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Pennsylvania whitewater, Spring Brook

Lackawanna county, Nesbitt Reservoir to Moosic section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     7 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Scranton—Wilkes-Barre, as you can see on the road map further down. The Nesbitt Reservoir to Moosic stretch of Spring Brook in Lackawanna County is 7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. The wonderful Pennsylvania scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. This stretch is mid length,
    it's perfect for a one day trip. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. There's camping available near Spring Brook. Whitewater rafting and kayaking
spots in Pennsylvania tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to come across some cheerful folks from Moosic here. Lackawanna State Park is a perfect location to stretch your legs a bit, and on a glorious day you can take a hike along the Pinnacle Trail. This river has it all. Places like Frances Slocum State Park are nice to take a look at; there is a tremendous hiking trail nearby called the Refuge Trail. The slopes of Sno Mountain are so inviting noone can resist. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Spring Brook while overnight lows are regularly in the 50's.

Spring Brook, Nesbitt Reservoir to Moosic 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 Spring Brook.
 Whitewater Near Spring Brook:
Spring Brook, Lackawanna County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Nesbitt Reservoir to Moosic)
Lackawanna River, Lackawanna / Luzerne County, 7 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)
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 12 miles away
      Class II(III) - 6.75 miles long (Francis Walters Dam to White Haven)
Lehigh River, Carbon / Lehigh / Northhampton / Monroe County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 82.1 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 435 to Canal Park Allentown)
Whitewater Outfitter - Lehigh Rafting Rentals, Luzerne County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (White Haven to Rockport)
Tunkhannock Creek, Monroe/Carbon County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.4 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 115 to Pennsylvania Route 940)
Middle Creek - Lackawaxen Tributary, Wayne County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (T412 to mouth)
Lehigh River, Carbon County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Rockport to Glen Onoko)
 Ski Areas Near Spring Brook:
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 2 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 22 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Spring Brook:
Sewall Marina, Factoryville , 13 miles away
MT Cobb Boathouse, Lake Ariel , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Spring Brook:
Courtyard Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Scranton , 1 miles away
TownePlace Suites Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Moosic , 1 miles away
SpringHill Suites Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Moosic , 1 miles away
Comfort Suites Scranton, Scranton , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Scranton At Montage Mountain, Scranton , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Spring Brook:
How Kola Camp, Dalton, 10 miles away
Lackawanna State Park, Fleetville, 12 miles away
Highland Campground, Dalton, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Spring Brook:
Pinnacle Trail, Lackawanna , 7 miles away
Refuge Trail, Lackawanna , 7 miles away
Choke Creek Trail, Lackawanna , 9 miles away
Boulder Field Trail, Carbon , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Spring Brook:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 42 miles away
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 42 miles away
Lackawanna State Park, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away
Frances Slocum State Park, Pennsylvania , 13 miles away
Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Spring Brook:
Pine Hills Country Club, Taylor , 3 miles away
Summit Hills Golf Course, Clarks Summit , 8 miles away
Fox Hill Country Club, Pittston , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Spring Brook
Lake Scranton, Lackawanna , 5 miles away
Mountain Lake, Luzerne , 7 miles away
Meadow Run Lake, Luzerne , 10 miles away

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