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Pennsylvania whitewater, Big Run

Lawrence county, Savannah Road to Shenango River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     1.5 miles
  This stretch of Big Run in Pennsylvania is 1.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Pennsylvania and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. Big Run doesn't have a lot of paddling sections, the Savannah Road to Shenango River section is the only one. The campgrounds here at Big Run are pretty good. Some people prefer
    whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The
starting point is not too far from New Castle. This stretch is short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Pennsylvania you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy.

Briefly about the general area:
At Big Run you always meet someone from New Castle;
 
when you're here it's always fun to check out McConnell's Mill State Park. Big Run gets a normal amount of rainfall. June is when you get the most rain here, and the driest of the months is February. Summer brings highs in the 80's to Big Run with night lows in the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's with temperatures at Big Run dipping down into the 10's during winter nights.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Big Run.
 Whitewater Near Big Run:
Neshannock Creek, Lawrence County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Neshannock Gorge)
Connoquenessing Creek, Beaver County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Calgon to 2nd treatment plant)
Slippery Rock Creek, Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.7 miles long (Kennedy Mill to Eckert's Bridge)
Muddy Creek - Slippery Rock Tributary, Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 0.35 miles long (to Slippery Rock Creek)
Slippery Rock Creek, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Eckert's Bridge to Harris Bridge)
Little Beaver Creek, Columbiana County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Fredricktown to Ohio River)
Little Beaver Creek, Columbiana County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (State Park to Fredericktown)
Little Beaver Creek, Columbiana County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (Lusk Lock to State Park)
Montour Run, Allegheny County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Enlow to Groveton)
 Ski Areas Near Big Run:
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 70 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 70 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 85 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 86 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 92 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Big Run:
Davis Hollow Marina, Portersville , 14 miles away
River Rose Marina, New Brighton , 14 miles away
Jeffries Landing, Beaver , 15 miles away
Club Cq Marina, Beaver , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Run:
Super 8 New Castle, New Castle , 2 miles away
Comfort Inn New Castle, New Castle , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites New Castle, New Castle , 4 miles away
Beaver Falls Motel, Beaver Falls , 9 miles away
Park Inn By Radisson Beaver Falls, PA, Beaver Falls , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Run:
Rose Point Park Campgrounds, New Castle, 1 miles away
Lawrence Co Fairgrounds, New Castle, 5 miles away
Rocky Springs Campground, Mercer, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Run:
McConnell's Mill State Park, Pennsylvania , 13 miles away
Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania , 20 miles away
Beaver Creek State Park, Ohio , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Run:
Mohawk Trails Golf Course, New Castle , 1 miles away
Sylvan Heights Golf Course, New Castle , 3 miles away
New Castle Country Club, New Castle , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Run
Shenango River Lake, Trumbull , 17 miles away
Lake Latonka, Mercer , 18 miles away

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