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Pennsylvania whitewater, Mahoning Creek

Armstrong county, McCrea Furnace to Route 66 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     12.5 miles
 
Our family floated the Mahoning last weekend. Fantastic fishing! Thanks Redbank Valley Outfitters for the Kayaks and advise on all the hotspots! Says Clifford J. Colbertson

RV Outfitters has a run from Route 28 to the Allegheny River. We floated it last year, it was a fantastic trip. I would strongly recommend! Says Jack Hayes

My youth group utilized Redbank Valley Outfitters this past summer. The trip was a eleven out of a
    ten. My kids are still talking about it. I would highly reccomend any trip that they are promoting. Make some more T-Shirts Tubby well be back in June! Says Roseita Henry

Our group used Redbank Valley Outfitters several
times this past summer.  We found them to be delightful to work with.  Jeff and Kathy are true professionals and went out of their way to make each trip exciting.  I would and will use them again! Says Bill Cundiff

Outfitter coming Redbank Valley Outfitters Inc. This company will be renting and shuttleing Kayaks by late summer early fall in this area and also the Redbank Creek..  Phone 814-229-3621 Says Jeffrey Wright

The put-in is not
 
too far from Indiana, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The nature scenery of Armstrong County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camping stuff. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Mahoning Creek, McCrea Furnace to Route 66 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Mahoning Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mahoning Creek:
Mahoning Creek, Armstrong County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (McCrea Furnace to Route 66)
Cowanshannock Creek, Armstrong County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 11 miles long (Greendale to Route 66)
Deer Creek, Clarion County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 3.5 miles long (Shippenville to Clarion River)
Canoe Creek, Clarion County, 19 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.5 miles long (I-80 bridge to Clarion River)
Cherry Run, Clarion County, 19 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Lower Cherry Run)
Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary, Butler County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 3.75 miles long (Bruin to Parker)
Little Mahoning Creek, Indiana County, 29 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Nashville to Rochester Mills)
 Ski Areas Near Mahoning Creek:
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 63 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 66 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 71 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Holimont, New York , 83 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 83 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
 Marinas Near Mahoning Creek:
Nautical Mile Marina, Templeton , 9 miles away
Kittanning Marina, Kittanning , 15 miles away
Rosston Eddy Marina, Ford City , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Mahoning Creek:
Paradise Beach, Armstrong , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Mahoning Creek:
Mayfield Inn Clarion, Clarion , 14 miles away
Monroe Heights Clarion, Clarion , 14 miles away
Econo Lodge Clarion, Clarion , 14 miles away
Park Inn By Radisson Clarion, PA, Clarion , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLARION, Clarion , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mahoning Creek:
Redbank Valley Municipal Park, Hawthorn, 6 miles away
Milton Loop Campground, Dayton, 7 miles away
Silver Canoe Campground, Rural Valley, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mahoning Creek:
Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away
Oil Creek State Park, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mahoning Creek:
Clarion Oaks Golf Club, Clarion , 13 miles away
Kittanning Country Club, Kittanning , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Mahoning Creek
Allegheny River Pool Eight, Armstrong , 10 miles away
Allegheny River Pool Nine, Armstrong , 15 miles away

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