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Pennsylvania whitewater, Crabtree Creek

Westmoreland county, Crabtree to New Alexandria section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     4.1 miles
  This stretch of Crabtree Creek is 4.1 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Westmoreland County and the water flowing gracefully down Crabtree Creek have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Pennsylvania is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. There are nice comfortable hotels here,
    but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking,
either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Indiana, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There's camping available near Crabtree Creek. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Crabtree Creek is a place with many visitors from
Crabtree. Summer at Crabtree Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 50's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Crabtree Creek are in the 10's. A normal amount of precipitation falls here at Crabtree Creek. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain while February is ordinarily the driest month.

Crabtree Creek, Crabtree to New Alexandria 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 Crabtree Creek.
 Whitewater Near Crabtree Creek:
Crabtree Creek, Westmoreland County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 4.1 miles long (Crabtree to New Alexandria)
Jacobs Creek, Westmoreland County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Acme to Laurelville)
Fourmile Run, Westmoreland County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Route 130 to Loyalhanna Creek at Darlington)
Loyalhanna Creek, Westmoreland County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.4 miles long (Rector to Latrobe)
Sewickley Creek, Westmoreland County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 12 miles long (Yukon to Youghiogheny)
Jacobs Creek, Westmoreland/Fayette County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.1 miles long (Chaintown to Youghiogheny River)
Indian Creek, Fayette County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (Route 381 to Camp Carmel)
Cowanshannock Creek, Armstrong County, 23 miles away
      Class IV - 11 miles long (Greendale to Route 66)
Tubmill Creek, Westmoreland County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.6 miles long (Route 711 to Bolivar)
Laurel Hill Creek, Somerset County, 25 miles away
      Class II+ - 16.2 miles long (Laruel Hill State Park to Ursina)
 Ski Areas Near Crabtree Creek:
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 43 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 72 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 91 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 95 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Beaches Near Crabtree Creek:
Paradise Beach, Armstrong , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Crabtree Creek:
Quality Inn Greensburg, Greensburg , 5 miles away
Super 8 Greensburg, Greensburg , 5 miles away
Ramada Greensburg Hotel And Conference Center, Greensburg , 5 miles away
Rodeway Inn Greensburg, Greensburg , 6 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Latrobe, Latrobe , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crabtree Creek:
Lazy Acres Campground, New Alexandria, 3 miles away
Bush, Saltsburg, 4 miles away
Keystone State Park - Hillside, New Alexandria, 4 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crabtree Creek:
Mannitto Golf Club, New Alexandria , 2 miles away
Totteridge Golf Club, Greensburg , 4 miles away
Rolling Rock Club, Laughlintown , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Crabtree Creek
Barnes Lake, Westmoreland , 17 miles away

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