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Pennsylvania whitewater, Tohickon Creek

Bucks county, Quakertown to Pennsylvania Route 563 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     4.7 miles
  The natural beauty of Pennsylvania and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Pennsylvania is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The Quakertown to Pennsylvania
    Route 563 stretch of Tohickon Creek in Bucks County is 4.7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-III section. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large
number of good places. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Lodging is available near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great  
attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular place for folks from Richlandtown; you'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Spring Mountain since you're here. If time allows, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a national park worth taking a look at. For the period of the days of summer highs here at Tohickon Creek reach the 80's with overnight lows in the 60's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Tohickon Creek. Tohickon Creek is a wet place that gets a great deal of rain.

Tohickon Creek, Quakertown to Pennsylvania Route 563 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 Tohickon Creek.
 Whitewater Near Tohickon Creek:
Tohickon Creek, Bucks County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.7 miles long (Quakertown to Pennsylvania Route 563)
Unami Creek, Montgomery County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 7.7 miles long (Nursery Road 7334 to mouth)
Tohickon Creek, Bucks County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.8 miles long (Ralph Stover State Park to Point Pleasant)
Whitewater Outfitter - Delaware River Tubing, Hunterdon County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lockatong Creek, Hunterdon County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Right upstream of Idell to Raven Rock Road)
Martins Creek, Northampton County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Flicksville to mouth)
Wickecheoke Creek, Hunterdon County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 14 miles long (Upper Creek Road in Delaware to Covered Bridge)
Delaware River, Hunterdon / Bucks County, 26 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.25 miles long (Lambertville Wing Dam)
French Creek, Chester County, 30 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Route 100 to French Creek Road)
 Ski Areas Near Tohickon Creek:
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 14 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Tohickon Creek:
Duffy's Aqua Marina, Lansdale , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Tohickon Creek:
Best Western Motor Inn, Quakertown , 4 miles away
SpringHill Suites Quakertown, Quakertown , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Quakertown, Quakertown , 8 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Quakertown, Quakertown , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BETHLEHEM, Bethlehem , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tohickon Creek:
Tohickon Family Campground, Quakertown, 1 miles away
Little Red Barn Campgrounds, Quakertown, 2 miles away
Lake Towhee County Park, Kintnersville, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tohickon Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 13 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 45 miles away
Beltzville State Park, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away
Big Pocono State Park, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away
Bellevue State Park, Delaware , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tohickon Creek:
Avalon South, Warren , 4 miles away
Melody Lakes Chip & Putt, Quakertown , 5 miles away
Tumblebrook Golf Course, Coopersburg , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Tohickon Creek
Lake Towhee, Bucks , 3 miles away
Lake Long, Montgomery , 11 miles away
Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery , 14 miles away

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