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Pennsylvania whitewater, Youghiogheny River

Fayette county, Confluence to Ohiopyle section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     10.4 miles
 
The Yough is a fabulous year round class 3-4 run. The loop, the first 1.5 miles of the Lower has 7 rapids to keep anyone thoroughly entertained, then you just walk back to your car. Says Eric Martin

The natural beauty of Pennsylvania and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Confluence to Ohiopyle section of Youghiogheny River is 10.4 miles long and has been determined
    by American Whitewater to be a class II section. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. No
matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The put-in is not too far from Somerset, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Confluence to Ohiopyle section is just one of them. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This stretch has enough mileage  
for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Great Gorge Trail, and during your tour here you'll meet some people from Ohiopyle for sure. If you like skiing, you're in luck; Seven Springs is near Youghiogheny River. Youghiogheny River mostly gets a good deal of precipitation. July is when you get the most rain here while February is frequently the driest month.

Youghiogheny River, Confluence to Ohiopyle 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 Youghiogheny River.
 Whitewater Near Youghiogheny River:
Drake Run, Somerset County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Draketown to Youghiogheny River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Riversports, Somerset County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Beaver Creek, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (LR 26023 to confluence with Meadow Run)
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 10.4 miles long (Confluence to Ohiopyle)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Voyageurs - Outfitters, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 0.25 miles long (Ohiopyle Falls)
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 7.4 miles long (Ohiopyle to Bruner Run)
Whites Creek, Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Listonburg to Casselman River)
Indian Creek, Fayette County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (Route 381 to Camp Carmel)
Meadow Run, Fayette County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 7 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 381 to Youghiogheny River)
 Ski Areas Near Youghiogheny River:
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 13 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 42 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 85 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Youghiogheny River:
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 5 miles away
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Youghiogheny River:
Log Cabin Lodge And Suites, Jones Mills , 14 miles away
Days Inn Donegal, Donegal , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DONEGAL, Donegal , 15 miles away
The Hotel Limpia, Fort Davis , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Youghiogheny River:
Tub Run, Markleysburg, 4 miles away
Ohiopyle State Park - Kentuck Camp Ground, Ohiopyle, 5 miles away
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, Mill Run, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Youghiogheny River:
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 6 miles away
Mile Trail, Fayette , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Youghiogheny River:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Youghiogheny River:
King's Mountain Golf Course, Rockwood , 9 miles away
Donegal Highlands Golf Course, Donegal , 15 miles away
Middlecreek Golf Course, Rockwood , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Youghiogheny River
Cranberry Glade Lake, Somerset , 5 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 16 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 18 miles away

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