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Pennsylvania whitewater, Pocono Creek

Monroe county, Tannersville to Stroudsburg section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     10.6 miles
  The average Pennsylvania whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The scenic beauty of Monroe County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting
    or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and
the Tannersville to Stroudsburg section is one of them. This stretch of Pocono Creek in Monroe County is 10.6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-IV section. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camping stuff. The starting location is a reasonable drive from East Stroudsburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. No shortage of good hotels, but  
you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Head up to Alpine Mountain and strap some skis to your feet; hiking is a popular thing to do around Pocono Creek; Indian Trail is a great local trail. People from Stroudsburg love to come to Pocono Creek, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Camelback Trail. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Places like Big Pocono State Park are glorious to take a look at. High temperatures at Pocono Creek through the summertime months are in the 70's. Summer nighttime lows drop down to the 50's.

Pocono Creek, Tannersville to Stroudsburg 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 Pocono Creek.
 Whitewater Near Pocono Creek:
Pocono Creek, Monroe County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.6 miles long (Tannersville to Stroudsburg)
Paradise Creek, Monroe County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 7.7 miles long (Keokee Chapel Lane to mouth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Sports, Monroe County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Brodhead Creek, Monroe County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 21.2 miles long (Canadensis to mouth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Raft Center, Monroe County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Martins Creek, Northampton County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Flicksville to mouth)
Wallenpaupack Creek, Wayne County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.8 miles long (Mountainview Road to Ledgedale Road)
Wallenpaupack Creek - East Branch, Pike County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Sawmill Road to mouth)
Bush Kill Creek, Pike/Monroe County, 17 miles away
      Class I-IV - 25 miles long (Pickeral Lake to Bushkill)
Shohola Creek, Pike County, 21 miles away
      Class I-IV - 9.5 miles long (Shohola Falls Park to Mouth)
 Ski Areas Near Pocono Creek:
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 5 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 7 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 8 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Pocono Creek:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Stroudsburg Bartonsville/Poconos, Stroudsburg , 1 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Bartonsville, Stroudsburg , 1 miles away
Howard Johnson Bartonsville/Poconos Area, Bartonsville , 2 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Bartonsville Poconos, Bartonsville , 2 miles away
Flower Field Inn And Cottages, Stroudsburg , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pocono Creek:
Pocono Vacation Park Campground, Stroudsburg, 2 miles away
Cranberry Run Campground, Analomink, 3 miles away
Arrowhead Campground, Stroudsburg, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Pocono Creek:
Indian Trail, Monroe , 6 miles away
Camelback Trail, Monroe , 7 miles away
Burley Inlet Trail, Pike , 15 miles away
Lakeside Trail, Monroe , 15 miles away
Snow Shanty Trail, Pike , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pocono Creek:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 22 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 22 miles away
Big Pocono State Park, Pennsylvania , 7 miles away
Tobyhanna State Park, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away
Gouldsboro State Park, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pocono Creek:
Evergreen Golf Club, Analomink , 3 miles away
Glen Brook Country Club, Stroudsburg , 3 miles away
Cherry Valley Golf Course, Stroudsburg , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Pocono Creek
Zacharias Pond, Monroe , 5 miles away
Leisure Lake, Monroe , 6 miles away
White Heron Lake, Monroe , 9 miles away

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