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Pennsylvania whitewater, Slate Run

Lycoming county, Picnic area to Pine Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6.3 miles
  The Picnic area to Pine Creek section of Slate Run is 6.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The scenic beauty of Pennsylvania and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.
    If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking,
either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The starting location is a short drive from Lock Haven, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
While staying at Slate Run you could always explore Putt Hollow, and don't leave without going to Leonard Harrison State Park. While you're here at Slate Run you can take a hike along the Slide Hollow Trail, and there are plenty of people from Jersey Mills here at Slate Run. This river is so wonderful. Going for a hike along the Fill Trestle Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. A tremendous site like Ole Bull State Park right next door to Slate Run is too wonderful to leave out.

Slate Run, Picnic area to Pine Creek 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 Slate Run.
 Whitewater Near Slate Run:
Slate Run, Lycoming County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Picnic area to Pine Creek)
Cedar Run, Tioga/Lycoming County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 6.6 miles long (Leetonia to Pine Creek)
Young Womans Creek, Clinton County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 7.4 miles long (LR18020 to Pennsylvania Route 120)
Stony Fork Creek, Tioga County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.2 miles long (State Forest Picnic Area to Babb Creek)
Pine Creek, Tioga County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Ansonia to Blackwell)
Cross Fork, Potter County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 8.8 miles long (T418 Short Run to Pennsylvania Route 144)
Babb Creek, Tioga County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.7 miles long (Lick Run to Pine Creek)
Larrys Creek, Lycoming County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.4 miles long (T786 to US Route 220)
Fishing Creek - Bald Eagle Tributary, Clinton County, 29 miles away
      Class I-III - 31.4 miles long (Loganton to Pennsylvania Route 120)
 Ski Areas Near Slate Run:
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Swain, New York , 55 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 65 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 88 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Holimont, New York , 90 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 91 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near Slate Run:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lock Haven, Lock Haven , 20 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lock Haven, Lock Haven , 20 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Lamar, Mill Hall , 24 miles away
Comfort Inn Mill Hall, Mill Hall , 24 miles away
Quality Inn Milesburg, Milesburg , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Slate Run:
Pettecote Junction Campground, Cedar Run, 6 miles away
Kearse's Campground, Gaines, 10 miles away
Pine Creek Vista Campgrounds, Gaines, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Slate Run:
Fill Trestle Trail, Lycoming , 1 miles away
Slide Hollow Trail, Lycoming , 2 miles away
Black Forest Trail, Lycoming , 2 miles away
Jack Hebrit Trail, Lycoming , 2 miles away
Putt Hollow Trail, Lycoming , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Slate Run:
Leonard Harrison State Park, Pennsylvania , 11 miles away
Ole Bull State Park, Pennsylvania , 13 miles away
Hills Creek State Park, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Slate Run:
Pine Marsh Golf Course, Morris , 15 miles away
Tyoga Country Club, Wellsboro , 19 miles away

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