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Pennsylvania whitewater, Piney Creek

Somerset county, Little Piney Creek to Boynton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     3.5 miles
 
Little Piney Run is just that little. The water level would only be flotable after some heavy rain. I have seen it scary bad but pretty rare. Beautiful countryside though. Nice little swimming hole known as the ''panther hole'' pretty far up stream. Most of the nearby lnd is posted. Says Lee S

This stretch of Piney Creek in Pennsylvania is 3.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III section of whitewater. The
    beautiful scenery of Somerset County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania are often more forgiving than in other states, so keep
in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The Little Piney Creek to Boynton section is the only paddling section along Piney Creek. This is a pretty short section so no need to bring snacks. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit  
away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're coming from Somerset it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Piney Creek you will meet lots of folks from close by Boynton. Piney Creek is a rather wet place ordinarily with lots of rainfall. May is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month is February. Through the summer months highs here at Piney Creek reach the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Piney Creek.
 Whitewater Near Piney Creek:
Casselman River, Somerset County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.1 miles long (Salisbury to Markleton)
Savage River, Garrett County, 8 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 12.5 miles long (Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir)
Wills Creek, Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 18.7 miles long (Glencoe to Ellerslie)
Georges Creek, Allegany County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Maryland Route 36 to North Branch Potomac River)
Jennings Run, Allegany County, 13 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.5 miles long (Barrelville to Wills Creek)
Casselman River, Garrett County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (MD Route 485 to Salisbury Pennsylvania)
Brush Creek, Somerset County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.2 miles long (Covered Bridge to Wills Creek)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.97 miles long (Shanksville to Mostoller)
Wills Creek, -blank- County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3.5 miles long (Fairhope to Hyndman)
Casselman River, Garrett (MD) Somerset (PA) County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Markleton to Harnedsville)
 Ski Areas Near Piney Creek:
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 22 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 48 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 50 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 54 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 76 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Piney Creek:
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 8 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Frostburg, Frostburg , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn Frostburg MD, Frostburg , 11 miles away
The Belsar Inn, Somerset , 13 miles away
Budget Host Inn Somerset, Somerset , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Piney Creek:
Mason Dixon Campground, Meyersdale, 1 miles away
Savage River State Forest - Blue Lick, Springs, 8 miles away
Savage River State Forest - Elk Lick, Barton, 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Piney Creek:
Piney Run Golf Course, Garrett , 6 miles away
Chetremon Golf Course, Cherry Tree , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Piney Creek
Midland-Gilmore Reservoir, Allegany , 12 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 15 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 15 miles away

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