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Pennsylvania whitewater, Slippery Rock Creek

Lawrence county, Kennedy Mill to Eckert's Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     4.7 miles
  The wonderful Lawrence County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting location is a reasonable drive from New Castle, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Pennsylvania is often easier than elsewhere,
    so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This section of Slippery Rock Creek in Pennsylvania is 4.7 miles long and has been rated
as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Kennedy Mill to Eckert's Bridge section is one of them. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whether you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to McConnell's Mill State Park next to Slippery Rock Creek is a tremendous thing to do, and during your trip here you'll meet some people from Portersville for sure. A tour to Moraine State Park when you're here at Slippery Rock Creek is never a bad idea, and Grant City Falls is always fun to check out. This is such a great river. A short spree to Spillway Falls is always worthwhile. From a rain point of view Slippery Rock Creek is a relatively common spot.

Slippery Rock Creek, Kennedy Mill to Eckert's Bridge 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 Slippery Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Slippery Rock Creek:
Muddy Creek - Slippery Rock Tributary, Lawrence County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 0.35 miles long (to Slippery Rock Creek)
Slippery Rock Creek, Lawrence County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.7 miles long (Kennedy Mill to Eckert's Bridge)
Slippery Rock Creek, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Eckert's Bridge to Harris Bridge)
Connoquenessing Creek, Beaver County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Calgon to 2nd treatment plant)
Neshannock Creek, Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Neshannock Gorge)
Big Run, Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Savannah Road to Shenango River)
South Sandy Creek, Vernango County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (State Game Lands # 39 to Pecan)
Scrubgrass Creek, Venango County, 24 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5.25 miles long (Route 308 to Allegheny River)
Pine Creek, Allegheny County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (Allison Park to Etna)
Montour Run, Allegheny County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Enlow to Groveton)
 Ski Areas Near Slippery Rock Creek:
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 65 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 80 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 93 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 96 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 97 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 98 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Slippery Rock Creek:
Davis Hollow Marina, Portersville , 3 miles away
River Rose Marina, New Brighton , 15 miles away
Jeffries Landing, Beaver , 16 miles away
Club Cq Marina, Beaver , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Slippery Rock Creek:
Comfort Inn New Castle, New Castle , 9 miles away
Super 8 New Castle, New Castle , 9 miles away
Monroe Heights Hotel, Grove City , 9 miles away
Super 8 Grove City, Grove City , 9 miles away
Candlewood Suites GROVE CITY - OUTLET CENTER, Mercer , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Slippery Rock Creek:
Cooper's Lake Campground, Slippery Rock, 3 miles away
Bear Run Campground, Portersville, 4 miles away
Lawrence Co Fairgrounds, New Castle, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Slippery Rock Creek:
McConnell's Mill State Park, Pennsylvania , 2 miles away
Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania , 10 miles away
Beaver Creek State Park, Ohio , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Slippery Rock Creek:
Sinking Valley Country Club, Altoona , 6 miles away
Hartmann's Deep Valley Golf Course, Harmony , 7 miles away
Green Meadows Golf Course, Volant , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Slippery Rock Creek
Lake Latonka, Mercer , 16 miles away

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