Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, US
Flat Rock Dam
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We paddled our kayaks over a 20 ft waterfall/dam illegally on the Schuykill, just upstream of
Philly. You can see the dam from Rt 76. Super fun. That is a record for me and waterfalls. Gotta
lean in towards the dam and brace on which ever side you're leaning your boat. Kinda scary from the
top, but going over the edge felt like going down a body slide at a waterpark. Real smooth. Got it
all on video.
As always, be very careful around dams.
The Philadelphia Canoe Club
to run this legally, which it does often. There are several miles of of Class I-II whitewater from
here to the Belmont Avenue Bridge. Anne's Rock Rapid, which offers good high-water pop-ups, is just
upstream. Then there's another mile of flatwater to the Canoe Club, which is at the junction of
Wissahickon Creek and the Schuylkill. The club is just off Ridge Avenue, before the entrance to the
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Last Updated: 2006-01-29 08:10:21