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Pennsylvania whitewater, Deer Creek

Clarion county, Shippenville to Clarion River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     3.5 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Oil City, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Deer Creek is 3.5 miles long and is a class I-II(III) section of whitewater
    according to American Whitewater. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve
in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch is short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. 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 rivers. The nature scenery  
of Pennsylvania and the playfulness of the water beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from East Brady here at Deer Creek. Deer Creek generally gets a lot of precipitation. July is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month is February. All through the months of summer highs here at Deer Creek reach the 80's while night lows are typically in the 50's. Throughout the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's, and after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Deer Creek dip into the 10's.

Deer Creek, Shippenville to Clarion 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 Deer Creek.
 Whitewater Near Deer Creek:
Deer Creek, Clarion County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 3.5 miles long (Shippenville to Clarion River)
Canoe Creek, Clarion County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.5 miles long (I-80 bridge to Clarion River)
Cherry Run, Clarion County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Lower Cherry Run)
East Sandy Creek, Venango County, 15 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 7 miles long (Van to Allegheny River)
Mill Creek - Allegheny R. Tributary, Venango County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.75 miles long (Lower Mill Creek)
Mahoning Creek, Armstrong County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (McCrea Furnace to Route 66)
Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary, Butler County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 3.75 miles long (Bruin to Parker)
Cowanshannock Creek, Armstrong County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 11 miles long (Greendale to Route 66)
Scrubgrass Creek, Venango County, 29 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5.25 miles long (Route 308 to Allegheny River)
East Branch Millstone Creek, Elk County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4 miles long (Loleta to Clarion)
 Ski Areas Near Deer Creek:
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 49 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 60 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 60 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Holimont, New York , 78 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 79 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Marinas Near Deer Creek:
Nautical Mile Marina, Templeton , 14 miles away
Kittanning Marina, Kittanning , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Deer Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLARION, Clarion , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn Clarion, Clarion , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Clarion, Clarion , 5 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Clarion, Clarion , 5 miles away
Monroe Heights Clarion, Clarion , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deer Creek:
Rustic Acres RV Resort and Campground, Shippenville, 3 miles away
Wolf's Camping Resort, Knox, 5 miles away
Scenic Riders, Clarion, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Deer Creek:
Hunter Run Trail, Forest , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deer Creek:
Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania , 20 miles away
Oil Creek State Park, Pennsylvania , 22 miles away
Chapman State Park, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deer Creek:
Clarion Oaks Golf Club, Clarion , 8 miles away
Q Golf Course, Clarion , 8 miles away
Hi Level Golf Course, Kossuth , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Deer Creek
Allegheny River Pool Nine, Armstrong , 13 miles away
Kahle Lake, Venango , 14 miles away
Allegheny River Pool Eight, Armstrong , 15 miles away

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