Local Rivers and Creeks
The Lackawaxen (footnote)
river heads in PA in
Wayne and Pike countries PA.
Ends at its confluence with the Delaware River at Lackawaxen, PA.
| Section || Difficulty || Distance. || Time || Scenery || Page |
| Glen Eyre area to Delaware River || 1+ - 2 ||8 miles? ||3 hrs. || good || 54 |
Can be a fast and exciting run for the experienced paddle when water is being
released from the hydro-electric plant via Lake Wallenpaupack.
Local paddlers paddle the Lackawaxen river on scheduled Friday releases through
out the summer. The river contains sufficient ledges and boulders to make it an
interesting paddle for the intermediate paddler.
In: At Euell Threshman's River Rides pay $5.00 for use of their launch area.
An alternate put in is said to be in the town of Hawley. Perhaps a good run during
Spring run off.
Out: Exit at the Zane Gray Museum off rt. 590 just as it crosses the river
in Lackawaxen. Access off the river is on river right at the confluence.
Hazards: Sudden rises in water due to dam releases can change the nature of this river
very quickly. A trip that starts out at class I can end in class II or better.
Water Conditions: Runnable Spring and after heavy rain. Also runnable on dam releases.
- Difficulty Class:
- 0 = little or no current (beginners).
- 1 = light current (novice paddlers).
- 2 = fast current with small waves (intermediate paddlers).
- 3 = large waves (experienced paddlers only).
- + = plus rocks and boulders to make it more interesting
- * = strainers are likely to be encountered.
- Page: Refers to page number in DeLorme's Pennsylvannia State Atlas &
Revisions: March 2007 June 2008 Feb. 2010