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Pennsylvania whitewater, Town Creek

Bedford county, Chaneysville to I-68 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     15 miles
  This stretch of Town Creek in Bedford County is 15 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Cumberland, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Bedford County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Pennsylvania tend to be more forgiving than the national
    average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. There
are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There's camping available near Town Creek. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Clearville come to Town Creek, and Black Valley
is close at hand, and is a pleasant place. Good hiking is available along the Sawmill Trail, and you can go for a hike on the Carnes Trail. This river has so much to offer. Town Creek gets a typical amount of rainfall. July is the wettest month with most rain, and January on the other hand is the driest. Throughout the warm months here at Town Creek, high temperatures regularly reach the 80's, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's, and overnight lows at Town Creek during the winter usually descend into the 10's.

Town Creek, Chaneysville to I-68 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 Town Creek.
 Whitewater Near Town Creek:
Town Creek, -blank- County, 4 miles away
      Class I - 27 miles long (I-68 to Potomac River)
Town Creek, Bedford County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Chaneysville to I-68)
Flintstone Creek, Allegany County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.5 miles long (Flintstone Creek Road to Town Creek)
Fifteen Mile Creek, Allegany County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.5 miles long (US Route 40 to Potomac River)
Evitts Creek, Bedford (PA) and Allegany (MD) County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (Lake Gordon Dam to Maryland Route 51)
Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany / Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Sr 2011 to Potomac river)
Wills Creek, Allegany County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.1 miles long (Ellerslie to North Branch Potomac)
Bobs Creek, Bedford County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.1 miles long (Dunning Creek to 1.7 miles above Pennsylvania Route 869)
Wills Creek, -blank- County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3.5 miles long (Fairhope to Hyndman)
Brush Creek, Somerset County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.2 miles long (Covered Bridge to Wills Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Town Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 29 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 53 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 59 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 72 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 74 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 74 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Town Creek:
Hampton Inn Bedford, Bedford , 10 miles away
Rocky Gap Casino Resort, Flintstone , 10 miles away
Omni Bedford Springs Resort And Spa, Bedford , 13 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Cumberland-LaVale, Cumberland , 14 miles away
Rodeway Inn Bedford, Bedford , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Town Creek:
Hidden Springs Campground, Flintstone, 7 miles away
Green Ridge State Forest, Little Orleans, 7 miles away
Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Town Creek:
Carnes Trail, Bedford , 2 miles away
Sawmill Trail, Bedford , 3 miles away
Browning Trail, Bedford , 3 miles away
Burnt Mills Trail, Bedford , 3 miles away
Polish Mountain Trail, Bedford , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Town Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 56 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 56 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Town Creek:
Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Flintstone , 10 miles away
Bedford Spring Golf Course, Bedford , 13 miles away
Bedford Elks Lodge 1707 Golf Course, Bedford , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Town Creek
Lake Habeeb, Allegany , 10 miles away
Lake Gordon, Bedford , 11 miles away

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