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Rockaway River
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July 26, 2004 - 11:43 am
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sorry, forgot to login before i posted…

Does anyone (possiblly from Jersey) paddle the Rockaway? possibly advise on a good put-in / Take out. The American Whitewater site mentions that you risk a run-in with the law if you decide to float out into the res.

any advice, good playspots (are there any?) or anyone who wants to come run it with me?

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July 26, 2004 - 10:40 pm
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I’m from the Denville/Rockaway area, unfortunately I just started kayaking so I’m probably not the guy to go with, but I can tell you that Edward Gertler does a great write-up of the river in "Garden State Canoeing." If you can’t get a copy let me know and I’ll scan the pages and email them to you. The short story is, there’s good spots and not good spots but it depends a lot on the rain. Just from being around I can tell you in my area the water can get waist deep and fast or ankle deep where you can walk across the river like nothing. There’s a lot of factors to consider. Let me know if you need more info, if you go post a trip report if it’s a nice local spot to get out on.

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