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Pennsylvania whitewater, Connoquenessing Creek

Beaver county, Calgon to 2nd treatment plant section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6 miles
 
Just did this stretch of the Connoquenessing Creek today after a fair amount of rain the previous day....TOO fast! Took on water at many of the rapids. Also, the take out by the first or second power station is near impossible!!!!! (June 2017) Says Rich B

For those that enjoyed the stretch above Hamony Junction, PA, the removal of the dam at that location has caused the stream to lose a lot of it's recreational value.  The creek in the section extending
    above Harmony can no longer support canoes - the Wild Waterway Conservancy's (the dam removal owner) intent to put in a canoe boat launch is laughable since there is limited water that is now available for canoeing. Says
Frank

Hi, an update on this trip... the take-out listed seems to be the old hydro plant in Ellwood City. The trail is very overgrown and the road is another three hundred or so yards carry uphill to the road. The better trip is to continue down the Connie to just under the new bridge (5th street) and take out at the old water treatment plant. You can park close to the water (ask first) on the access road and if you park the shuttle
 
vehicle right can see it from the water. This would add only a few more minutes to the trip. There is a new outfitter on the water there too, Keystone Sojourns is opening a shop in Ellport for canoe & kayak rentals and they offer a shuttle service too. Phone # is 724-713-2093. Good paddling, Dave Says Dave McQuaid

If you're coming from New Castle it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Calgon to 2nd treatment plant stretch of Connoquenessing Creek is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater.

Connoquenessing Creek, Calgon to 2nd treatment plant road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Connoquenessing Creek.
 Whitewater Near Connoquenessing Creek:
Connoquenessing Creek, Beaver County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Calgon to 2nd treatment plant)
Big Run, Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Savannah Road to Shenango River)
Slippery Rock Creek, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Eckert's Bridge to Harris Bridge)
Muddy Creek - Slippery Rock Tributary, Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 0.35 miles long (to Slippery Rock Creek)
Slippery Rock Creek, Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.7 miles long (Kennedy Mill to Eckert's Bridge)
Neshannock Creek, Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Neshannock Gorge)
Little Beaver Creek, Columbiana County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Fredricktown to Ohio River)
Montour Run, Allegheny County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Enlow to Groveton)
Little Beaver Creek, Columbiana County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (State Park to Fredericktown)
Pine Creek, Allegheny County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (Allison Park to Etna)
 Ski Areas Near Connoquenessing Creek:
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 73 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 76 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 91 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 91 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 93 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Marinas Near Connoquenessing Creek:
River Rose Marina, New Brighton , 7 miles away
Jeffries Landing, Beaver , 8 miles away
Club Cq Marina, Beaver , 8 miles away
Davis Hollow Marina, Portersville , 10 miles away
Groveton Boat Club, Coraopolis , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Connoquenessing Creek:
Beaver Falls Motel, Beaver Falls , 4 miles away
Park Inn By Radisson Beaver Falls, PA, Beaver Falls , 4 miles away
Super 8 Beaver Falls, Beaver Falls , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn New Castle, New Castle , 7 miles away
Super 8 New Castle, New Castle , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Connoquenessing Creek:
Hart's Content Campground, Beaver Falls, 5 miles away
Rose Point Park Campgrounds, New Castle, 8 miles away
Lawrence Co Fairgrounds, New Castle, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Connoquenessing Creek:
McConnell's Mill State Park, Pennsylvania , 10 miles away
Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away
Beaver Creek State Park, Ohio , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Connoquenessing Creek:
Olde Stonewall Golf Club, Ellwood City , 2 miles away
Del-Mar Golf Course, Wampum , 2 miles away
Stop N Sock Pitch N Putt, New Brighton , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Connoquenessing Creek
Service Creek Reservoir, Beaver , 15 miles away

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