Eastern PA

LedgesNestled in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains; The Lehigh River is only a few hours from New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. It offers several sections of river, each with its own characteristics. Whether it is your first time kayaking or you are working on more advanced skills, the river has something for everyone. It has a forgiving nature allowing for great learning ability. There are plenty of fun surfing spots along with some tricky slot moves. Paddlers can push themselves as hard as they choose on this class two and three playground.

Jim Thorpe, Weatherly, and White Haven are all towns the whitewater sections run through. They rely on the paddlers as well as other forms of tourism as a major economic factor. These are all friendly towns with and abundance of places to eat, drink, and stay before or after your day on the water. The Lehigh also has recreational dam releases from the Francis E. Walter Dam. These releases give paddlers the opportunity to enjoy this classic stretch of whitewater all summer.

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2011 Lehigh River Release dates

February 18th, 2011 Contributed by: joepotoczak

The following are the scheduled dam release dates for the lehigh river courtesy of the Francis E. Walter dam. 

May 14, 28-29; June 11-12, 25-26;
July 9-10, 23-24, 30-31;
August 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28;
September 3-4.

Two important Facebook friends for our area

January 20th, 2011 Contributed by: joepotoczak

The Francis Walter dam is on facebook and they seem to announce what they are up to on a regular basis, as far as releasing water.  http://www.facebook.com/fewalterdam
Another important one is the Port Jervis whitewater park. This is a new project on the delaware and it will be a great place to get updates on their progress.

Glad to be part of the team!

January 6th, 2011 Contributed by: joepotoczak

Organizations like world kayak are great for paddlers because of the ability it gives us to link our small communities with the rest of the spectrum. It also provides an online meeting place to easily find events, post pictures and video, along with finding new paddling partners within your region. I am happy to be a ... Read More →


 

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