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Pennsylvania whitewater, Black Moshannon Creek

Centre county, Black Moshannon State Park to Moshannon Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     17.2 miles
  The Black Moshannon State Park to Moshannon Creek section of Black Moshannon Creek in Pennsylvania is 17.2 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from State College, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states,
    so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. If you're a camper you can camp at one of
the great campgrounds nearby. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other places. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The natural beauty of Centre County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. A bit of exercise and just hanging out  
with mother nature have people coming from far and near. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Dry Hollow is a great spot to spend some time at, and do take a hike on the Short Trail. People from Moshannon love to come to Black Moshannon Creek, and you can have a tremendous hiking adventure along the Old Huckleberry Trail. This river is so good. Lots of rainfall falls at Black Moshannon Creek. The wettest month of the year is frequently June, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month of the year is January.

Black Moshannon Creek, Black Moshannon State Park to Moshannon Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Black Moshannon Creek.
 Whitewater Near Black Moshannon Creek:
Moshannon River, Clearfield/Centre County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (Peale Bridge to West Br. Susquehanna River)
Black Moshannon Creek, Centre County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.2 miles long (Black Moshannon State Park to Moshannon Creek)
Mosquito Creek, Clearfield County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.8 miles long (Gifford Run to West Branch Susquehanna)
 Ski Areas Near Black Moshannon Creek:
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 60 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 79 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Swain, New York , 80 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Holimont, New York , 80 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 90 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Black Moshannon Creek:
Harbor Inn Philipsburg, Philipsburg , 12 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites State College, State College , 13 miles away
Toftrees Golf Resort, State College , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites State College PA, State College , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express STATE COLLEGE @WILLIAMSBURG SQ, State College , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Black Moshannon Creek:
Black Moshannon State Park, Sandy Ridge, 3 miles away
Snow Shoe Park, Snow Shoe, 8 miles away
Hemlock Acres Campground, State College, 17 miles away
 Trails Near Black Moshannon Creek:
Short Trail, Centre , 3 miles away
Old Huckleberry Trail, Centre , 3 miles away
Dry Hollow Trail, Centre , 3 miles away
Rattlesnake Trail, Centre , 4 miles away
North Run Trail, Centre , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Black Moshannon Creek:
Sinnemahoning State Park, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away
Sizerville State Park, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away
S.B. Elliott State Park, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black Moshannon Creek:
Tanglwood Golf Course Village, Greentown , 16 miles away
Penn State - Golf Course- Roller Rink, State College , 16 miles away
Centre Hills Country Club, State College , 18 miles away

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