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Pennsylvania whitewater, Loyalsock Creek

Lopez to US 220 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10 miles
  This section of Loyalsock Creek in -blank- County is 10 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Pennsylvania is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The beautiful scenery of -blank- County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.
    A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Lopez to US 220 stretch is one of them. The put-in location
is a short drive from Bloomsburg-Berwick, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the  
river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
The Irish Settlement Trail offers hiking at its best, and you'll possibly meet some folks from Mildred here. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Rock Run Trail, and Worlds End State Park is both great and picturesque. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Through the warmest time of the year, highs regularly are in the 80's at Loyalsock Creek. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Loyalsock Creek.

Loyalsock Creek, Lopez to US 220 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 Loyalsock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Loyalsock Creek:
Loyalsock Creek, -blank- County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Lopez to US 220)
Loyalsock Creek, Sullivan County, 4 miles away
      Class I-IV - 13 miles long (US 220 to Forksville)
Little Loyalsock Creek, Sullivan County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.9 miles long (Dushore to Forksville)
Towanda Creek - South Branch, Bradford County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.6 miles long (New Albany to Susquehanna)
Kitchen Creek, Luzerne County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Route 487 to Route 118)
Mehoopany Creek, Wyoming County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.1 miles long (Stony Brook to Mehoopany)
Elk Creek, Sullivan County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.7 miles long (Lincoln Falls to Loyalsock Creek)
Schrader Creek, Bradford County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.7 miles long (T359 to Towanda Creek)
Bowman Creek, Wyoming County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.2 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 309 to Susquehanna River)
Harveys Creek, Luzerne County, 26 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (SR 1059 to Susquehanna River)
 Ski Areas Near Loyalsock Creek:
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 57 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 70 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Loyalsock Creek:
Eagles Mere Inn, Eagles Mere , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn Towanda, Towanda , 16 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Towanda Wysox, Towanda , 16 miles away
Rodeway Inn Towanda, Towanda , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Towanda Inn, Towanda , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Loyalsock Creek:
Rocky Valley Campground, Dushore, 4 miles away
Pioneer Campground, Laporte, 8 miles away
Acorn Acres, Benton, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Loyalsock Creek:
Irish Settlement Trail, Sullivan , 8 miles away
Rock Run Trail, Sullivan , 9 miles away
Pole Bridge Trail, Sullivan , 9 miles away
Big Timber Spur, Sullivan , 10 miles away
Fox Hollow Spur, Sullivan , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Loyalsock Creek:
Worlds End State Park, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away
Mt. Pisgah State Park, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away
Frances Slocum State Park, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Loyalsock Creek:
Mill Race Golf Course, Benton , 12 miles away
Eagles Mere Country Club, Eagles Mere , 15 miles away
Towanda Country Club, Towanda , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Loyalsock Creek
Sones Pond, Sullivan , 9 miles away
Hunters Lake, Sullivan , 17 miles away
Lake Pinecrest, Luzerne , 17 miles away

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