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Pennsylvania whitewater, Black Creek

Carbon county, Hudsondale to mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     6.6 miles
  This stretch of Black Creek is 6.6 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The put-in location is a short drive from Scranton—Wilkes-Barre, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There's camping available
    near Black Creek. The wonderful Carbon County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Black Creek will make you feel great. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. No matter if you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as  

Briefly about the general area:
If you're here, you might as well have a look at Brushy Hollow; Hickory Run State Park is a tremendous place. While you're here at Black Creek you will meet lots of folks from nearby Weatherly. Lehigh Gorge State Park is a nice site to pop by, and lovely scenery and glorious skiing is what you obtain at Jack Frost. Black Creek is right by the Boulder Field Trail. High temperatures at Black Creek through the warm months are in the 70's, and the night is a little chillier of course, regularly in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Black Creek.

Black Creek, Hudsondale to mouth 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 Black Creek.
 Whitewater Near Black Creek:
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Rockport to Glen Onoko)
Black Creek, Carbon County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.6 miles long (Hudsondale to mouth)
Nesquehoning Creek, Carbon County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (Confluence with Broad Run to mouth)
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (White Haven to Rockport)
Whitewater Outfitter - Lehigh Rafting Rentals, Luzerne County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Raft Center, Carbon County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 11 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.75 miles long (Francis Walters Dam to White Haven)
Lizard Creek, Schuykill / Carbon County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.8 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 309 to Kittitiny Road)
Bear Creek, Luzerne County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 115 to Walter Dam)
Black Creek, Luzerne County, 14 miles away
      Class I-IV - 14.6 miles long (Hazelton to Nescopeck)
 Ski Areas Near Black Creek:
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 14 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Black Creek:
Hampton Inn Lehighton-Jim Thorpe PA, Lehighton , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn - Pocono Mountains, White Haven , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WHITE HAVEN - LAKE HARMONY, White Haven , 10 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lehighton (Jim Thorpe), PA, Lehighton , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Pocono Resort, Lake Harmony , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Black Creek:
Whitewater Raft Campground, Weatherly, 2 miles away
RoundStone Resort, Weatherly-Hudsondale, 4 miles away
Mauch Chunk Lake County Park, Nesquehoning, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Black Creek:
Boulder Field Trail, Carbon , 12 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Schuylkill , 16 miles away
Choke Creek Trail, Lackawanna , 17 miles away
Valley Rim Trail, Berks , 19 miles away
Pinnacle Trail, Berks , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Black Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 31 miles away
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 59 miles away
Lehigh Gorge State Park, Pennsylvania , 7 miles away
Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania , 11 miles away
Beltzville State Park, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black Creek:
Mountain Laurel Golf Club, White Haven , 8 miles away
Members Club Golf At Villas, Tamaqua , 11 miles away
Edgewood In The Pines Golf Club & Banquet Facility, Drums , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Black Creek
Kriss Pines Lake, Carbon , 11 miles away
Francis E Walter Reservoir, Luzerne , 11 miles away
Beltzville Lake, Carbon , 12 miles away

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