Upper Lehigh River - Tannery



Class II

Once the site of the second largest tannery in the US, this rapid is marked by a new bridge across the Lehigh. The upper portion of this rapid (above the bridge) has a ledge on river left, with a kayak slot on the right side of the ledge at higher water. The normal route follows the main current to the right of the ledge.

The lower part of the rapid (below the bridge) has a couple of standing waves in the middle of the river with a large eddy to the right. Watch out for fishermen in this area.


Looking from the rock ledge above the bridge.

Wave at Tannery Bridge, looking upstream.

Satellite Photos

This information is my opinion only
and may not reflect actual conditions.
It is based on my usually hazy memory,
and should not be used to decide whether
you or your guides are qualified to run the river.