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Pennsylvania whitewater, Elk Creek

Erie county, Route 98 to Lake Erie section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     13 miles
  The wonderful Pennsylvania scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The Route 98 to Lake Erie section of Elk Creek in Erie County is 13 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. The starting location is a short drive from Erie, as you can see on the road
    map further down. 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 if you donít have reservations you might
end up sleeping in your car. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camp stove. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Elk Creek you'll probably meet some folks from Girard. Through the warmest time of the year at Elk Creek temperatures are commonly in the 70's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's, and overnight lows all through the winter for Elk Creek tend to be in the 10's. A common amount of precipitation falls here at Elk Creek. The month of September is the wettest with most of the rain while January is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Elk Creek, Route 98 to Lake Erie 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 Elk Creek.
 Whitewater Near Elk Creek:
Elk Creek, Erie County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Route 98 to Lake Erie)
Walnut Creek, Erie County, 8 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6.4 miles long (Millfair Road to Lake Erie)
 Ski Areas Near Elk Creek:
Peek N Peak, New York , 39 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 70 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 80 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 94 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 95 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Elk Creek:
Edinboro Lake Resort, Edinboro , 14 miles away
Perry's Landing Clubhouse, Erie , 15 miles away
John Lampe Marina, Erie , 16 miles away
Lampe Marina Campground, Erie , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Elk Creek:
Four Creeks Bed Breakfast, Girard , 1 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Fairview , 8 miles away
Comfort Suites Edinboro, Edinboro , 11 miles away
Comfort Inn Presque Isle, Erie , 12 miles away
Glass House Inn, Erie , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Elk Creek:
Camp Eriez, Lake City, 2 miles away
Folly's End Campground, Girard, 5 miles away
Camp Notre Dame, Fairview, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Elk Creek:
Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away
Pymatuning State Park, Ohio , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Elk Creek:
Over Lake Golf Course, Girard , 2 miles away
Lake Shore Country Club, Erie , 7 miles away
Kahkwa Club, Erie , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Elk Creek
Conneaut Lake, Crawford , 20 miles away

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