Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile
 





GRUMMAN CANOES
FREE SHIPPING on all canoes until May 14
See Paddling.net for great reviews
www.canoeinglife.com
 
Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  Lehigh Advice
  Posted by: Westbrancher on Apr-26-13 7:37 AM (EST)
   Category: Destinations 

Attention Lehigh Rats: I'm looking for advice on the portion of the Lehigh between the Walter Dam and White Haven (open canoe). Gertler includes this stretch with the more well-known portion below White Haven, so it's difficult to distinguish. Is it worth running? Can anyone recommend an outfitter that would run a shuttle on this stretch? I'm having trouble finding anything online other than rafting concerns based in Jim Thorpe.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Touring Sprayskirts

Kayak Sak

Kong Cable

Table of Contents




Messages in this Topic

 

  Never ran that section
  Posted by: pblanc on Apr-26-13 8:50 AM (EST)
although I had friends who had. I was told by them that it only had a couple of Class II rapids on its 6 3/4 mile length. The general consensus seemed to be that if you wanted to do a whitewater run the 9 mile stretch from White Haven to Rockport was much better. I also heard a couple of stories about hostile fishermen.

There is what seems to be a reasonably good description on the American Whitewater site: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/3582/

Note that as of 5 years ago there were access issues for this section. I don't know if that has changed or not. You might consider checking with the Park rangers at Rockport.
 
 
  Never ran it
  Posted by: bluemerle on Apr-26-13 9:02 AM (EST)
I don't know anyone ever talking about that section. You might want to post the question at Lehigh VCC

http://www.lehighvalleycanoeclub.org/

On a release weekend, post on Getting Together & Going Paddling or the LVCC, and someone will probably offer a shuttle for gas $.
 
 
  lehigh
  Posted by: poleplant on Apr-26-13 9:22 AM (EST)
I ran the section from below F Walter Dam to White Haven some years ago. I did it in my 14.5 ft. Prijon Calabria.

I am not an experienced white-water boater by any means. My buddy is however and he " coached " me through. It was mostly class II with maybe a III here and there. AT least this is what my buddy told me. I did a few impromtu fish inspections but came out unscathed.

It was a beautiful scenic paddle with no major problems outside of my incompetence and my bike helmet skull cap.
 
 
  link to lehigh water trail
  Posted by: bushwacker on Apr-26-13 12:55 PM (EST)
http://wildlandspa.org/lrwt/introduction.html

see if this helps
 

Google
 
Web Paddling.net


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us

©2014 Paddling.net Inc.
Paddling.net Sweepstakes Shirt Sale