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Difficulty II+
Length 0.25 Miles
Gauge Delaware River at Trenton NJ
Flow Range 2000 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 30 minutes ago 19600 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 11/04/2018 1:59 pm

River Description

The Lambertville Wing Dam is a summer haven for boaters from all paddling circles. Beginners through advanced paddlers enjoy paddling the wing dam when all else is low.

This section will generally be more tolerant of low water than Scudder's.

From Philadelphia
Follow 95 north towards Trenton. Take 1st exit in NJ. Rte 29, Lambertville. Take Rte 29 north for 13 miles to the first traffic light in Lambertville. Take a left at first light, bridge st. Follow bridges street past two lights and over the RR tracks. Take left into Lambertville station parking lot. (restaurant)Follow to the boat ramp, park and put in there. No need to run shuttle, it's park and playable.

Rapid Descriptions


Summary of Gauge Readings

Generally the Wing Dam is runnable and playable at very low summer levels and also at very high levels. Most folks start complaining below 3,000 cfs. This level's fine by me. Max for fun hoggs: about 10,000 cfs.
Also check out the Delaware at Trenton.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Delaware River at Trenton NJ
AW Gauge Info
19600 cfs 00h30m n/a



Directions Description

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2010-03-21 High Fatality Cold Water Read More
1999-05-21 High Fatality High Water Read More
1989-05-21 High Fatality High Water Read More



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Ohiopyle State Park Updates River Regulations

2018-03-30 14:00:00-04
Charlie Walbridge

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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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

2004-01-09 00:00:00-05
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.

Paul Michael


Tony Allred Jr