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Pennsylvania whitewater, South Sandy Creek

Vernango county, State Game Lands # 39 to Pecan section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     6.5 miles
  The State Game Lands # 39 to Pecan stretch of South Sandy Creek in Pennsylvania is 6.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Oil City it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Vernango County and the cool fresh water beats anything. If you've been out of state
    whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations
in advance you're all set. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The State Game Lands # 39 to Pecan stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot
of people from Polk here. For the duration of the warm days of summer at South Sandy Creek temperatures are commonly in the 80's. For the period of the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 50's. For the duration of the wintertime highs are ordinarily in the 30's, and through the dark hours in the winter at South Sandy Creek temperatures plunge to the 10's. All the water falling down from the sky makes South Sandy Creek a wet location. For the duration of August this area sees the most rain, and February is when it's the driest.

South Sandy Creek, State Game Lands # 39 to Pecan 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 South Sandy Creek.
 Whitewater Near South Sandy Creek:
South Sandy Creek, Vernango County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (State Game Lands # 39 to Pecan)
Scrubgrass Creek, Venango County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5.25 miles long (Route 308 to Allegheny River)
Mill Creek - Allegheny R. Tributary, Venango County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.75 miles long (Lower Mill Creek)
East Sandy Creek, Venango County, 18 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 7 miles long (Van to Allegheny River)
Bear Creek - Allegheny River Tributary, Butler County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 3.75 miles long (Bruin to Parker)
Slippery Rock Creek, Lawrence County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.7 miles long (Kennedy Mill to Eckert's Bridge)
Muddy Creek - Slippery Rock Tributary, Lawrence County, 25 miles away
      Class V - 0.35 miles long (to Slippery Rock Creek)
Slippery Rock Creek, -blank- County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Eckert's Bridge to Harris Bridge)
Cherry Run, Clarion County, 27 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Lower Cherry Run)
Neshannock Creek, Lawrence County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Neshannock Gorge)
 Ski Areas Near South Sandy Creek:
Peek N Peak, New York , 41 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 72 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 93 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Holimont, New York , 98 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 99 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 99 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
 Hotels Near South Sandy Creek:
Quality Inn Barkeyville, Barkeyville , 7 miles away
Quality Inn & Conference Center, Franklin , 7 miles away
Knights Inn Franklin, Franklin , 10 miles away
Days Inn Oil City Conference Center, Oil City , 16 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Slippery Rock, Slippery Rock , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near South Sandy Creek:
Kozy Rest Kampground, Harrisville, 9 miles away
Maple Spring Campground, Harrisville, 10 miles away
Marlowe's Scenic River Campground, Kennerdell, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near South Sandy Creek:
Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania , 20 miles away
Oil Creek State Park, Pennsylvania , 22 miles away
McConnell's Mill State Park, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near South Sandy Creek:
River Ridge Golf Course, Franklin , 7 miles away
Lucky Hills Golf Course & Driving Range, Franklin , 9 miles away
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Cooperstown , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near South Sandy Creek
Polk Dam Lake, Venango , 3 miles away
Kahle Lake, Venango , 18 miles away
Lake Latonka, Mercer , 19 miles away

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