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Pennsylvania whitewater, Moshannon River

Clearfield Centre county, Peale Bridge to West Br. Susquehanna River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     12.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Pennsylvania and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The starting location is a reasonable drive from State College, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. There's camping available near Moshannon River. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Pennsylvania are easier than the national norm, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding.
    There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting
or kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The Peale Bridge to West Br. Susquehanna River stretch of Moshannon River in Clearfield/Centre County is 12.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and  
pack your sleeping bag.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Drifting come to Moshannon River; hiking is a popular thing to do around Moshannon River; Old Huckleberry Trail is a delightful local trail. The Short Trail offers hiking at its best. Summer brings highs in the 70's to Moshannon River while overnight lows are frequently in the 50's. All through the winter highs are in the 20's, and nighttime lows during the winter for Moshannon River tend to be in the 10's. Moshannon River sees pretty high levels of rainfall. June is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month of the year is January.

Moshannon River, Peale Bridge to West Br. Susquehanna River 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 Moshannon River.
 Whitewater Near Moshannon River:
Moshannon River, Clearfield/Centre County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (Peale Bridge to West Br. Susquehanna River)
Black Moshannon Creek, Centre County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.2 miles long (Black Moshannon State Park to Moshannon Creek)
Mosquito Creek, Clearfield County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.8 miles long (Gifford Run to West Branch Susquehanna)
 Ski Areas Near Moshannon River:
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 76 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Holimont, New York , 77 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Swain, New York , 77 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Kissing Bridge, New York , 91 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Moshannon River:
Harbor Inn Philipsburg, Philipsburg , 12 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites State College, State College , 17 miles away
Toftrees Golf Resort, State College , 17 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites State College PA, State College , 17 miles away
Holiday Inn Express STATE COLLEGE @WILLIAMSBURG SQ, State College , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Moshannon River:
Black Moshannon State Park, Sandy Ridge, 6 miles away
Snow Shoe Park, Snow Shoe, 10 miles away
Woodland Campground, Woodland, 17 miles away
 Trails Near Moshannon River:
Old Huckleberry Trail, Centre , 5 miles away
Short Trail, Centre , 6 miles away
Black Bear Trail, Centre , 7 miles away
Dry Hollow Trail, Centre , 7 miles away
Brown Trail, Clearfield , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Moshannon River:
Sinnemahoning State Park, Pennsylvania , 22 miles away
Sizerville State Park, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away
S.B. Elliott State Park, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Moshannon River:
Tanglwood Golf Course Village, Greentown , 19 miles away
Penn State - Golf Course- Roller Rink, State College , 20 miles away

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