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Pennsylvania whitewater, Loyalsock Creek

Sullivan county, US 220 to Forksville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-IV     13 miles
  The scenic beauty of Sullivan County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Sayre, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The average Pennsylvania whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number
    of rivers in this state are quite easy. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section of Loyalsock Creek is
13 miles long and is a class I-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. The US 220 to Forksville section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of  
paddling spots. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
Loyalsock Creek is right by the Rock Run Trail, and Haystacks is certainly a good place to pop by. Hiking along the Big Timber Spur is tremendous fun, and when you're here it's always fun to go to Worlds End State Park. At this river you will always have a good time. Lots of people from Laporte come to Loyalsock Creek. From a precipitation point of view Loyalsock Creek is a reasonably typical site. The month with most of the rain is June; January is the month with the least moisture.

Loyalsock Creek, US 220 to Forksville 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, Sullivan County, 6 miles away
      Class I-IV - 13 miles long (US 220 to Forksville)
Towanda Creek - South Branch, Bradford County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.6 miles long (New Albany to Susquehanna)
Elk Creek, Sullivan County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.7 miles long (Lincoln Falls to Loyalsock Creek)
Schrader Creek, Bradford County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12.7 miles long (T359 to Towanda Creek)
Little Loyalsock Creek, Sullivan County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.9 miles long (Dushore to Forksville)
Loyalsock Creek, -blank- County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Lopez to US 220)
Kitchen Creek, Luzerne County, 19 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (Route 487 to Route 118)
Mehoopany Creek, Wyoming County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.1 miles long (Stony Brook to Mehoopany)
Miners Run, Lycoming County, 28 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Gorge)
Sugar Creek, Bradford County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (LR08014 to LR0817)
 Ski Areas Near Loyalsock Creek:
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 60 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 60 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 63 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 74 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Loyalsock Creek:
Eagles Mere Inn, Eagles Mere , 5 miles away
Rodeway Inn Towanda, Towanda , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn Towanda, Towanda , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Towanda Inn, Towanda , 17 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Towanda Wysox, Towanda , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Loyalsock Creek:
Worlds End State Park, Forksville, 3 miles away
Pioneer Campground, Laporte, 4 miles away
Rocky Valley Campground, Dushore, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Loyalsock Creek:
Rock Run Trail, Sullivan , 0 miles away
Big Timber Spur, Sullivan , 1 miles away
Crane Spur, Sullivan , 1 miles away
Irish Settlement Trail, Sullivan , 2 miles away
Ash Ridge Spur, Sullivan , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Loyalsock Creek:
Worlds End State Park, Pennsylvania , 3 miles away
Mt. Pisgah State Park, Pennsylvania , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Loyalsock Creek:
Eagles Mere Country Club, Eagles Mere , 6 miles away
Towanda Country Club, Towanda , 16 miles away
Mill Race Golf Course, Benton , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Loyalsock Creek
Sones Pond, Sullivan , 1 miles away
Hunters Lake, Sullivan , 8 miles away

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