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Pennsylvania whitewater, Brush Creek

Somerset county, Covered Bridge to Wills Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     3.2 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Cumberland, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Brush Creek is 3.2 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are some good sections to paddle in this
    river system, the Covered Bridge to Wills Creek section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. Some
people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The nature scenery of Somerset County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're stopping
by Brush Creek from Fairhope, you won't be the only one, and going for a hike on the Old Mail Trail is always a good adventure. Brush Creek sees pretty high levels of rain. For the duration of the month of May you get the most rain around here, and February is the month with the least moisture. The warmest time of the year at Brush Creek comes with high temperatures in the 70's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 50's. Throughout the wintertime highs are typically in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Brush Creek.

Brush Creek, Covered Bridge to Wills 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 Brush Creek.
 Whitewater Near Brush Creek:
Brush Creek, Somerset County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.2 miles long (Covered Bridge to Wills Creek)
Wills Creek, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3.5 miles long (Fairhope to Hyndman)
Wills Creek, Somerset County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 18.7 miles long (Glencoe to Ellerslie)
Wills Creek, Allegany County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.1 miles long (Ellerslie to North Branch Potomac)
Jennings Run, Allegany County, 8 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.5 miles long (Barrelville to Wills Creek)
Evitts Creek, Bedford (PA) and Allegany (MD) County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (Lake Gordon Dam to Maryland Route 51)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.97 miles long (Shanksville to Mostoller)
Dark Shade Creek, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (Rockingham to Clear Shade)
Piney Creek, Somerset County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Little Piney Creek to Boynton)
Shade Creek, Somerset County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.6 miles long (Confluence of Dark and Clear Shade to Stony Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Brush Creek:
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 29 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 41 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 55 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 59 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 62 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 72 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 77 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Brush Creek:
Hampton Inn Bedford, Bedford , 11 miles away
Ramada Cumberland Downtown, Cumberland , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CUMBERLAND - LA VALE, La Vale , 11 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cumberland, Cumberland , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites LaVale - Cumberland, La Vale , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brush Creek:
Reserve World, Cumberland, 12 miles away
Pine Oaks Campground, Friedens, 13 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Evitts Creek, Wiley Ford, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Brush Creek:
Old Mail Trail, Bedford , 9 miles away
Evitts Mountain Trail, Bedford , 16 miles away
Fair View Trail, Bedford , 16 miles away
Wigfield Trail, Bedford , 17 miles away
Dickens Trail, Bedford , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brush Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 68 miles away
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brush Creek:
Northwinds Golf Course, Central City , 10 miles away
Cumberland Country Club, Cumberland , 12 miles away
Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Flintstone , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Brush Creek
Indian Lake, Somerset , 10 miles away
Lake Gordon, Bedford , 11 miles away
Lake Habeeb, Allegany , 13 miles away

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