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Pennsylvania whitewater, Indian Creek

Fayette county, Route 381 to Camp Carmel section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V)     4.9 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Pennsylvania is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The wonderful Pennsylvania scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting point is not too far from Somerset, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost.
    This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are a few other sections
in this river system that can be paddled as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This stretch of Indian Creek is 4.9 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV(V)  
section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Skiing at Seven Springs is one of those things you just must do, and Indian Creek Gorge is a delightful site to spend some time. Go for a hike on the Great Gorge Trail, and you're sure to encounter some cheerful folks from Mill Run here. This river is a great place to visit. Don't leave Indian Creek without first going for a hike along the Mile Trail. The amount of precipitation that falls at Indian Creek is close to the national average. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain; the driest of the months is February.

Indian Creek, Route 381 to Camp Carmel 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 Indian Creek.
 Whitewater Near Indian Creek:
Indian Creek, Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (Route 381 to Camp Carmel)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Voyageurs - Outfitters, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 7.4 miles long (Ohiopyle to Bruner Run)
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 0.25 miles long (Ohiopyle Falls)
Meadow Run, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 7 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 381 to Youghiogheny River)
Beaver Creek, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (LR 26023 to confluence with Meadow Run)
Jacobs Creek, Westmoreland County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Acme to Laurelville)
Drake Run, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Draketown to Youghiogheny River)
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 10.4 miles long (Confluence to Ohiopyle)
Whitewater Outfitter - Riversports, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Indian Creek:
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 13 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 24 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 50 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 51 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 67 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 79 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 89 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Indian Creek:
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Indian Creek:
The Hotel Limpia, Fort Davis , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MT. PLEASANT - SCOTTDALE, Mount Pleasant , 9 miles away
Days Inn Donegal, Donegal , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DONEGAL, Donegal , 10 miles away
Log Cabin Lodge And Suites, Jones Mills , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Indian Creek:
Mill Run Campground, Mill Run, 2 miles away
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, Mill Run, 2 miles away
Hideaway Campground, Normalville, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Indian Creek:
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 6 miles away
Mile Trail, Fayette , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Indian Creek:
Norvelt Golf Club, Mount Pleasant , 10 miles away
Donegal Highlands Golf Course, Donegal , 10 miles away
Golf & Sports Center, Mount Pleasant , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Indian Creek
Cranberry Glade Lake, Somerset , 9 miles away

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