The 4.7-mile stretch of river from the Schuylkill River Trail Bridge at RM 58.9 (1.1 mile upstream of Ganshahawny Access) to the mouth of Manatawny Creek (RM 54.2) is free of rapids and typically slow-moving at “Good” or lower water levels. However, higher water levels/flow will make paddling upstream* more difficult. Before heading out, check current water level at USGS gauge #01471510 (Reading): Min. 2.5 ft; Good 3.1 ft.
*NOTE: When paddling out-and-backs on moving water, even slow-moving water, it is recommended that you start out paddling upriver against the current, to test the effort needed. It’s always easier to paddle/float back downstream with the current to the landing.