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Lower Gorge Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Lehigh River

Lower Gorge Info
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Put In:  Rockport
Take Out:  Glen Onoko
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III
Gradient:  24 ft/mi
Run Length:  14.5 miles
Flow Information (phone):  Lehigh Gorge State Park; 717-427-1861
Good Level:  750 to 2,000 cfs 5,000 to 10,000 cfs for experts
Season Comments:  March, April, May
Primary Season:  Special release dates in June and early fall
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Series of Class III rapids and long pools flow through the most scenic part of the gorge.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Lehigh River State Park
Location:  In the Mid-Atlantic (PA), 100 miles Southwest of Harrisburg
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Accessed via paved road 4010 above Black Creek. The paved road 4010 starts out as road# 2055 from I-80 south of White Haven and eventually becomes 4010.

Take-out: Take Route 903 in Jim Thorpe, cross the bridge over the Leghigh and turn left at the sign to Jim Thorpe Rive Adventures. Turn left again at the sign for the access road.

Towns near Lower Gorge Kayaking

Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania
Nesquehoning Pennsylvania

Other Resources

Northeastern Kayak Clubs
  • Apalachian Mountain Club-DVC
  • Benscreek Canoe Club
  • Buck Ridge Ski Club
  • Lehigh Valley Canoe Club
  • Philadelphia Canoe Club
  • Three Rivers Paddling Club