsondale to mouth)
Nesquehoning Creek, Carbon County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (Confluence with Broad Run to mouth)
Mehoopany Creek, Wyoming County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.1 miles long (Stony Brook to Mehoopany)
Bowman Creek, Wyoming County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 309 to Susquehanna River)
 Ski Areas Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Marina Pointe, Harveys Lake , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn Hazleton/Drums, Drums , 2 miles away
Candlewood Suites HAZLETON, Hazleton , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Hazleton, Hazleton , 6 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Hazleton, Hazleton , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn West Hazleton, West Hazleton , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Council Cup Campground, Wapwallopen, 2 miles away
Moyers Grove Campground and RV, Wapwallopen, 4 miles away
Red Ridge Lake Campground, Zion Grove, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Old Bulldozer Road Trail, Luzerne , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 53 miles away
Tuscarora State Park, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away
Locust Lake State Park, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away
Frances Slocum State Park, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wapwallopen Creek:
Valley Country Club, Sugarloaf , 6 miles away
Sugarloaf Golf Club, Sugarloaf , 6 miles away
Eagle Rock Resort, Hazleton , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Wapwallopen Creek
Moon Lake, Luzerne , 11 miles away
Sylvan Lake, Luzerne , 11 miles away
Lake Pinecrest, Luzerne , 12 miles away

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