Bear Creek - PA Route 115 to Walter Dam

Bear Creek, Pennsylvania, US


PA Route 115 to Walter Dam

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 6.6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 42 fpm

Mark, on Bear Creek

Mark, on Bear Creek
Photo by kevin o taken 10/05/10

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Lehigh R bl Francis E Walter Res nr White Haven PA
usgs-01447800 4.40 - 8.40 ft I-III 01h14m 5.07 ft (running)
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

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

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-10-05 17:18:46

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 2 2016 (629 days ago)
garygentile (156090)
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.
October 27 2008 (3404 days ago)
x (1)
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.
March 14 2008 (3631 days ago)
x (1)
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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