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Difficulty I-IV
Length 26.8 Miles
Gauge Lackawanna River at Archbald, PA
Flow Range 100 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 147 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 03/11/2001 8:10 am

River Description

Lat / Longitude data are approximate, from TopoZone.

Rapid Descriptions


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Best levels for this stretch start at 3' (or slightly less) up to about 5', when it starts to get pushy. Surf waves at Mellow Park (Peckville) are friendly at around 3'-4'.

Gage Descriptions

Gage is for Archbald, in the upper parts of this reach. For the lower parts of the reach, check the Old Forge gage.

Directions Description

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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

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.

Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1213561 08/28/19 n/a Swap put-in / take-out locations (take-out is upstream of put-in)
1191413 03/11/01 n/a Swap put-in / take-out locations (take-out is upstream of put-in)