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Swatara Creek in Pennsylvania

Trip Overview

Put in at Union Deposit access at Swatara Park. River was a little low since there has been very little rain but we never had to get out and portage.

Took a 3 hour trip down and exited off Swatara Creek Road just north of Middletown. Excellent scenery. A few low class rapids along the way to keep things fun.

I will kayak this creek again.


No accommodations so be sure to pack provisions.


PA launch permit



  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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