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Pennsylvania whitewater, Lackawanna River

Lackawanna Luzerne county, Carbondale to Susquehanna River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-IV     26.8 miles
This year's RiverFest and Canoeathon has been moved to June 9, 2012. Lots of fun and with a proposed release (guess they can't count on natural flows) a lot warmer. Says Dan

Hi...We're driving to WV from MA, and stopping in Scranton/WB area. Looking for quiet water for recreational kayaking. Any suggestions?

The 2009 Riverfest will be held May 9. Says Dan

The upper section (Stillwater Dam to Simpson) has terrific whitewater,
    pretty much non stop. Mainly class 1 - 2 with the exception of a 5 foot ledge split by a rock ''islet''. Take a straight pourover on the right or a twisting spiraling flume on the left. Either way scout for wood beforehand.
(I chose left...it was a nice day for a swim) Says Dan (see picture)

This year the Lackawanna River Corridor Association's Riverfest will take place on May 10, 2008. Visit their website for the incidentals. A fun race of 11 or 8 miles to the finish line in Scranton. Says Dan (see picture)

Jump rock and swing: Archbald Says Dan (see picture)

This years Riverfest will be held on Saturday May 12, 2007. It is sponsored
by the Lackawanna River Corridor Association and will have an 8 and 11 miled timed race, a river regatta (dressed up craft to win a prize) and Duck a Thon (sponsor a duck, winner will get some sort of cash award).  Most participants do not take it very seriously so it is a fun event. Says Dan

There is a nice stretch of pretty easy whitewater from Archbald to Blakely. It is class I and II with a nice flow. Rapids tend to be cobbles and there are a few nice ledges. Put in is at the softball/soccer field in Archbald. Take out is at the park in Blakely. Great pubs nearby for apre river. Great wings and local food. There is a 11 mile race from Archbald to Scranton every may. Lots of fun with a festival at the end. This years Lacakanna River Fest is the weekend of May 6, 2006. SYOTR Says Dan

Lackawanna River, Carbondale to Susquehanna River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Lackawanna River.
 Whitewater Near Lackawanna River:
Lackawanna River, Lackawanna / Luzerne County, 0 miles away
      Class I-IV - 26.8 miles long (Carbondale to Susquehanna River)
Bear Creek, Luzerne County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 115 to Walter Dam)
Spring Brook, Lackawanna County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Nesbitt Reservoir to Moosic)
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 13 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.75 miles long (Francis Walters Dam to White Haven)
Whitewater Outfitter - Lehigh Rafting Rentals, Luzerne County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (White Haven to Rockport)
Harveys Creek, Luzerne County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (SR 1059 to Susquehanna River)
Bowman Creek, Wyoming County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 309 to Susquehanna River)
Wapwallopen Creek, Luzerne County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.2 miles long (LR40022 to Camp Keller)
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Rockport to Glen Onoko)
 Ski Areas Near Lackawanna River:
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 9 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 20 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Lackawanna River:
Sewall Marina, Factoryville , 12 miles away
Marina Pointe, Harveys Lake , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Lackawanna River:
Knights Inn - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Pittston, Pittston , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn Pittston - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport, Pittston , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON(AIRPORT), Pittston , 4 miles away
Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino And Resort, Wilkes-Barre , 4 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Wilkes Barre, Wilkes-Barre , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lackawanna River:
Frances Slocum State Park, Wyoming, 6 miles away
Highland Campground, Dalton, 8 miles away
How Kola Camp, Dalton, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Lackawanna River:
Pinnacle Trail, Lackawanna , 5 miles away
Refuge Trail, Lackawanna , 12 miles away
Choke Creek Trail, Lackawanna , 13 miles away
Boulder Field Trail, Carbon , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lackawanna River:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 45 miles away
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 49 miles away
Frances Slocum State Park, Pennsylvania , 7 miles away
Lackawanna State Park, Pennsylvania , 14 miles away
Lehigh Gorge State Park, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lackawanna River:
Fox Hill Country Club, Pittston , 1 miles away
Applewood Golf Course, Pittston , 5 miles away
Hollenback Golf Club, Wilkes Barre , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Lackawanna River
Meadow Run Lake, Luzerne , 5 miles away
Mountain Lake, Luzerne , 10 miles away
Lake Scranton, Lackawanna , 11 miles away

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