Musconetcong - Bloomsbury to Delaware River


Musconetcong, New Jersey, US

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Bloomsbury to Delaware River

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)

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Photo taken 08/03/09

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Musconetcong River at outlet of Lake Hopatcong NJ
usgs-01455500 50 - 500 cfs II 00h56m 62.2 cfs (running)
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River Description

Luke Kornbluh contributes:

Ran this section on July 26, 2009 with the Bloomsbury gauge at 1.5 feet. The water was very low but we had some conflicting beta and decided to try it anyway. We scraped over a lot of stuff, but as some in our group were novices without full gear it made an appropriate destination. The mile or so following the second pair of railroad tunnels contains the most action. Experienced whitewater paddlers will be underwhelmed. Although the 200-yard rock garden at the heart of this section would be delightful at higher levels, it is all too short and doesn't justify the long flat sections before and after. It would probably be more accurate to say that this run is Class C to I with maybe two or three very short Class-II drops. This run appears to get none of the traffic of the popular flatwater rivers in the Pine Barrens.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-08-04 00:23:59

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User Comments

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July 14 2017 (315 days ago)
ranc0r37 (159346)
Don't know why the site recommends the gauge at the outlet of Lake Hopatcong NJ. This gauge USGS
01457000 Musconetcong River near Bloomsbury NJ ... well it's in Bloomsbury and as close to the
section this page is about. I ran this today. Discharge:180 cfs Stage:1.79 ft. Would do again at
this level. Scrapped a little. Ran both dams. the one in Bloomsbury and the one top of the gorge.
Run the gorge dam a little right of center, for the smoother part. Its a 20' + slide with a kick at
the end. The fun section is just to the end of the gorge so find a take out closer than the
delaware.
August 3 2009 (3217 days ago)
2312luke (150800)
Ran this section on July 26, 2009 with the Bloomsbury gauge at 1.5 feet. The water was very low but
we had some conflicting beta and decided to try it anyway. We scraped over a lot of stuff, but as
some in our group were novices without full gear it made an appropriate destination. The mile or so
following the second pair of railroad tunnels contains the most action. Experienced whitewater
paddlers will be underwhelmed. Although the 200 yard rock garden at the heart of this section would
be delightful at higher levels it is all too short and doesn't justify the long flat sections
before and after. It would probably be more accurate to say that this run is Class C to I with
maybe two or three very short Class II drops. As for this being a popular New Jersey run it appears
to get none of the traffic of the popular flatwater rivers in the Pine Barrens.


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