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Pennsylvania whitewater, Cross Fork

Potter county, T418 Short Run to Pennsylvania Route 144 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     8.8 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Lock Haven, as you can see on the road map further down. The average Pennsylvania whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the T418 Short Run to Pennsylvania Route 144 section is one of them. A bit of exercise and just being
    out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The wonderful Pennsylvania scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.
This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling spots. The T418 Short Run to Pennsylvania Route 144 section of Cross Fork in Pennsylvania is 8.8  
miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III section.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Cross Fork you will meet lots of folks from nearby Cross Fork, and the skiing at Ski Denton is delightful. There's fine hiking along the Gravel Lick Trail, and a fine place to pop by is Slip Hollow. This river is so wonderful. Good hiking is available along the Ridge Trail, and Ole Bull State Park is a striking spot any time of year. For the period of the warmest time of the year at Cross Fork highs are frequently in the 70's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 50's.

Cross Fork, T418 Short Run to Pennsylvania Route 144 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cross Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cross Fork:
Cross Fork, Potter County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 8.8 miles long (T418 Short Run to Pennsylvania Route 144)
Young Womans Creek, Clinton County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 7.4 miles long (LR18020 to Pennsylvania Route 120)
Slate Run, Lycoming County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Picnic area to Pine Creek)
Cedar Run, Tioga/Lycoming County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 6.6 miles long (Leetonia to Pine Creek)
Pine Creek, Tioga County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Ansonia to Blackwell)
 Ski Areas Near Cross Fork:
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 13 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Swain, New York , 49 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 68 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 71 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Holimont, New York , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Kissing Bridge, New York , 81 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Cross Fork:
Quality Inn Milesburg, Milesburg , 30 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Wellsville, Wellsville , 32 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lock Haven, Lock Haven , 32 miles away
Best Inn, Wellsville , 32 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lock Haven, Lock Haven , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cross Fork:
Quiet Oaks Campground, Cross Fork, 4 miles away
Cherry Springs State Park, Cross Fork, 7 miles away
Ole Bull State Park, Cross Fork, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Cross Fork:
Ridge Trail, Potter , 1 miles away
Gravel Lick Trail, Potter , 1 miles away
Hollow Ridge Trail, Potter , 2 miles away
Leib Run Trail, Potter , 3 miles away
Twin Sisters Trail, Potter , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cross Fork:
Ole Bull State Park, Pennsylvania , 6 miles away
Sinnemahoning State Park, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away
Leonard Harrison State Park, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cross Fork:
Coudersport Golf Club, Coudersport , 17 miles away

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