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Pennsylvania whitewater, Licking Creek

Fulton county, Knobsville to US Route 30 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     8 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Huntingdon, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section of Licking Creek is 8 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The natural
    beauty of Fulton County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river,
and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Licking Creek is in a perfect location in the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains, and you can have a delightful hiking adventure along the Peffer Trail. At Licking Creek you always meet someone from Mc Connellsburg, and going for a hike along the King Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. This river is so wonderful. A common amount of precipitation falls here at Licking Creek. June is the month that gets the most rain, and January is when it's the driest. All through the summer, highs frequently are in the 80's at Licking Creek.

Licking Creek, Knobsville to US Route 30 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 Licking Creek.
 Whitewater Near Licking Creek:
Licking Creek, Fulton County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Knobsville to US Route 30)
Big Cove Creek, Fulton County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (T379 to Licking Creek)
Sideling Hill Creek, Fulton / Huntingdon County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 915 to LR31009)
Great Trough Creek, Huntingdon County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.3 miles long (T370 to Trough Creek State Park)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (CR 9 to Potomac confluence)
Back Creek, Berkeley County, 24 miles away
      Class II(III) - 8 miles long (West Virginia 9 to McCoy's Ferry)
Yellow Creek, Bedford County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.4 miles long (Loysburg to Raystown Branch Juniata River)
Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch, Berkeley/ Morgan County, 27 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.9 miles long (Sleepy Creek Dam to CR9)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 12.3 miles long (CR 13 to CR 9)
Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany / Washington County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Sr 2011 to Potomac river)
 Ski Areas Near Licking Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 81 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 86 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Licking Creek:
Quality Inn Breeze Manor, Breezewood , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Breezewood, Breezewood , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BREEZEWOOD, Breezewood , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN Plaza Inn, Breezewood , 16 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Clear Spring, Clear Spring , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Licking Creek:
Cowans Gap State Park - Camp Area A, Fort Loudon, 6 miles away
Cowans Gap State Park - Camp Area B, Fort Loudon, 6 miles away
Breezewood Campgrounds, Breezewood, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Licking Creek:
Peffer Trail, Fulton , 4 miles away
King Trail, Fulton , 5 miles away
Creek Crossing Trail, Fulton , 5 miles away
Lockard Trail, Fulton , 5 miles away
Richmond Trail, Fulton , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Licking Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 38 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 38 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 32 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Licking Creek:
Whitetail Golf Resort, Mercersburg , 14 miles away
Greencastle Greens Golf Club, Greencastle , 20 miles away

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