Class III Susquehanna River, PA

Holtwood (Holtwood Dam to Holtwood Road)

The Whitewater Park is located at the base of the old fish ladder along the river-right shore, just upstream of Route 372. The park is activated during scheduled releases in early spring and fall, and the schedule is linked below. American Whitewater worked closely with local paddlers to negotiate construction of the whitewater park as mitigation for excavations and flow impacts to natural whitewater features downstream of the dam. The park features a big extremely fast breaking wave at the top, a strong and dynamic hole in the middle, and a finicky but at times very nice small wave at the outflow of the park. (American Whitewater)

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 2.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Manager Private, Brookfield Renewable
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
Description American Whitewater
River Flow Information

This section of river is dependent on flow being released from an upstream hydropower dam.

The license provides for scheduled recreation flows for whitewater boating. The license also included improvements to public access and constructed whitewater features to make up for those lost to due to hydropower production.(Holtwood, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission P-1881)