Tohickon Releases scheduled for November 3-4
The Tohickon Creek is a favorite run for many mid-states paddlers. Every Fall and Spring there are 750 cfs releases from Lake Nockamixon on the first weekend of November. The river is about an hour north of Philadelpia and empties into the Delaware River. Water arrives at Ralph Stover Park around 9:00 am; the five miles below here are playful Class III. Most people take several laps down this wonderful creek. The take out is at Point Pleasant Canoe and Tube. The $5 per vehicle parking fee is a fundraiser for the Point Pleasant Fire Department. Paddlers are asked to be patient, as there will be a lot of people on shuttle roads and access points.
Senator Stu Greenleaf, a Philadelphia Canoe Club member and a good paddler back in the day, was the key man in arranging these releases back in 1977. He was also responsible for the current summer release schedule on the Lehigh River. He's been true paddling politician and a good friend of whitewater paddlers his entire career. Paddlers also got support from Doug Hoehn, the park manager, who later became superintendant of Ohiopyle State Park.