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Pennsylvania whitewater, Chest Creek

Cambria Clearfield county, LR11038 to West Br. Susquehanna River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     34 miles
  The LR11038 to West Br. Susquehanna River section of Chest Creek in Pennsylvania is 34 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Cambria/Clearfield County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting point is not too far from Johnstown, as you can see on the road map further down. There are a few other sections in this river system
    that can be paddled as well. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance
because these hotels fill up quick. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
A splendid place to
pop by near Chest Creek is Driscoll Hollow, and there are plenty of folks from Hastings here at Chest Creek. The yearly rainfall here at Chest Creek is about average. Of all the months in a year June is the one with the most rain, and the driest of the months is January. The warmest time of the year at Chest Creek comes with high temperatures in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 50's. During the winter highs are in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Chest Creek are in the 10's.

Chest Creek, LR11038 to West Br. Susquehanna River 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 Chest Creek.
 Whitewater Near Chest Creek:
Chest Creek, Cambria/Clearfield County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 34 miles long (LR11038 to West Br. Susquehanna River)
Clearfield Creek, Cambria/Clearfield County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 62.2 miles long (Ashville to West Br.Susquehanna River)
Blacklick Creek - South Branch, Cambria County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Route 271 to Vintondale)
Little Conemaugh River, Cambria County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 5.6 miles long (Lilly to Portage)
Little Mahoning Creek, Indiana County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Nashville to Rochester Mills)
Little Conemaugh River, Cambria County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 10.2 miles long (South Fork to Johnstown)
Anderson Creek, Clearfield County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.2 miles long (US Route 322 to West Br. Susquehanna)
Hinckston Run, Cambria County, 25 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.1 miles long (Hinckston Falls Area)
Conemaugh River, Cambria/ Westmoreland County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 25.9 miles long (Johnstown to Torrance)
Paint Creek, Somerset County, 26 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (SR 56 to Stonycreek River)
 Ski Areas Near Chest Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 55 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 76 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 82 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Holimont, New York , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
 Hotels Near Chest Creek:
Red Carpet Inn And Suites, Ebensburg , 13 miles away
Quality Inn Ebensburg, Ebensburg , 13 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites DuBois, DuBois , 22 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Altoona, Altoona , 23 miles away
Best Western Inn & Conference Center, DuBois , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chest Creek:
Living waters Camp, Cherry Tree, 8 miles away
Zimmie's Campground, Fallentimber, 8 miles away
Prince Gallitzin State Park, Coalport, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chest Creek:
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away
S.B. Elliott State Park, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chest Creek:
Chest Ridge Golf Center, Patton , 5 miles away
Ebensburg Country Club, Ebensburg , 11 miles away
Appledale Public Golf Course, Ebensburg , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Chest Creek
Curwensville Lake, Clearfield , 18 miles away

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