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Pennsylvania whitewater, Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary

Butler county, Bruin to Parker section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     3.75 miles
  The scenic beauty of Butler County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The average Pennsylvania whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. This river system has
    a few good paddling stretches and the Bruin to Parker section is one of them. There's camping available near Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short
distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The put-in location is a short drive from Oil City, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This is a somewhat short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. This section of Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary in Butler County is 3.75 miles long and has  
been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II(III) section. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
During your spree to Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary you'll meet some folks from Bruin for sure. Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary sees pretty high levels of precipitation. The wettest month of the year is regularly July, that's the one that rains the most while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. For the duration of the summer, highs mostly are in the 80's at Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary.

Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary, Bruin to Parker road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary:
Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary, Butler County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 3.75 miles long (Bruin to Parker)
Mill Creek - Allegheny R. Tributary, Venango County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.75 miles long (Lower Mill Creek)
Cherry Run, Clarion County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Lower Cherry Run)
East Sandy Creek, Venango County, 14 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 7 miles long (Van to Allegheny River)
Scrubgrass Creek, Venango County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5.25 miles long (Route 308 to Allegheny River)
Canoe Creek, Clarion County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.5 miles long (I-80 bridge to Clarion River)
Deer Creek, Clarion County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 3.5 miles long (Shippenville to Clarion River)
South Sandy Creek, Vernango County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (State Game Lands # 39 to Pecan)
Cowanshannock Creek, Armstrong County, 26 miles away
      Class IV - 11 miles long (Greendale to Route 66)
 Ski Areas Near Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary:
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 52 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 60 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 73 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Holimont, New York , 94 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 95 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
 Marinas Near Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary:
Kittanning Marina, Kittanning , 17 miles away
Nautical Mile Marina, Templeton , 19 miles away
Rosston Eddy Marina, Ford City , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Butler, Butler , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites KITTANNING, Kittanning , 17 miles away
Quality Inn Royle, Kittanning , 18 miles away
Days Inn Butler Conference Center, Butler , 19 miles away
Super 8 Franklin, Franklin , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary:
Gaslight Campgrounds, Emlenton, 6 miles away
Yogi Bear's Camp Of North washington, West Sunbury, 9 miles away
Burnt Ridge Campground, Cowansville, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary:
Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away
Oil Creek State Park, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away
McConnell's Mill State Park, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary:
St Jude Golf Club, Chicora , 5 miles away
Foxburg Country Club, Foxburg , 6 miles away
Stoney Meadow Golf Course, Emlenton , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary
Kahle Lake, Venango , 9 miles away
Allegheny River Pool Nine, Armstrong , 13 miles away
Allegheny River Pool Eight, Armstrong , 18 miles away

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