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Pennsylvania whitewater, Mosquito Creek

Clearfield county, Gifford Run to West Branch Susquehanna section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     9.8 miles
  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 a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The starting point is not too far from DuBois, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number
    of other places. The Gifford Run to West Branch Susquehanna stretch of Mosquito Creek is 9.8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. You might have to settle for a hotel a
bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. The scenic beauty of Pennsylvania and the water flowing gracefully down Mosquito Creek have people coming here. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the  
Gifford Run to West Branch Susquehanna section is one of them. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
What would a site like Mosquito Creek be without interesting nearby traits like Devils Elbow. Mosquito Creek is right by the Number Five Trail, and Dry Draft is another wonderful spot to take a look at close by. This is such a wonderful river. Hiking along the Number Eleven Trail is good fun, and Mosquito Creek is not far at all from Frenchville. Mosquito Creek is a wet location that gets a lot of precipitation.

Mosquito Creek, Gifford Run to West Branch Susquehanna 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 Mosquito Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mosquito Creek:
Mosquito Creek, Clearfield County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.8 miles long (Gifford Run to West Branch Susquehanna)
Moshannon River, Clearfield/Centre County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (Peale Bridge to West Br. Susquehanna River)
Black Moshannon Creek, Centre County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.2 miles long (Black Moshannon State Park to Moshannon Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Mosquito Creek:
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 68 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Holimont, New York , 69 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Swain, New York , 73 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Kissing Bridge, New York , 83 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 90 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Mosquito Creek:
Harbor Inn Philipsburg, Philipsburg , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLEARFIELD, Clearfield , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Clearfield, Clearfield , 16 miles away
Hampton Inn Clearfield, Clearfield , 16 miles away
Super 8 Clearfield, Clearfield , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mosquito Creek:
Woodland Campground, Woodland, 13 miles away
Black Moshannon State Park, Sandy Ridge, 14 miles away
Snow Shoe Park, Snow Shoe, 17 miles away
 Trails Near Mosquito Creek:
Number Five Trail, Clearfield , 2 miles away
Number Eleven Trail, Clearfield , 5 miles away
Brown Trail, Clearfield , 5 miles away
Big Spring Draft Trail, Cameron , 5 miles away
Laurel Swamp Trail, Clearfield , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mosquito Creek:
Sinnemahoning State Park, Pennsylvania , 19 miles away
Sizerville State Park, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away
S.B. Elliott State Park, Pennsylvania , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mosquito Creek:
Emporium Country Club, Emporium , 16 miles away

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