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Depart from a river launch just feet from route 901. Expect to get wet, don't paddle alone, and don't go in the dark. No real major obstacles anywhere on this stretch of river. There is a 'collapsed' dam 1 mile from the launch, but it poses no risk and is barely a ripple at higher water levels.
Much of the trip is narrow, steep and boulder strewn, with some parts of the river paralleling route 901. Get out at Schuylkill Haven Island Park on Fritz Reed Avenue in Schuylkill Haven. 6.5 mile paddle, 150 vertical feet, you should be able to complete this in under 2 hours with sufficient flow. Class I with scattered Class II.
Touring Kayak Paddles
PFD's (Life Jackets)
Classic Freestanding Rack