LINKS & INFO    paddling & outdoor resource links


Information for paddlers, angling paddlers and outdoor people
in Central Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.


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Water Levels and Weather
   Blue Mountain Outfitters - Stream Gauge Page (with frames)
Blue Mountain Outfitters - Stream Gauge Page (with out frames)- This is the page we use to grab stream gauge readings and weather data before we head out the door with paddle in hand.

   Precipitation Forecast Maps for the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center region.

   Accumulated Rainfall Maps for the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center region.

   Hydrographs for the gauges listed on the Middle Atlantic Forecast Center telephone recording.

   USGS - Susquehanna River at Harrisburg - Current streamflow conditions (graphs)

   USGS - Pennsylvania Streamflow Table - Current streamflow conditions for Pennsylvania

   USGS - Maryland Streamflow Table - Current streamflow conditions

   USGS - West Virginia Streamflow Table - Current streamflow conditions

   USACE - Baltimore District Water Resources Home - Current streamflow conditions and rain gauges

   American Whitewater - PA Gauges - If the USGS Web servers are running real slow, which often happens when it rains, American Whitewater provides the gauge readings, including the USGS graphs.

Launch Site Map
   Paddling.com launch Site Map

Paddling Forums, Message Boards, and Web Sites
   Paddling.net is now Paddling.com - All things paddling. From Buyers' Guides for canoes, kayaks and accessories to articles, classified items, photos, outfitters, dealers and so much more! Very active message boards.

   Northeast Paddlers Message Board - information and communication resource for paddlers in the Northeast Region. Events calendar, message boards, trip reports, paddling articles , and gear reviews.

   Boater Talk - a forum site dedicated to whitewater boating of all kinds.

   Philly Paddler - area paddlesport information and fun stuff.

Fishing and Kayak Angling

   Smallmouths.com - a website guide to fishing for smallmouth bass in lakes, rivers and streams.

   Riversmallies.com - the meeting place for river, stream, and creek smallmouth anglers!

   Tidewater Kayak Anglers Association (TKAA) - dedicated to promoting kayak angling in coastal Virginia and North Carolina.

   PA Fish and Boat Commission - boating and fishing regulatory agency in PA.

   Blue Ridge Kayak Fishing - founded by Jeff Little, provides kayak fishing instruction for anglers of all skill level throughout the Maryland & Virginia areas along the Blue Ridge Mountains.

   Lehigh Valley Kayak Bass Fishing Club - a new club in the Allentown area that's into fishing for smallmouth and large mouth bass from kayaks and canoes. They have an active fishing tournament schedule.

River Trail Information
   Pennsylvania Water Trail Resources - PA Fish & Boat Commission - Index of all the river trails in Pennsylvania. Links to information and maps and more.

   Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers - Advocates for the protection, restoration and enjoyment of our common wealth of water resources, and conducts programs that foster stewardship, communication, leadership and action."

   Susquehanna River Water Trail - Middle Section - (Susquehanna River Trail Association) - 51 miles from Sunbury to Harrisburg. Their mission is to promote environmentally responsible recreation on the Susquehanna River and its islands.

   Susquehanna River Water Trail - West Branch - (Pennsylvania Lumber Heritage Region) - 240 miles from Cherry Tree to Sunbury

   Susquehanna River Water Trail - Lower Section - (Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area) - 52 miles from Harrisburg to Mason-Dixon Line

   Susquehanna Greenway - The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is a leading champion for the Susquehanna River Watershed. We advocate for public and private efforts to connect people with our natural and cultural resources, and promote a sustainable and healthy environment. Links to river trail information

   The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - connects you with the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers through 150 exceptional parks, wildlife refuges, museums, sailing ships, historic communities, trails and more.

   Northern Forest Canoe Trail - links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine.

Paddling Clubs
  
The Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg - Harrisburg area.

   The Conewago Canoe Club - York area.

   The Lancaster Canoe Club - Lancaster
area.

   Monocacy Canoe Club -
Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area.

   Philadelphia Canoe Club - Philadelphia
area.

   Keystone Canoe Club - Reading area.

  
Greater Baltimore Canoe Club - Baltimore, Md. area.

   Canoe Cruisers Association - Greater Washington D.C. area.

   Mason-Dixon Canoe Club - Hagerstown, Md. area.

   Blue Ridge Voyageurs - Washington, DC area.

   West Virginia Wildwater Association - Charlstown, WV area.

   Keel Haulers Canoe Club - Northeast Ohio area. Nice links page and a useful River Ratings Page.

   Benscreek Canoe Club - Westsylvania region of Pennsylvania (near Johnstown).

   Lehigh Valley Canoe Club - Easton/Allentown area.

   Three Rivers Paddling Club- Pittsburgh area.

National Paddling Organizations
   American Canoe Association - The ACA is a great place for all kinds of paddling info!

   American Whitewater - A national organization with a membership of thousands of individual whitewater boating enthusiasts.  Their mission is to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to use them safely.

   Safety Code of American Whitewater: Information you, as a paddler, should know. Includes the International Scale of Whitewater Difficulty.

Conservation Organizations and Information
   American Rivers - River conservation organization.  Stop by and see what's going on throughout the country and in Central PA.

   Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay - The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional nonprofit organization that builds and fosters partnerships to protect and to restore the Bay and its rivers.

   Chesapeake Bay Foundation - working to save a National Treasure.

   National Organization for Rivers - a nonprofit educational organization with the mission of publishing accurate information about the laws pertaining to public access to rivers.

   Water Conservation & The Possibilities - information and links about conserving water put together by the Commercial Capital Training Group and pointed out to us by the studious kids at The Brenham Community Center in Texas - Thanks!

Paddling Magazines
   Sea Kayaker Magazine

   Canoe and Kayak Magazine

   Rapid Magazine

   Adventure Kayak Magazine

   Kayak Angler Magazine

Instruction and Outfitters
   NE PA Kayak School - Northeast PA (Lehigh)

   Valley Mill Kayak School - Darnestown, MD.

   Davey Hearn's Site - everything whitewater racing - for sport, fun and fitness.

   River & Trail Outfitters - Harpers Ferry Area.

   Downriver Canoe Co. - on South Fork of Shenandoah.

   Eden Mill Nature Center - Pylesville, MD

Outdoor Resources
   Appalachian Mountain Club

   Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Project of AMC

Pennsylvania State Parks
   Welcome to Pennsylvania State Parks

   Ohiopyle State Park

   Ohiopyle State Park Campground Map

   Lehigh Gorge State Park

   Gifford Pinchot State Park

Government
   PA Fish and Boat Commission - boating and fishing regulatory agency in PA.

   US Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety.

   Susquehanna River Basin Commission. Susquehanna River Fact Sheet.

General Boating / Paddling Information
   Start Local - Guide to Kayaking

   NRS - Learn Page - some useful paddling, rowing, clothing, and camping information

   The History of Lady Liberty - CBS video on the history of this landmark on the Susquehanna River at the Dauphin Narrows.

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