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Pennsylvania whitewater, Bobs Creek

Bedford county, Dunning Creek to 1.7 miles above Pennsylvania Route 869 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     13.1 miles
  This section of Bobs Creek in Bedford County is 13.1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Bedford County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania are often more
    forgiving than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The Dunning Creek to 1.7 miles above Pennsylvania Route 869 section is one of a few paddling sections
in this river system. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Altoona, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
 
    Going for a hike on the Garlick Trail is always a great adventure; you'll meet a lot of people from Osterburg here. Near Bobs Creek you locate the Reservoir Trail which is a great hiking trail, and you'll never forgive yourself
  if you donít go skiing at Blue Knob if you're here. At this river you will never have a bad time. Since you're here at Bobs Creek why not have a look at Sloan Hollow, and a journey to Blue Knob State Park rejuvenates the soul. The high level of rainfall makes Bobs Creek a pretty wet site. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain, and October meanwhile is the driest month.

Bobs Creek, Dunning Creek to 1.7 miles above Pennsylvania Route 869 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 Bobs Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bobs Creek:
Bobs Creek, Bedford County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.1 miles long (Dunning Creek to 1.7 miles above Pennsylvania Route 869)
Yellow Creek, Bedford County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.4 miles long (Loysburg to Raystown Branch Juniata River)
Clear Shade Creek, Somerset County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 5.5 miles long (Crum Road to Shade Creek)
Little Conemaugh River, Cambria County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 5.6 miles long (Lilly to Portage)
Town Creek, Bedford County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Chaneysville to I-68)
Dark Shade Creek, Somerset County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (Rockingham to Clear Shade)
Shade Creek, Somerset County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.6 miles long (Confluence of Dark and Clear Shade to Stony Creek)
Roaring Fork, Somerset County, 20 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (Rt 160 Bridge to confluence with Shade Creek)
Little Conemaugh River, Cambria County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 10.2 miles long (South Fork to Johnstown)
Chest Creek, Cambria/Clearfield County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 34 miles long (LR11038 to West Br. Susquehanna River)
 Ski Areas Near Bobs Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 9 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 65 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 72 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 83 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Bobs Creek:
Travelodge Bedford, Bedford , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Bedford, Bedford , 5 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Bedford, Bedford , 5 miles away
Rodeway Inn Bedford, Bedford , 5 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Bedford, Bedford , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bobs Creek:
Bethel Park Campgrounds, Bedford County, 1 miles away
Friendship Village, Bedford, 5 miles away
Shawnee Sleepy Hollow Campground, Schellsburg, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Bobs Creek:
Reservoir Trail, Bedford , 14 miles away
Garlick Trail, Bedford , 15 miles away
Old '56' Trail, Somerset , 15 miles away
Wolf Rocks Trail, Somerset , 15 miles away
Fair View Trail, Bedford , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bobs Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 67 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 67 miles away
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 8 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bobs Creek:
King Valley Golf Club, Imler , 7 miles away
Bedford Elks Lodge, Bedford , 8 miles away
Elks Lodge, Bedford , 8 miles away

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