Posted by: old_user on Oct-29-08 10:12 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
Hello all. I was just wondering, can you canoe the whole Susquehanna River? I have been doing some research, and so far I have found that there is one section of class III rapids after the spring runoff. Are there any other sections that I should be aware of? Are there any good sites that you can point me to concerning this? I am thinking of attempting this in a little over a year, so I am just trying to figure out what to train for and what to expect in the meantime. Thanks a lot for any input.
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Posted by: c2g on Oct-29-08 11:07 PM (EST)
Use the search tool to search this part of the website. Someone just finished doing the whole Sus. recently.
river trail website & guide book|
Posted by: old_user on Oct-30-08 10:35 AM (EST)
check out this website:
Some have done it: search the web|
Posted by: old_user on Oct-30-08 11:00 AM (EST)
A couple of links (but not the one I remembered):
Thanks for asking this..|
Posted by: old_user on Oct-30-08 11:16 AM (EST)
I'd read about the PNET'r who just completed the whole thing. I think it sounds like an excellent adventure. I e-mailed them for some info- but, I didn't hear back.
Figured you'd hear from Andy|
Posted by: booztalkin on Oct-31-08 10:51 AM (EST)
aka, canoedancing, since in August he told me he was planning to paddle suzy-q end-to-end. I wonder if he is out there now. Try finding one of his posts and sending him a PM.
Posted by: poleplant on Oct-31-08 1:38 PM (EST)
South of Wilkes-Barre as you exit Wyoming Valley you will encounter a series of rapids which normally are not a problem. At certain levels the can be class 2.
Posted by: old_user on Oct-31-08 2:44 PM (EST)
Thanks for all of the help so far! It sounds like it would be a really trip. Hopefully we can make it happen.
Posted by: fmilbourne on Oct-31-08 3:01 PM (EST)
Littlepags, we have a cabin on the Susq. located between the last 2 dams on the river near Lancaster.Two of my neighbors there did the whole thing a few yrs.back. I will try to get you in touch w/them.You can get portage transport from the dam personnel but I believe that is only the ones that have generating stations,and give them at least 24 hrs. notice. more to come...LB Frank
Posted by: DEG on Oct-31-08 9:12 PM (EST)
to do the West Branch too. There's some great mountain scenery east of Clearfield and west of Lock Haven.
I'm just finishing up the river|
Posted by: pa_paddler on Oct-31-08 10:12 PM (EST)
Hello folks. I've been reading paddling.net for over a year now and have yet to post. Everytime someone asks a question everyone beats me to the answer. I think this time I can help. My name is Scott and I live near the river in northeastern Pa. I started planning my river trip over a year ago. I set out the 4th weekend in April, and paddled three weekends in May until my paddling partner bailed on my in Bloomsburg, Pa. I picked back up with the trip, solo, the 2nd weekend in October paddling from Bloomsburg to Clarks Ferry. Last Sunday I paddled from Clarks Ferry to the York Haven Dam. I hope to get out again soon and wrap it up. I've spent a year researching this trip. (Certainly longer than I needed to, but isn't that part of the fun?) Unfortunatly there is not a sinlge, "one stop shop" for information about paddling the entire river. At least I never found anything. I've been collecting information to try to change that. Get a hold of me and I can provide you with a wealth of information. There are detailed maps of nearly the entire river. That water trail site looks good, as do their t-shirts, however they actually only appear to cover the 54 miles between Sunbury and Harrisburg, not the true entire water trail. They do maintain some nice island campsite though. I can show you the maps but you'll definitly want to purchase all of them if you get serious about the trip. Heck, buy them anyway, they're great and the money goes to a good cause. Here's a bunch of links to get you started. There is an annual race from Otsego Lake each year that covers 70 miles. Here's a link that is actaully access points to the river, intended for pit crews, that I found helpful. It has pictures of the dams and portage routes found during that section.
Posted by: pa_paddler on Oct-31-08 10:19 PM (EST)
I forgot to add the link to photos of Dauphin Narrows. (like anyone noticed)
lil' pegs writes:|
Posted by: cD1 on Nov-01-08 7:43 AM (EST)
"I was just wondering, can you canoe the whole Susquehanna River?"
You can paddle the whole Delaware River|
Posted by: old_user on Nov-01-08 3:27 PM (EST)
It's 79 miles, the longest unobstructed river in the east.
Posted by: Headwaters2 on Nov-01-08 6:11 PM (EST)
The Rappahannock is 181 miles unobstructed
Maybe the third longest|
Posted by: scottb on Nov-01-08 7:32 PM (EST)
I recall that the Saint John River in Maine flows for about 200 miles unobstructed to the Grand Falls Dam. The first 120 miles are nearly uninhabited.
Posted by: Just1more on Nov-01-08 8:10 PM (EST)
Didnt know about River Left - went in the middle with my new 16.5ft tempest and not a great paddler - went up on a rock/tipped/many hours and 2 boats attempts(Fire jet boat and Fish and Boat Commission) I was thrown a rope and pulled to an island. Learned many lessons that day. Trust instincts - not strangers - know what you are getting into - carry safety gear in "each" boat.Made the news but not in a good way. It has now made me terrified of fast flowing rivers.
Okay guys, I was just going by NPS|
Posted by: old_user on Nov-01-08 9:41 PM (EST)
information. Maybe it's not the longest, I have not checked it out personally.