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Pennsylvania whitewater, Clearfield Creek

Cambria Clearfield county, Ashville to West Br.Susquehanna River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     62.2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This section of Clearfield Creek in Pennsylvania is 62.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. You can pitch
    a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Now this is a pretty long section, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem
but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from DuBois, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Ashville to West Br.Susquehanna River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The natural beauty of Pennsylvania  
and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Glen Hope here. Clearfield Creek gets a typical amount of precipitation. Through June this area sees the most rain, and the driest month of the year is January. Summertime brings highs in the 70's to Clearfield Creek. Through the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 50's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 20's, and all through the dark hours in the wintertime at Clearfield Creek temperatures sink to the 10's.

Clearfield Creek, Ashville to West Br.Susquehanna 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 Clearfield Creek.
 Whitewater Near Clearfield Creek:
Clearfield Creek, Cambria/Clearfield County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 62.2 miles long (Ashville to West Br.Susquehanna River)
Chest Creek, Cambria/Clearfield County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 34 miles long (LR11038 to West Br. Susquehanna River)
Anderson Creek, Clearfield County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.2 miles long (US Route 322 to West Br. Susquehanna)
Little Conemaugh River, Cambria County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 5.6 miles long (Lilly to Portage)
Mosquito Creek, Clearfield County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.8 miles long (Gifford Run to West Branch Susquehanna)
Blacklick Creek - South Branch, Cambria County, 26 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Route 271 to Vintondale)
Moshannon River, Clearfield/Centre County, 30 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (Peale Bridge to West Br. Susquehanna River)
Black Moshannon Creek, Centre County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.2 miles long (Black Moshannon State Park to Moshannon Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Clearfield Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 66 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 78 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Holimont, New York , 79 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 89 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Clearfield Creek:
Budget Inn Clearfield, Clearfield , 13 miles away
Rodeway Inn Clearfield, Clearfield , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Clearfield, Clearfield , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Clearfield, Clearfield , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLEARFIELD, Clearfield , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clearfield Creek:
Prince Gallitzin State Park, Coalport, 8 miles away
Zimmie's Campground, Fallentimber, 9 miles away
Curwensville Lake Recreation, Clearfield, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Clearfield Creek:
Big Ridge Trail, Clearfield , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clearfield Creek:
S.B. Elliott State Park, Pennsylvania , 20 miles away
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clearfield Creek:
Grandview Golf Course & Restaurant, Curwensville , 10 miles away
Clearfield Curwensville Club, Clearfield , 11 miles away
Tipton Golf Course & Driving Range, Bellwood , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Clearfield Creek
Curwensville Lake, Clearfield , 9 miles away

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