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Pennsylvania whitewater, Walnut Creek

Erie county, Millfair Road to Lake Erie section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+(III)     6.4 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Pennsylvania and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The put-in is not too far from Erie, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature
    will make you glad you came. No shortage of good hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is a pretty decent
length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. This section of Walnut Creek in Erie County is 6.4 miles long and has been rated as a class II+(III) section by American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are not so many other good places for that around here. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the
 
general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Fairview here; Presque Isle State Park is a wonderful place to stretch your legs a bit. All through the summer months here at Walnut Creek, high temperatures regularly get into the 70's with overnight lows in the 60's. Throughout the wintertime the highs are frequently in the 30's; after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Walnut Creek sink into the 10's. Walnut Creek gets a typical amount of yearly rain. September is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month of the year is January.

Walnut Creek, Millfair Road to Lake Erie 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 Walnut Creek.
 Whitewater Near Walnut Creek:
Walnut Creek, Erie County, 2 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6.4 miles long (Millfair Road to Lake Erie)
Elk Creek, Erie County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Route 98 to Lake Erie)
Little Scrubgrass, Venango County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Rt 208 Bridge to Allegheny River)
 Ski Areas Near Walnut Creek:
Peek N Peak, New York , 33 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 73 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 77 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Walnut Creek:
Perry's Landing Clubhouse, Erie , 8 miles away
John Lampe Marina, Erie , 9 miles away
Lampe Marina Campground, Erie , 10 miles away
Edinboro Lake Resort, Edinboro , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Walnut Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites, Fairview , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn Presque Isle, Erie , 5 miles away
Glass House Inn, Erie , 5 miles away
Clarion Hotel Lake Erie, Erie , 5 miles away
Rodeway Inn Erie, Erie , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Walnut Creek:
Camp Notre Dame, Fairview, 2 miles away
Hills Family Campground, Fairview, 3 miles away
Erie KOA, Mckean, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Walnut Creek:
Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania , 9 miles away
Pymatuning State Park, Ohio , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Walnut Creek:
Lake Shore Country Club, Erie , 1 miles away
Kahkwa Club, Erie , 1 miles away
Beechwood Golf Course, Fairview , 3 miles away

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