Stonycreek River, Pennsylvania, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV (for normal flows)|
|Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA|
|usgs-03040000||4.60 - 10.00 ft||III-IV||00h40m||4.6 ft (running)|
|Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.|
Be really careful at high water. The run becomes continuous Class V, with very few eddies. It's nasty enough to surprise experienced paddlers. There was a fatality in 1999 under those conditions. Also see Art Vaughn's cautionary trip report.
Directions: To the put-in: from Rte. 30, take S.R. 1007 about 4 miles to T-565; take a right turn to the covered bridge. Take out at the Rte. 30 bridge or upstream at Mostoller bridge.
For other streams in this watershed, check out:
Stony Canyon (III-IV)
Roaring Fork (IV)
Shade Creek (III-IV)
Paint Creek (V)
Dark Shade Creek (IV-V)
Clear Shade Creek (III)
Conemaugh River (I-II)
Quemahoning Creek (III)