Difficulty II+
Length 0.25 Miles
Gauge Delaware River at Riegelsville
Flow Range 3.00 - 5.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago ~ 4.82 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/02/2019 2:49 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


Gage Descriptions

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.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

Bob Nasdor

Paddlers on the Lehigh River below the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir are concerned that a planned study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will lead to a reduction in whitewater boating opportunities on the Lehigh. The study will evaluate the feasibility of various alternatives to optimize project operation. Aside from the project's authorized primary missions of flood risk management and recreation, the study will also consider water supply and water quality, to identify possible improvements to the existing structure, infrastructure, and operations that will support current and future demands within the region. The Army Corps is holding a public meeting on January 9, 2020 at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven, PA from 6-8 p.m. to explain the study and hear public comments. American Whitewater, Appalachian Mountain Club, and other organizations are expected to file comments with the Army Corps prior to the September 29th deadline in order to share our concerns about the study and potential impacts on boating, the outdoor recreation economy, and the Delaware RIver Basin. We encourage our members to attend the public meeting to voice their concerns.

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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.

Tony Allred Jr


Paul Michael


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1210481 11/04/18 Tony Allred Jr 11-1-2018 - cleanup
1210492 11/04/18 Tony Allred Jr Swap put-in / take-out locations (take-out is upstream of put-in)
1213150 07/02/19 Tony Allred Jr updated image position
1192708 05/16/05 Paul Michael n/a