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Pennsylvania whitewater, East Sandy Creek

Venango county, Van to Allegheny River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+(III)     7 miles
 
Do not try to take this kayaking adventure in the beginning of September, unless you want to walk your boat! Also the ''out'' spot the road is very far from where you can pull your truck in and make sure you have 4 wheel drive. The hill going down into this out spot is steep and rocky. Also at the bottom of hill it is private property! Not a great run this time! Says Kelly

If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Pennsylvania
    you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Venango County and the beautiful way the water current moves
down the stream have people coming here. The Van to Allegheny River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. There's camping available near East Sandy Creek. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Oil City, there's a road  
map further down the page with more info on that. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. Lodging is available near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Cranberry here; a trip to Oil Creek State Park revitalizes the spirit. East Sandy Creek gets much water. The wettest month of the year is regularly July, that's the one that rains the most, and February is the month with the least moisture. All through the long summer days, highs typically are in the 80's at East Sandy Creek; all through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

East Sandy Creek, Van to Allegheny 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 East Sandy Creek.
 Whitewater Near East Sandy Creek:
East Sandy Creek, Venango County, 4 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 7 miles long (Van to Allegheny River)
Mill Creek - Allegheny R. Tributary, Venango County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.75 miles long (Lower Mill Creek)
Scrubgrass Creek, Venango County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5.25 miles long (Route 308 to Allegheny River)
Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary, Butler County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 3.75 miles long (Bruin to Parker)
Cherry Run, Clarion County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Lower Cherry Run)
Canoe Creek, Clarion County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.5 miles long (I-80 bridge to Clarion River)
South Sandy Creek, Vernango County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (State Game Lands # 39 to Pecan)
Deer Creek, Clarion County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 3.5 miles long (Shippenville to Clarion River)
 Ski Areas Near East Sandy Creek:
Peek N Peak, New York , 38 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 62 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Holimont, New York , 86 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 87 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 95 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 96 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near East Sandy Creek:
Days Inn Oil City Conference Center, Oil City , 6 miles away
Super 8 Franklin, Franklin , 7 miles away
Quality Inn & Conference Center, Franklin , 9 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Titusville, Titusville , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Barkeyville, Barkeyville , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near East Sandy Creek:
Marlowe's Scenic River Campground, Kennerdell, 4 miles away
Gaslight Campgrounds, Emlenton, 8 miles away
Two Mile Run County Park, Reno, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near East Sandy Creek:
Oil Creek State Park, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away
Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania , 29 miles away
Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near East Sandy Creek:
Wanango Country Club, Oil City , 5 miles away
Lucky Hills Golf Course & Driving Range, Franklin , 9 miles away
Foxburg Country Club, Foxburg , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near East Sandy Creek
Kahle Lake, Venango , 6 miles away
Polk Dam Lake, Venango , 15 miles away

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