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Pennsylvania whitewater, Laurel Hill Creek

Somerset county, Laruel Hill State Park to Ursina section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     16.2 miles
  This stretch of Laurel Hill Creek in Somerset County is 16.2 miles long and has been rated as a class II+ section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Somerset it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking
    here in Pennsylvania are often more forgiving than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your
camping stuff. The nature scenery of Somerset County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. 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. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or  
kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Great Gorge Trail is always a pleasant adventure; a day on the slopes of Seven Springs is just what you need. There are fine sites to explore along the Wolf Rocks Trail; you'll meet a lot of people from Markleton here. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Laurel Hill Creek is a wet place that gets a large amount of rainfall. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain while February is usually the driest month. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Laurel Hill Creek with nighttime lows in the 50's.

Laurel Hill Creek, Laruel Hill State Park to Ursina 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 Laurel Hill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Laurel Hill Creek:
Drake Run, Somerset County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Draketown to Youghiogheny River)
Casselman River, Garrett (MD) Somerset (PA) County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Markleton to Harnedsville)
Whites Creek, Somerset County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Listonburg to Casselman River)
Laurel Hill Creek, Somerset County, 6 miles away
      Class II+ - 16.2 miles long (Laruel Hill State Park to Ursina)
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 10.4 miles long (Confluence to Ohiopyle)
Whitewater Outfitter - Riversports, Somerset County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mill Run, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 8 miles long (Pigs Ear Road to Yough River Lake)
Indian Creek, Fayette County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4.9 miles long (Route 381 to Camp Carmel)
Bear Creek, Garrett County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wilderness Voyageurs - Outfitters, Fayette County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Laurel Hill Creek:
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 6 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 9 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 19 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 46 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 48 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 68 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 88 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Laurel Hill Creek:
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 10 miles away
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Laurel Hill Creek:
Log Cabin Lodge And Suites, Jones Mills , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DONEGAL, Donegal , 12 miles away
Days Inn Donegal, Donegal , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn Somerset, Somerset , 16 miles away
Econo Lodge Somerset, Somerset , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laurel Hill Creek:
Scottyland Camping Resort and RV, Rockwood, 4 miles away
Lost Mountain Campground, Rockwood, 6 miles away
Laurel Hill State Park, Champion, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Laurel Hill Creek:
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 14 miles away
Wolf Rocks Trail, Westmoreland , 14 miles away
Darr Trail, Westmoreland , 15 miles away
Brant Trail, Westmoreland , 15 miles away
Spruce Run Trail, Somerset , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Laurel Hill Creek:
King's Mountain Golf Course, Rockwood , 3 miles away
Middlecreek Golf Course, Rockwood , 6 miles away
Donegal Highlands Golf Course, Donegal , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Laurel Hill Creek
Cranberry Glade Lake, Somerset , 5 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 13 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 17 miles away

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