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Pennsylvania whitewater, Codorus Creek

York county, Pennsylvania Route 24 to Codorus Furnace Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     4.4 miles
 
Approx. 1970. Myself and a friend decided to spend a few hours slowly rafting down the Codorus putting in at My Zion Road. Relaxing and a little dull until we heard the thunder of what we soon discovered was the roar of rapids. The big rock was named Schoolhouse Rock. A wild ride. Had to do it again. Says Michael Landis

Very good intro to whitewater, 7/27/15.  2.47', plenty of action for a novice and a beginning intermediate, class
    II - III, plenty of nice holes, large rocks, last second decision making, creekwide ledges, large waves, nice scenery, large herons. Dirtier, smelly water and air at put-in next to wastewater plant, not pleasant at that
point, but dissipates quickly and improved water quality. Provided plenty of rock n'roll, drops of several feet are numerous, lots of fun. Make sure to use your skirt and PFD, as the likelihood of swamping is pretty high without. A helmet is a good idea, too, as you are likely to be bouncing off large boulders mid-stream. Worth a visit , and in coming back. Says Steve Kos

Tree down 1/2 of a mile from drop in spot. Stay left. Says
 
Steve M

This section of Codorus Creek in York County is 4.4 miles long and has been rated as a class II(III) section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from York-Hanover it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Codorus Creek, Pennsylvania Route 24 to Codorus Furnace Road road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Codorus Creek.
 Whitewater Near Codorus Creek:
Codorus Creek, York County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.4 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 24 to Codorus Furnace Road)
Susquehanna River, York County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Saginaw Railroad Bridge)
Susquehanna River, Lancaster/York County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Marietta to Columbia)
Conewago Creek - East, Lancaster/ Dauphin County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Aberdeen Mills to Hillsdale Road)
Fishing Creek - Susquehanna Tributary, York County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Martinsville to Lake Clarke)
Beaver Creek, York County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Alpine Road to Bull Road)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Graves Run Road to Prettyboy Reservoir)
Deer Creek, Harford County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 43.5 miles long (Bond Road to Susquehanna River)
Little Falls, Baltimore County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Maryland Route 4 to Gunpowder Falls)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Falls Road to Phoenix)
 Ski Areas Near Codorus Creek:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 90 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 91 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 92 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
 Marinas Near Codorus Creek:
Lake Clarke Marina, Wrightsville , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Codorus Creek:
Hampton Inn - York PA, York , 2 miles away
Courtyard York, York , 3 miles away
TownePlace Suites York, York , 3 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, York , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites YORK NE - MARKET STREET, York , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Codorus Creek:
Elizabethtown/Hershey KOA, Elizabethtown, 6 miles away
Indian Rock Campgrounds, York, 8 miles away
Hershey Conewago Campground, Elizabethtown, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Codorus Creek:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 57 miles away
Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont - MD , 57 miles away
Gifford Pinchot State Park, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away
Rocks State Park, Maryland , 26 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Codorus Creek:
Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center, York , 4 miles away
Par -Line Golf Course, Elizabethtown , 7 miles away
Sunset Golf Course, Middletown , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Codorus Creek
Lake Redman, York , 8 miles away
Lake Lehman, York , 16 miles away
Lake Pahagaco, York , 17 miles away

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