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Whitewater release provides perfect playground for paddling enthusiasts


The Tohickon Creek was dotted with whitewater paddling enthusiasts who turned out for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’s semiannual release of water from Lake Nockamixon March 18-19.

Drawing skilled kayakers, canoeists and occasional rafters from throughout the Northeastern United States, the whitewater releases from the Nockamixon State Park dam provide suitable whitewater boating conditions downstream through Ralph Stover State Park, according to a DCNR news release. Most launch their craft at Ralph Stover State Park, near Pipersville, and travel some four miles along the Tohickon Creek to its junction with the Delaware River at Point Pleasant.

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