♦︎♦︎ Flat Rock Dam
DANGER! 20 ft. dam. 40.039670, -75.247148
To continue downriver below Flat Rock Dam, you must portage. For your safety, Pennsylvania law does not allow boat traffic between the buoy line and dam. Consider these three places to start your portage:
A. Long Portage (0.2 mile): Paddle from the Flat Rock Park boat ramp (40.044140,-75.254322) or past Flat Rock Park, if you’re coming from up-river. In about 0.3 mile, start looking for the small opening on RR (40.040895, -75.249096). Take out there and carry your boat up the primitive (sometimes poison-ivy-choked) path to a service road. Turn left onto that service road and follow it to a fork. Bear left at the fork, then go down past the dam and rip-rap slope to the put-in (40.039145, -75.247588).
B. Longer Portage (0.3 mile): If driving to Flat Rock Dam, drop your boat and gear at the gated-and-locked entrance to the service road, at its intersection with River and Hollow Roads (40.041705, -75.250883). Park your vehicle in Flat Rock Park’s lower lot (40.042654, -75.252110), which is closer than the main (boat ramp) lot. Carry from the service road gate to the put-in, as described above.
C. Longest Portage (0.4 mile): Park at Flat Rock Park’s lower lot, carry along River Road to the gated service road, and on to the put-in.
See “Flat Rock Dam Portage Put-In” for re-entry location and guidance. See “Flat Rock Park” for additional parking, amenities, and services information.