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New Jersey whitewater, Raritan River - South Branch

Hunterdon county, Hoffman's Bridge to Readingsburg section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     2.6 miles
  The beautiful scenery of New Jersey and the water flowing gracefully down Raritan River - South Branch beats anything. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but do book a room before you come because it
    is a very popular destination. The put-in is not too far from Trenton-Ewing, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The Hoffman's Bridge to Readingsburg section of Raritan River
- South Branch in New Jersey is 2.6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. This section is quite short so you'll have to walk  
back to the start over and over. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
At Raritan River - South Branch you always meet someone from High Bridge. Raritan River - South Branch is a pretty wet place generally with a lot of rain. May is the month that gets the most rain, and February is the month with the least moisture. All through the warm days of summer here at Raritan River - South Branch, high temperatures regularly get into the 80's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 50's.

Raritan River - South Branch, Hoffman's Bridge to Readingsburg road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Raritan River - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Hoffman's Bridge to Readingsburg)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (High Bridge to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Rockaway Creek, Hunterdon County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Mountainville to McCrea Mills)
Pequest River, Warren County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Great Meadows to Delaware River)
Lamington River, Somerset Hunterdon County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Rt 512 at Pottersville to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Lamington River, Morris County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.8 miles long (Chester to Pottersville)
Wickecheoke Creek, Hunterdon County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 14 miles long (Upper Creek Road in Delaware to Covered Bridge)
Lockatong Creek, Hunterdon County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Right upstream of Idell to Raven Rock Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Delaware River Tubing, Hunterdon County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Raritan River - North Branch, Morris / Somerset County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.6 miles long (West of Mendham to North of Far Hills)
 Ski Areas Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 36 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 37 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
 Marinas Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Lake's End Marina, Stanhope , 16 miles away
Johnny's Marina, Hopatcong , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Courtyard Lebanon, Lebanon , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Clinton, Clinton , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Hackettstown, Hackettstown , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn CLINTON - BRIDGEWATER, Clinton , 7 miles away
The Neighbour House, Long Valley , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Voorhees State Park, High Bridge, 2 miles away
Camp Bernie-YMCA, Port Murray, 4 miles away
Spruce Run Recreation Area, Clinton, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Raritan River - South Branch:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 26 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 26 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away
Big Pocono State Park, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Raritan River - South Branch:
High Bridge Hills Golf Club, High Bridge , 3 miles away
Golf Lates, Califon , 3 miles away
Hawk Point Golf, Washington , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Raritan River - South Branch
Lake Solitude, Hunterdon , 2 miles away
Round Valley Reservoir, Hunterdon , 5 miles away
White Lake, Warren , 16 miles away

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