[ Main ] Educator's Guide
Outreach Initiatives
[ Site Map ]
Geology | Lehigh River Watershed Explorations | Weather | Environmental Issues | Data Collection Activities


40 57' 78 N
75 45' 41 W

Rockport sits 13 miles above Mauch Chunk. It was founded in 1836 by Mr. F.A. Foster after a discovery of coal in the region. From Rockport, coal was transported to market via the canal and river system. Rockport access is the midpoint of the 26 mile Lehigh Gorge State Park. The trail that goes through this state park is the Deleware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Trail. This state park is renown for its white water rafting and recreational activities.

Buck Mountain Creek (Indian Run) is one of four tributaries containing mine drainage entering into the Lehigh River.

View in Google Earth


Video Clip 1 (1.4 MB)

Click on a thumbnail photo to view a full screen image.

Headwaters to Lehigh Gorge | Jim Thorpe to Walnutport | Triechler's to Allentown | Bethlehem to Easton

Curricular Activities | Lehigh River Photojournal | Water Quality | GIS | History | River Exploration | Fast Facts
LEO EnviroSci Inquiry is brought to you by the Lehigh Environmental Initiative at Lehigh University.
Copyright ©2000-2011 Lehigh Environmental Initiative at Lehigh University. All rights reserved.