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Pennsylvania whitewater, Neshannock Creek

Lawrence county, Neshannock Gorge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     2 miles
  The Neshannock Gorge section of Neshannock Creek in Pennsylvania is 2 miles long and is a class I-II(III) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Pennsylvania tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. If you're coming from New Castle it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you
    can see on the road map further down. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. 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 some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Neshannock Gorge stretch is one of them. The campgrounds here at Neshannock Creek are pretty good. 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. This stretch is short so it's not like you're  
gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The scenic beauty of Lawrence County and the playfulness of the water beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're dropping by Neshannock Creek from New Wilmington, you won't be the only one. A journey to McConnell's Mill State Park when you're here at Neshannock Creek is a great idea. Neshannock Creek gets a normal amount of annual rainfall. The month with most of the rain is June, and February meanwhile is the driest month. All through the summer, highs ordinarily are in the 80's at Neshannock Creek. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 50's.

Neshannock Creek, Neshannock Gorge 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 Neshannock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Neshannock Creek:
Neshannock Creek, Lawrence County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Neshannock Gorge)
Big Run, Lawrence County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Savannah Road to Shenango River)
Slippery Rock Creek, Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.7 miles long (Kennedy Mill to Eckert's Bridge)
Muddy Creek - Slippery Rock Tributary, Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 0.35 miles long (to Slippery Rock Creek)
Slippery Rock Creek, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Eckert's Bridge to Harris Bridge)
Connoquenessing Creek, Beaver County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Calgon to 2nd treatment plant)
Little Beaver Creek, Columbiana County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Fredricktown to Ohio River)
South Sandy Creek, Vernango County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (State Game Lands # 39 to Pecan)
Little Beaver Creek, Columbiana County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (State Park to Fredericktown)
Scrubgrass Creek, Venango County, 30 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5.25 miles long (Route 308 to Allegheny River)
 Ski Areas Near Neshannock Creek:
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 64 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 70 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 87 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 88 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 90 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 92 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 100 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Neshannock Creek:
Davis Hollow Marina, Portersville , 13 miles away
River Rose Marina, New Brighton , 19 miles away
Jeffries Landing, Beaver , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Neshannock Creek:
Super 8 New Castle, New Castle , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn New Castle, New Castle , 5 miles away
The Jacqueline House Of Wilmin, New Castle , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn Mercer, Mercer , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites New Castle, New Castle , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Neshannock Creek:
Lawrence Co Fairgrounds, New Castle, 5 miles away
Rose Point Park Campgrounds, New Castle, 5 miles away
Rocky Springs Campground, Mercer, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Neshannock Creek:
McConnell's Mill State Park, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away
Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania , 19 miles away
Beaver Creek State Park, Ohio , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Neshannock Creek:
New Castle Country Club, New Castle , 5 miles away
Castle Hills, New Castle , 5 miles away
Green Meadows Golf Course, Volant , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Neshannock Creek
Lake Latonka, Mercer , 12 miles away
Shenango River Lake, Trumbull , 15 miles away
Hereford Manor Lake, Beaver , 17 miles away

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