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Pennsylvania whitewater, Conemaugh River

Cambria Westmoreland county, Johnstown to Torrance section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     25.9 miles
 
Are you traveling to Johnstown/Somerset region to do some whitewater kayaking.† As a member of the Benscreek Canoe and Kayak club and a native to this area, if you need to know where some of the best rapids can be found and or places for lodging that is kayak freindly, send me an email:† dcberk@yahoo.com Says Dave Berkebile

I live on the Conemaugh and have been canoeing and kayaking here for about 4 years now.† It is mostly a calm
    river but there are a few portions that can test you. The river is pretty much manageable at any time of year but take caution after rains because it can turn into a raging torrent in just a little while.† Also if you are
into fishing their are many good spot all along the river. Bass, trout, carp, perch, Muskie and even pike can all be caught if you talk to any of the locals they will probably lead you in the right direction.† A final note, if you are looking for a place to launch/pull out don't be afraid to talk to a local land owner and ask for permission. Most will say yes or else help you find a good place to go. Says Keith, New Florence

The starting
 
location is a short drive from Indiana, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Pennsylvania and the water flowing gracefully down Conemaugh River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Conemaugh River, Johnstown to Torrance 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 Conemaugh River.
 Whitewater Near Conemaugh River:
Tubmill Creek, Westmoreland County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.6 miles long (Route 711 to Bolivar)
Blacklick Creek, Indiana County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Route 56 to Josephine)
Conemaugh River, Cambria/ Westmoreland County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 25.9 miles long (Johnstown to Torrance)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 3.62 miles long (SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam)
Hinckston Run, Cambria County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.1 miles long (Hinckston Falls Area)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 3.4 miles long (Boswell to Reservoir)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 1.7 miles long (Hollsopple to Foustwell)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.6 miles long (Foustwell to Carpenters Park)
Paint Creek, Somerset County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (SR 56 to Stonycreek River)
Loyalhanna Creek, Westmoreland County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.4 miles long (Rector to Latrobe)
 Ski Areas Near Conemaugh River:
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 13 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 74 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 76 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 85 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Conemaugh River:
Days Inn Blairsville, Blairsville , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-DOWNTOWN, Johnstown , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Johnstown, Johnstown , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Blairsville, Blairsville , 11 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Indiana, Indiana , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Conemaugh River:
Mirror Lake Resort, New Florence, 1 miles away
L and M Campgrounds, Penn Run, 10 miles away
Yellow Creek Campground, Penn Run, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Conemaugh River:
Laurel Highlands Trail, Westmoreland , 6 miles away
Clark Run Trail, Indiana , 6 miles away
Roger Mountain Trail, Indiana , 7 miles away
East End Trail, Somerset , 13 miles away
Spruce Run Trail, Somerset , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Conemaugh River:
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Conemaugh River:
North Fork Golf Club, Johnstown , 8 miles away
Pleasant Valley Golf Course, Vintondale , 9 miles away
Sliding Rock Golf Course, Boswell , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Conemaugh River
Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset , 13 miles away

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