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New Jersey whitewater, Rockaway Creek

Hunterdon county, Mountainville to McCrea Mills section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     3.5 miles
  This section of Rockaway Creek in Hunterdon County is 3.5 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New Jersey are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. If you're coming from Trenton-Ewing it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please
    print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There are nice comfortable hotels here, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
this area has a large number of paddling places. The wonderful Hunterdon County scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Mountainville  
to McCrea Mills section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Oldwick here at Rockaway Creek. Throughout the warm days of summer at Rockaway Creek temperatures are typically in the 80's. Summer nighttime lows plunge down to the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Rockaway Creek. Rockaway Creek is a wet site that gets a great deal of rainfall. Most of the rain falls during August while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Rockaway Creek, Mountainville to McCrea Mills 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 Rockaway Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rockaway Creek:
Rockaway Creek, Hunterdon County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Mountainville to McCrea Mills)
Lamington River, Somerset Hunterdon County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Rt 512 at Pottersville to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.6 miles long (Hoffman's Bridge to Readingsburg)
Lamington River, Morris County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5.8 miles long (Chester to Pottersville)
Raritan River - South Branch, Hunterdon Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (High Bridge to confluence with North Branch of Raritan)
Raritan River - North Branch, Morris / Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.6 miles long (West of Mendham to North of Far Hills)
Pequest River, Warren County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Great Meadows to Delaware River)
India Brook, Morris County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (Upstream to Mountainside Road)
Wickecheoke Creek, Hunterdon County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 14 miles long (Upper Creek Road in Delaware to Covered Bridge)
Delaware River, Hunterdon / Bucks County, 19 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.25 miles long (Lambertville Wing Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Rockaway Creek:
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 33 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 34 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 45 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 49 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Rockaway Creek:
Lake's End Marina, Stanhope , 14 miles away
Johnny's Marina, Hopatcong , 17 miles away
Lee's County Park Marina, Mount Arlington , 17 miles away
Bridge Marina, Lake Hopatcong , 19 miles away
Beebe Marina, Lake Hopatcong , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Rockaway Creek:
Courtyard Lebanon, Lebanon , 3 miles away
The Neighbour House, Long Valley , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Hackettstown, Hackettstown , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Clinton, Clinton , 9 miles away
Ramada Flemington, Flemington , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rockaway Creek:
Round Valley Recreation Area, Stanton, 4 miles away
Voorhees State Park, High Bridge, 8 miles away
Camp Bernie-YMCA, Port Murray, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rockaway Creek:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 28 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 28 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rockaway Creek:
Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club, Whitehouse Station , 3 miles away
Golf Lates, Califon , 4 miles away
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Bedminster , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Rockaway Creek
Round Valley Reservoir, Hunterdon , 5 miles away
Lake Solitude, Hunterdon , 7 miles away
Lake Musconetcong, Sussex , 14 miles away

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