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Pennsylvania whitewater, Quemahoning Creek

Somerset county, SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     3.62 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Somerset, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Pennsylvania tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The wonderful Pennsylvania scenery and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile.
    The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near.
The SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam section of Quemahoning Creek in Somerset County is 3.62 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. The SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots  
for that. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
The skiing at The Springs at Laurel Mountain is wonderful, and going for a hike along the Spruce Run Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity. If you're dropping by Quemahoning Creek from Boswell, you won't be the only one, and hiking along the East End Trail is delightful fun. A river like this is too good to miss. A common amount of precipitation falls here at Quemahoning Creek. The wettest month of the year is frequently July, that's the one that rains the most, and February is the month with the least moisture.

Quemahoning Creek, SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam 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 Quemahoning Creek.
 Whitewater Near Quemahoning Creek:
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 3.4 miles long (Boswell to Reservoir)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 3.62 miles long (SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 1.7 miles long (Hollsopple to Foustwell)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.6 miles long (Foustwell to Carpenters Park)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.97 miles long (Shanksville to Mostoller)
Conemaugh River, Cambria/ Westmoreland County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 25.9 miles long (Johnstown to Torrance)
Hinckston Run, Cambria County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.1 miles long (Hinckston Falls Area)
Paint Creek, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (SR 56 to Stonycreek River)
Tubmill Creek, Westmoreland County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.6 miles long (Route 711 to Bolivar)
Roaring Fork, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (Rt 160 Bridge to confluence with Shade Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Quemahoning Creek:
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 10 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 65 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 68 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 73 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Quemahoning Creek:
Baymont Inn & Suites Somerset, Somerset , 9 miles away
Days Inn Somerset, Somerset , 9 miles away
Knights Inn Somerset, Somerset , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Somerset, Somerset , 9 miles away
Quality Inn & Conference Center, Somerset , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Quemahoning Creek:
Quemahoning Family Recreation Area, Jerome, 4 miles away
Woodland Campsites, Somerset, 8 miles away
Pine Oaks Campground, Friedens, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Quemahoning Creek:
East End Trail, Somerset , 8 miles away
Spruce Run Trail, Somerset , 9 miles away
Laurel Highlands Trail, Westmoreland , 12 miles away
Wolf Rocks Trail, Westmoreland , 12 miles away
Roger Mountain Trail, Indiana , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Quemahoning Creek:
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Quemahoning Creek:
Oakbrook Golf Course, Stoystown , 2 miles away
North Fork Golf Club, Johnstown , 6 miles away
Sliding Rock Golf Course, Boswell , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Quemahoning Creek
Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset , 5 miles away
Indian Lake, Somerset , 12 miles away

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