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Pennsylvania whitewater, Quemahoning Creek

Somerset county, Boswell to Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     3.4 miles
  The Boswell to Reservoir section of Quemahoning Creek in Pennsylvania is 3.4 miles long and has been rated as a class III section by American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so better not forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are
    lots of good places for that around here. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The starting point is not too far from Somerset, as
you can see on the road map further down. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The nature scenery of Somerset County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section is quite short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and  

Briefly about the general area:
Quemahoning Creek is right by the East End Trail, and during your spree here you'll meet some people from Boswell for sure. A day on the slopes of The Springs at Laurel Mountain is just what you need, and do take a hike on the Spruce Run Trail. This river is always fun. All through the warm months, highs mostly are in the 80's at Quemahoning Creek. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's; night lows at Quemahoning Creek during the wintertime mostly fall into the 10's. Quemahoning Creek is a good place of common rain.

Quemahoning Creek, Boswell to Reservoir 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 Quemahoning Creek.
 Whitewater Near Quemahoning Creek:
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 3.4 miles long (Boswell to Reservoir)
Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 3.62 miles long (SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 6 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 1.7 miles long (Hollsopple to Foustwell)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.6 miles long (Foustwell to Carpenters Park)
Stonycreek River, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.97 miles long (Shanksville to Mostoller)
Conemaugh River, Cambria/ Westmoreland County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 25.9 miles long (Johnstown to Torrance)
Hinckston Run, Cambria County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.1 miles long (Hinckston Falls Area)
Paint Creek, Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (SR 56 to Stonycreek River)
Roaring Fork, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (Rt 160 Bridge to confluence with Shade Creek)
Tubmill Creek, Westmoreland County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.6 miles long (Route 711 to Bolivar)
 Ski Areas Near Quemahoning Creek:
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 11 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 21 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 65 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 68 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 73 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 92 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Quemahoning Creek:
Super 8 Somerset, Somerset , 9 miles away
Days Inn Somerset, Somerset , 9 miles away
Budget Host Inn Somerset, Somerset , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Somerset, Somerset , 9 miles away
Quality Inn & Conference Center, Somerset , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Quemahoning Creek:
Quemahoning Family Recreation Area, Jerome, 3 miles away
Pine Oaks Campground, Friedens, 8 miles away
Woodland Campsites, Somerset, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Quemahoning Creek:
East End Trail, Somerset , 9 miles away
Spruce Run Trail, Somerset , 9 miles away
Laurel Highlands Trail, Westmoreland , 12 miles away
Wolf Rocks Trail, Westmoreland , 13 miles away
Roger Mountain Trail, Indiana , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Quemahoning Creek:
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Quemahoning Creek:
Oakbrook Golf Course, Stoystown , 2 miles away
North Fork Golf Club, Johnstown , 6 miles away
Chetremon Golf Course, Cherry Tree , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Quemahoning Creek
Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset , 5 miles away
Indian Lake, Somerset , 12 miles away

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