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Pennsylvania whitewater, Stonycreek River

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

 

CLASS III-IV     4.6 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Somerset, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. This section is long enough to enjoy a
    good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. No shortage of good hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The wonderful Somerset County scenery and the sparkling
of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The Foustwell to Carpenters Park section of Stonycreek River in Pennsylvania is 4.6 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river  
system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Lost Turkey Trail is wonderful fun, and if you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Hollsopple. Have a nice hiking adventure along the John P Saylor Trail. Stonycreek River gets a typical amount of annual rain. Most of the rain falls all through July while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. For the period of the summertime months, highs ordinarily are in the 80's at Stonycreek River. Summer night lows fall down to the 50's. For the period of the winter the highs are generally in the 30's, and nighttime lows at Stonycreek River throughout the wintertime usually fall into the 10's.

Stonycreek River, Foustwell to Carpenters Park 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 - 4.6 miles long (Foustwell to Carpenters Park)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 3 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 1.7 miles long (Hollsopple to Foustwell)
Paint Creek, Somerset County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (SR 56 to Stonycreek River)
Roaring Fork, Somerset County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (Rt 160 Bridge to confluence with Shade Creek)
Hinckston Run, Cambria County, 5 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)
Dark Shade Creek, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (Rockingham to Clear Shade)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 3.4 miles long (Boswell to Reservoir)
Little Conemaugh River, Cambria County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 10.2 miles long (South Fork to Johnstown)
 Ski Areas Near Stonycreek River:
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 19 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 72 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 74 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 75 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Stonycreek River:
Quality Inn & Suites Johnstown, Johnstown , 4 miles away
Sleep Inn Johnstown, Johnstown , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Johnstown PA, Johnstown , 5 miles away
Econo Lodge Johnstown, Johnstown , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-DOWNTOWN, Johnstown , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stonycreek River:
Quemahoning Family Recreation Area, Jerome, 5 miles away
Pine Oaks Campground, Friedens, 11 miles away
Woodland Park, Ebensburg, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Stonycreek River:
Lost Turkey Trail, Somerset , 9 miles away
John P Saylor Trail, Somerset , 10 miles away
Wolf Rocks Trail, Somerset , 10 miles away
Old '56' Trail, Somerset , 10 miles away
Roger Mountain Trail, Indiana , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stonycreek River:
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stonycreek River:
Richland Greens Golf Center, Johnstown , 3 miles away
North Fork Golf Club, Johnstown , 7 miles away
Windber Country Club, Salix , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Stonycreek River
Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset , 4 miles away
Indian Lake, Somerset , 11 miles away

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