This generally runs in March or after any very hard rain.
There are a few options for put-ins. I would now suggest putting in onto Guinea Hollow Cr. (on river left, just downstream of the bridge) You should be able to get away with parking along Guinea Hollow Rd.
All of the land along this run is private (except for the section which runs behind Sawmill Elementary Sch.) so be discreet when parking, scouting and accessing the run.
As is generally the rule, try to access where the road is very close to the creek (a few feet) or where a bridge crosses.
Take out (if you want to have one last drop) at the broken dam at McCrea Mill, or (to eliminate the relatively flat last mile) alongside the road on river left, just upstream of a bridge, about a mile upstream of the dam. Just look for an unposted gravel spot along the road, close to the water.
This generally runs in March or after a very hard rain onto damp ground.
The SB Rockaway Creek gauge should be 50
cfs and rising. If it is over 200 and going straight up then you're in for treat.
Secondary Gauge: South Br. Raritan River at High Bridge (USGS # 01396500) should be at 7.6'/460cfs and rising straight up.
On site gauge: River right bridge abutment, upstream side, on Rt. 523 just South of Rt. 78. It should be at 3.8'
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on Rockaway Creek @Mountainville to McCrea Mills
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Rockaway Creek Guide Map
Small Rockaway Creek Guide Map
Onsite gauge for Rockaway CR.
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