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Pennsylvania whitewater, Canoe Creek

Clarion county, I-80 bridge to Clarion River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The beautiful scenery of Pennsylvania and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. This is a somewhat short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have
    you coming back for more. 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 reasonable drive from Oil City, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Pennsylvania are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
A short trip to Canoe Ripple is always worthwhile, and you'll almost certainly meet some folks from Knox here. A large amount of rain falls at Canoe Creek. The month with most of the rain is July while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. During the days of summer highs here at Canoe Creek reach the 80's while night lows are frequently in the 50's. Highs through the winter are typically in the 30's, and nighttime lows through the winter for Canoe Creek tend to be in the 10's.

Canoe Creek, I-80 bridge to Clarion River 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 Canoe Creek.
 Whitewater Near Canoe Creek:
Canoe Creek, Clarion County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.5 miles long (I-80 bridge to Clarion River)
Cherry Run, Clarion County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Lower Cherry Run)
Deer Creek, Clarion County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 3.5 miles long (Shippenville to Clarion River)
East Sandy Creek, Venango County, 12 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 7 miles long (Van to Allegheny River)
Mill Creek - Allegheny R. Tributary, Venango County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.75 miles long (Lower Mill Creek)
Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary, Butler County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 3.75 miles long (Bruin to Parker)
Mahoning Creek, Armstrong County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (McCrea Furnace to Route 66)
Cowanshannock Creek, Armstrong County, 22 miles away
      Class IV - 11 miles long (Greendale to Route 66)
Scrubgrass Creek, Venango County, 25 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5.25 miles long (Route 308 to Allegheny River)
South Sandy Creek, Vernango County, 30 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (State Game Lands # 39 to Pecan)
 Ski Areas Near Canoe Creek:
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 49 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 62 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 81 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Holimont, New York , 81 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 82 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Marinas Near Canoe Creek:
Nautical Mile Marina, Templeton , 14 miles away
Kittanning Marina, Kittanning , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Canoe Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLARION, Clarion , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Clarion, Clarion , 9 miles away
Comfort Inn Clarion, Clarion , 9 miles away
Monroe Heights Clarion, Clarion , 9 miles away
Econo Lodge Clarion, Clarion , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Canoe Creek:
Wolf's Camping Resort, Knox, 1 miles away
Rustic Acres RV Resort and Campground, Shippenville, 7 miles away
Cherry Run Camp, Rimersburg, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Canoe Creek:
Hunter Run Trail, Forest , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Canoe Creek:
Oil Creek State Park, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away
Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away
Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Canoe Creek:
Hi Level Golf Course, Kossuth , 7 miles away
Foxburg Country Club, Foxburg , 9 miles away
Stoney Meadow Golf Course, Emlenton , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Canoe Creek
Kahle Lake, Venango , 10 miles away
Allegheny River Pool Nine, Armstrong , 12 miles away
Allegheny River Pool Eight, Armstrong , 15 miles away

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