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Raritan Sojourn 2019: South Branch of Raritan River - Flemington to Neshanic Station

Date and Time

Sunday, August 18, 2019, 11:00AM - 6:00PM

Location

Exact details will sent out to one week prior to event to those who register,
New Jersey, Central,
NJ

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Paddle 8 miles on the South Branch of the Raritan River from Flemington to Neshanic Station Township. There will be at least one portage over Rockerfellows Mill Rd. Dam and fun few other ripples along the way. Hopefully, the Bald Eagles will return to their nest for another year. We will pass by a few parks, farmland and several bridges as well. Lunch will be at Old York road in Three Bridges which will be an opportunity for an early out. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. This trip will be postponed or canceled if there is heavy rain, 70% chance or better pending heavy thunderstorms, or water level that is below 4 .0 feet or above 5.5 feet, as per USGS 01397420. Kayaking is an all-weather sport so we will go in the light rain. Your RSVP is REQUIRED at least 2 days before the event. Please call the trip leader after 8 AM on the day of the event to confirm that you are coming and that the trip is on.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $20 member / $20 non-member
*Optional Suggested Donation to the Raritan Headwaters. See https://www.raritanheadwaters.org/paddle/ for more info.

Past participants say...

This is a combined event with: AMC Raritan Headwaters Hunterdon County Canoe (and kayak) Club

Related Link(s):

Raritan Headwaters Association
USGS Water Gauge at Neshanic St.
USGS 01397420 SB Raritan R at Black Point Rd at Neshanic Sta NJ

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

The dope sheet will be supplied to those registered one week prior to the event.

Paddle South Branch

Activities

Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Canoeing

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Open

Difficulty

Not for beginners

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




AMC Flat Water Leader for six years and Bike Leader for one year. Lead multiple trips hiking, biking, and paddling. Have organized several large group events.

Leader