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.
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: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5891368
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.
If Wapwallopen is running 85 cfs or better, the Nescopeck should be running. In addition, if the Lehigh is 200 cfs or better, you can figure on a good level on the Nescopeck.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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Strainer on the Nescopeck
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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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