Laurel Hill Creek - 1. Laurel Hill State Park to Whipkey Dam

Laurel Hill Creek, Pennsylvania, US


1. Laurel Hill State Park to Whipkey Dam

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 8.5 Miles

The Falls

The Falls
Photo by Ally taken 07/16/17

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Laurel Hill Creek at Ursina, PA
usgs-03080000 550 - 2999 cfs I-II 00h16m 161 cfs (too low)

River Description

Ed Evangelidi shared: This is a scenery creek. Not only does it have flora and fauna but it is loaded with covered bridges. The rapids are all fairly straight-forward. The creek quickly becomes wide enough to shrug off river-wide strainers. The upper reaches of this creek require a couple of inches more on the gauge to float a boat.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-08-19 20:18:27


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 16 2017 (550 days ago)
allymoats (159352)
I kayaked this creek July 15, 2017. There are 2 trees down both before the falls. Sorry I can't be
more specific but this was the first time I was on this creek. The first tree is across the creek
above the water. I paddled in the middle of the creek and ducked down to go under the tree with no
problem. The second tree is very large and laying in the creek. There is some space under the tree
far right along the shore line. I chose to get out and drag my kayak along the path. Someone with
skills better than mine could probably just kayak under it but the water was pretty swift and I'm
just a novice so I chose to get out.