Flat / Moving River Descriptions
Upper Tohickon Creek
Dam Release - swift but mainly flat water, with a rollicking Class II wave train at the end.
Experienced paddlers. Cold weather & water clothing necessary.
Great Egg Harbor River
Weymouth Furnace to Lake Lenape. Fairly easy pine barrens river. Some tricky turns early on, easy middle and Lake Lenape at the end, where, if the the wind is in your face - Hell. If it's at your back - Heaven.
- Batsto-Mullica Loop No Shuttle. Walk from take-out to put-in. Easy sections of Batsto (downstream) and Mullica (upstream).
- Octoraro Creek Class 1+ stream in southern Chester County, PA into Cecil County, MD. Numerous ledge drops, swifts and rock gardens. Gradient: 9 feet per mile. Subsurface rocks can make this a challenging 15 mile run.
- Penn's Creek Mostly open, average current, some pretty scenery, some built-up areas.
- Musconetcong River Fascinating, exciting Class I-II river with ledge drops almost every 50 yards. Very rain dependent, Can be a scrape or a swift run.
- Brandywine Creek Shaw's Bridge Park to Woodlawn Wildife Preserve. Eleven miles of beautiful scenery in a Wyeth painting. Fairly easy paddle with swifts and 3 dams to negotiate. Gradient: 4 feet per mile.
- Middle Schuylkill This is a very pretty part of our home river, cleaner as well. Take out near Valley Forge.
- Mullica River Pine Barrens through several habitats. Water level determines length - long or very long. A Wild and Scenic River.
- Cedar Creek Girl Scout camp to Lanoka Harbor. One of our very favorite rivers. Challenging early on, but most of it is fairly easy, depending on water level. A must for those who have not run it. Average skills.
- Great Egg Harbor River Penny Pot to Weymouth Furnace. Moderately twisty, interesting stream of intermediate length. Paddlers need average or intermediate skills. Lot of swim and snack spots.
- Lake Nockamixon Paddle around the shores of this pretty lake. Practice your paddling skills. Have a picnic. Easy and fun- filled day.
- Oswego River One of the prettiest and easiest streams in the Pine Barrens. Begins on Oswego Lake and ends on Harrisville Pond.
- Maurice River Here it is, with its poison ivy, its many carry-overs, its beauty and its incredible fun. Long trip. Don't make evening plans.
- Westecunk Creek A Little gem of a trip. Begins as a twisty little river but slow, after a great lunch spot, opens up to a marsh, then to open bay. Lots of waterfowl. A challenge.
- Upper Cedar Creek One of the twistiest rivers you'll ever be on. Very pretty stream. A challenge you'll enjoy.
- Batsto River-Upstream Another pretty Pine Barrens river, which we paddle upstream and back down with great stops for swimming.
- Toms River From the edge of the Pine Barrens into a city. Clean and pretty. A long trip but well worth it. Average skills needed.
- The Bechtels Camp and paddle at John and Barbara's new place. Lots of rivers, bays to paddle. Patuxent, Potomac and Chesapeake.
- Family Day at Marsh Creek State Park Come with your kids for a day of paddling and picnicking at Marsh Creek State Park. Pretty Lake. Teach, learn...Fun for all.
- Wading River Very popular river with lots of rentals, noise - yet a great paddle. A pretty river with lots of places to stop including a dam. It's all there. Can be a very long trip.
- West Branch Brandywine Cteek Corcorans Bridge to Shaw's Bridge park. This trip, just under 7 miles, provides a picturesque portrait of a delightful section of rural Chester County. It features swifts, ledge drops and some rock gardens that require maneuvering, but the few rapids are mild. Landmarks include Northbrook Canoe Outfitters and a slice of the King Ranch with its Texas Longhorn cattle. Gradient: 5.27 feet per mile.
- Delaware River (Water Gap) Dingman's Ferry to Kittatinny - This 27 mile section is within the National Recreation Area and is a free-flowing river graced with much scenic beauty. The water is clear and clean with abundant fish and wildlife. The current is swift in places with some class I rapids and ledge drops. Gradient: 1.85 feet per mile. This trip is a two day paddle with camping one night usually at the Hamilton Canoe / Camping Site on the New Jesey side.
- Wading River - Full Moon Trip Hawkin to Evans Bridge - Paddle under the light of the full moon through the pine barrens on an intimate 5.2 mile section of the Wading River. Put-in is at Hawkin Bridge on Tulpehocken Creek after a bumpy night-time drive over sandy Friendship Road. Take-out is at Evans bridge on Route 563. This is a trip you won't soon forget.
- Pennypack Creek Krewstown Road to Rhawn Street - Pennypack Creek is a delightful urban waterway in one of Philadelphia's protected natural areas. This 3.6 mile section is entirely within Pennypack State Park. The creek is a small, low-volume stream dotted with rocks, shallows and swifts. Conventional wisdom suggests the Pennypack is unavigable, but if you don't mind scraping, it is worth the effort. The scenery along the creek is charming with hiking and equestrian trails lining the wooded banks. A 4-foot dam just upstream of Roosevelt Blvd. will have to be carried.
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