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Pennsylvania whitewater, Stonycreek River

Somerset county, Hollsopple to Foustwell section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+(III)     1.7 miles
  This stretch of Stonycreek River is 1.7 miles long and is a class II+(III) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Somerset, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are many good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as
    well. The scenic beauty of Pennsylvania and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here.
If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Pennsylvania you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly about the general
 
area:
Stonycreek River is right by the Roger Mountain Trail; Stonycreek River is not far at all from Hollsopple. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Laurel Highlands Trail. Stonycreek River gets a typical amount of rain. July is the wettest month with most rain; the driest month of the year is February. At Stonycreek River during the summertime highs are in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's, and overnight lows in the 10's for Stonycreek River.

Stonycreek River, Hollsopple to Foustwell 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 II+(III) - 1.7 miles long (Hollsopple to Foustwell)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.6 miles long (Foustwell to Carpenters Park)
Paint Creek, Somerset County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (SR 56 to Stonycreek River)
Roaring Fork, Somerset County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (Rt 160 Bridge to confluence with Shade Creek)
Hinckston Run, Cambria County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.1 miles long (Hinckston Falls Area)
Conemaugh River, Cambria/ Westmoreland County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 25.9 miles long (Johnstown to Torrance)
Shade Creek, Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.6 miles long (Confluence of Dark and Clear Shade to Stony Creek)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 3.4 miles long (Boswell to Reservoir)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 3.62 miles long (SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam)
Dark Shade Creek, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (Rockingham to Clear Shade)
 Ski Areas Near Stonycreek River:
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 46 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 73 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 74 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Stonycreek River:
Quality Inn & Suites Johnstown, Johnstown , 6 miles away
Sleep Inn Johnstown, Johnstown , 6 miles away
Econo Lodge Johnstown, Johnstown , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-DOWNTOWN, Johnstown , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Johnstown PA, Johnstown , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stonycreek River:
Quemahoning Family Recreation Area, Jerome, 4 miles away
Pine Oaks Campground, Friedens, 10 miles away
Woodland Campsites, Somerset, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Stonycreek River:
Laurel Highlands Trail, Westmoreland , 11 miles away
Roger Mountain Trail, Indiana , 11 miles away
Lost Turkey Trail, Somerset , 11 miles away
John P Saylor Trail, Somerset , 11 miles away
Wolf Rocks Trail, Somerset , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stonycreek River:
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stonycreek River:
Richland Greens Golf Center, Johnstown , 5 miles away
North Fork Golf Club, Johnstown , 6 miles away
Oakbrook Golf Course, Stoystown , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Stonycreek River
Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset , 2 miles away
Indian Lake, Somerset , 10 miles away

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