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Whitewater Boating at Ralph Stover State Park

When high water conditions exist, Tohickon Creek offers a challenging course for closed-deck canoes and kayaks. Whitewater craft may be launched in the park. Please do not block parking areas and roadways.

During the end of March and the beginning of November, there are planned whitewater releases from Lake Nockamixon. For information, call Delaware Canal State Park at 610-982-5560.

The creek contains several drop-offs, especially downstream of the High Rocks cliffs. Paddlers should never boat alone. The Tohickon Creek, with its drop-offs, obstructions, and strainers can be very dangerous.

Boat Registration

Non-powered boats that launch in a state park must display one of the following:

  • Boat registration from any state
  • Launching permit from Pennsylvania state parks -- available at most state park offices
  • Launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.

Visit the Safety Code of American Whitewater for useful safety information.