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Pennsylvania whitewater, Youghiogheny River

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

 

CLASS III     7.4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This section of Youghiogheny River in Fayette County is 7.4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. The scenic beauty of Pennsylvania and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. Since you're
    on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance
then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Morgantown, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The Ohiopyle to Bruner Run stretch is one of many paddling  
stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
The skiing at Seven Springs is glorious, and while you're here you can take a hike along the Mile Trail. A cool spot to explore close to Youghiogheny River is Horseshoe Bend, and you'll meet a lot of people from Mill Run here. At this river you will never have a bad time. Jonathan Run Falls is always fun to check out; going for a hike along the Great Gorge Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Sugar Run Falls is a lovely site to explore while you're at Youghiogheny River. Youghiogheny River gets a large amount of water.

Youghiogheny River, Ohiopyle to Bruner Run 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:
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Voyageurs - Outfitters, Fayette County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 7.4 miles long (Ohiopyle to Bruner Run)
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 0.25 miles long (Ohiopyle Falls)
Indian Creek, Fayette County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (Route 381 to Camp Carmel)
Beaver Creek, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (LR 26023 to confluence with Meadow Run)
Meadow Run, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 7 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 381 to Youghiogheny River)
Drake Run, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Draketown to Youghiogheny River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Riversports, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 10.4 miles long (Confluence to Ohiopyle)
Fike Run, Fayette County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.8 miles long (to Gibbon Glade Run)
 Ski Areas Near Youghiogheny River:
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 20 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 46 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 47 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 76 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 86 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Youghiogheny River:
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Youghiogheny River:
The Hotel Limpia, Fort Davis , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MT. PLEASANT - SCOTTDALE, Mount Pleasant , 13 miles away
Days Inn Donegal, Donegal , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DONEGAL, Donegal , 14 miles away
Log Cabin Lodge And Suites, Jones Mills , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Youghiogheny River:
Ohiopyle State Park - Kentuck Camp Ground, Ohiopyle, 1 miles away
Scarlett Knob Campground, Ohiopyle, 3 miles away
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, Mill Run, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Youghiogheny River:
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 2 miles away
Mile Trail, Fayette , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Youghiogheny River:
King's Mountain Golf Course, Rockwood , 12 miles away
Donegal Highlands Golf Course, Donegal , 14 miles away
Norvelt Golf Club, Mount Pleasant , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Youghiogheny River
Cranberry Glade Lake, Somerset , 8 miles away

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