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Kayak / Canoe Upper Delaware
Winding through highlands scenery from Hancock, NY, to just north of Matamoras, PA, the Upper Delaware is a part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Although the river is a unit of the National Park System, almost all land along the river is privately owned. Public river accesses are located for your convenience on both Pennsylvania and New York shorelines. These accesses range from 3 to 20 miles apart along the river and are jointly managed by the National Park Service and the agencies which own the land. The Upper Delaware is the longest free-flowing river in the Northeast. It includes riffles and Class I and II rapids between placid pools and eddies. Its average depth is 4 to 5 feet, but 12- to 18-foot holes are common, and many are even deeper, to 113 feet at Big Eddy, Narrowsburg, NY. The river can rise rapidly after heavy rains and after releases from dams on its tributaries. The Upper Delaware's boating season extends from mid-April through October. The water, even in summer, can be cold enough to cause hypothermia. Boaters and anglers should always be prepared for cold water. We will be Kayaking between Callicoon, NY (Pa access area across the river from Callicoon) to Milanville, PA (Skinners Falls access area). We'll be getting out before the rapids at Skinners Falls. The trip should take approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hrs. I think it’s one of the easiest sections of the river to paddle. We could stop at the Damascus access area which is the ½ way point for a break for anyone needing to use the facilities or needing to stretch their legs. Just about every time I have done this trip, I have seen bald eagles. We will need to leave at least one person's vehicle at Skinners Falls access area and the rest of us could drive to Callicoon which is only about an 8 mile, 12 min drive up the road. When our trip is complete, one person or so would stay with the kayaks/canoe while the others retrieve their cars from Callicoon. I can transport some members for those leaving their vehicles at Skinners falls. All kayaks/canoes need to have the PA Fish & Boat Commission sticker and life vests are also required. Links for more info on the Upper Delaware and boaters safety go to or Overview: Drive time: from Scranton, Pa approx. 1hr Pace: Relaxing Duration : 3-3 1/2 (appox. 8 miles of paddling) Date: Sunday 5/26/18 I will be at Skinners Falls access area from 12pm -4pm. Start Time: approx. 12:30am for paddling in Callicoon, Ny (Pa access area) Note: Very little cell service between Callicoon and Skinners Fall. If you need a rental the link below can help you out. They are located on the river in the same area but on the Ny side of the river from where we will start the trip. They also have a location where we end. Any questions you can txt or call me at 570-850-3400

Lander's River cafe

23A Dorrer Dr · Callicoon, NY

Respond by: 5/26/2018

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