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Pennsylvania whitewater, Stonycreek River

Somerset county, Shanksville to Mostoller section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     3.97 miles
  This stretch of Stonycreek River in Somerset County is 3.97 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The average Pennsylvania whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The beautiful scenery of Pennsylvania and the water flowing gracefully down Stonycreek River
    are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Shanksville to Mostoller section is just
one of many. This is a pretty short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. If you're coming from Somerset it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the  
    page so you won’t get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Old '56' Trail, and lots of folks from Shanksville come here. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Stonycreek River;
  Wolf Rocks Trail is a delightful local trail. All through the days of summer highs here at Stonycreek River get into the 80's; the nighttime is quite cooler of course, regularly in the 50's. Highs through the winter are typically in the 30's; after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Stonycreek River plunge into the 10's. A typical amount of rainfall falls here at Stonycreek River.

Stonycreek River, Shanksville to Mostoller 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 Stonycreek River.
 Whitewater Near Stonycreek River:
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.97 miles long (Shanksville to Mostoller)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 1.7 miles long (Hollsopple to Foustwell)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.6 miles long (Foustwell to Carpenters Park)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 3.4 miles long (Boswell to Reservoir)
Dark Shade Creek, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (Rockingham to Clear Shade)
Shade Creek, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.6 miles long (Confluence of Dark and Clear Shade to Stony Creek)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 3.62 miles long (SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam)
Roaring Fork, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (Rt 160 Bridge to confluence with Shade Creek)
Paint Creek, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (SR 56 to Stonycreek River)
Brush Creek, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.2 miles long (Covered Bridge to Wills Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Stonycreek River:
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 22 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 29 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 60 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 62 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 65 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 66 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 88 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Stonycreek River:
Budget Host Inn Somerset, Somerset , 10 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Somerset, Somerset , 10 miles away
The Belsar Inn, Somerset , 10 miles away
Days Inn Somerset, Somerset , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Somerset, Somerset , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stonycreek River:
Pine Oaks Campground, Friedens, 2 miles away
Woodland Campsites, Somerset, 10 miles away
Hidden Lake Campground, Somerset, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Stonycreek River:
Old '56' Trail, Somerset , 14 miles away
Wolf Rocks Trail, Somerset , 15 miles away
Spruce Run Trail, Somerset , 15 miles away
East End Trail, Somerset , 15 miles away
John P Saylor Trail, Somerset , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stonycreek River:
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stonycreek River:
Northwinds Golf Course, Central City , 5 miles away
Oakbrook Golf Course, Stoystown , 8 miles away
Chetremon Golf Course, Cherry Tree , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Stonycreek River
Indian Lake, Somerset , 5 miles away
Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset , 7 miles away

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