Nescopeck Creek - PA Route 437 to Susquehanna R.

Nescopeck Creek, Pennsylvania, US


PA Route 437 to Susquehanna R.

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 19.7 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Wapwallopen Creek near Wapwallopen, PA
usgs-01538000 85 - 3000 cfs I-III 00h45m 73.8 cfs (too low)

River Description

Kevin Colburn posted an Access Alert:

The putin to the Nescopeck is on a private dirt road off Route 98 in Drum, PA. During this wet season, the road takes a beating from all the boaters using this putin. A resident has requested that we use the hardtop road, where the bridge is closed, as our putin instead of driving up and down this dirt road. Please pass this on to all boaters who paddle the Nescopeck. And thanks for the courtesy.
Let's be good neighbors.

Gauge correlations above are from the Lehigh Valley Canoe Club, whose message board can be an excellent source for info on current levels in the region.

There's a small pond halfway through this reach, at 41.0483 lat, -75.923 longitude. I bet most paddlers run the stretch above or below the pond.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-08-20 11:47:11

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 24 2018 (237 days ago)
neilgrmn (159994)
Spoke to owner of land by take out. He is very upset that a canoe trailer was parked in the middle
of his field. Please park on side of field next to river and do not go further than the concrete
sections in the field.
April 15 2013 (2102 days ago)
David SuDetails
There is a shorter 2.5mi. Class I-II fun run from Route 93 to the new bridge (under construction as
of 3/20/13) where the Nescopeck crosses under Mill Hill Rd (at the end of Pecora Rd) which gets all
the play shown in the site photos and without strainer per photo (@1.75' on the Wapwallopen gauge).
Parking and access are easy near the construction site. River run map is here: LAND-OWNER ADVISEMENT: as we prepared to put in on the
river-left bank of the Nesco on the upstream side of the bridge over Rt.93, where the obvious
pull-off is, a gentleman claimed it was his property and advised us to put in at another place. The
site is NOT posted. Instead we accessed on the right-bank downstream of the bridge, nearer the
N.Main St. bridge.