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Difficulty I-III
Length 6.6 Miles
Gauge Lehigh R bl Francis E Walter Res nr White Haven PA
Flow Range 4.40 - 8.40 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 3.9 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 06/20/2018 2:11 pm

River Description

For more information, see Keystone Canoeing by Gertler, E.

Rapid Descriptions


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Gary Gentile
2 years ago

A detailed description of this stream can be found in the "Lehigh River Paddling Guide," which can be purchased online at Scroll down to the appropriate title.

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11 years ago

Put in is under the 115 bridge. Mostly a class III run with the falls at the Bear Creek Road a IV at higher levels. 2 floods over the past few years have washed most of the fallen trees away so the route is more open.

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10 years ago

The way to gauge this is more closely related to the Stoddartsville gauge, it should be over about 400 cfs for Bear Creek to be running.

Summary of Gauge Readings

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Lehigh R bl Francis E Walter Res nr White Haven PA
AW Gauge Info
3.90 ft ℹ️ 01h10m n/a



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Ohiopyle State Park Updates River Regulations

2018-03-30 14:00:00-04
Charlie Walbridge

This past fall American Whitewater met with Ohiopyle State Park managers to discuss possible updates to their whitewater paddling regulations. The first topic was to change the rules governing raft sizes at different water levels to recognize the capabilities of self-bailing rafts. Shorter self-bailing boats will now be allowed to run the river at high water. Some small changes to the regulations will make Ohiopyle Falls more accessible to paddlers. A change in the way the gauge is interpreted should make the falls "legal" on more days. Although whitewater paddlers are only one part of the vast public that visits the park, every effort was made to accommodate them while avoiding user conflicts and safety hazards. Special thanks goes to Ken Bisbee, Ohiopyle State Park Operations Manager and John Hallas, a former Ohiopyle State Park Operations Manager who is now Director of State Parks. Click here to read the updated Ohiopyle River Regulations:

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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

2004-01-09 00:00:00-05
Kevin Colburn

There will be a one day conference on January 31st in eastern Pennsylvania that will address dam removal and rehabilitation in the state and region. It is likely that this very affordable conference would be helpful to paddlers interested in working on dam removal projects in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Registration for the conference is due by January 23rd.

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