Dark Shade Creek - Rockingham to Clear Shade

Dark Shade Creek, Pennsylvania, US


Rockingham to Clear Shade

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 1.1 Miles

UnderCut Rock

UnderCut Rock
Photo taken 10/13/10

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA
usgs-03040000 5.50 - 10.00 ft IV-V 00h43m 3.59 ft (too low)

River Description

See the Benscreek Canoe Club Stonycreek Watershed Page.

For other streams in this watershed, check out:
Stony Canyon (III-IV)
Stony Gorge (IV)
Roaring Fork (IV)
Shade Creek (III-IV)
Paint Creek (V)
Clear Shade Creek (III)
Conemaugh River (I-II)
Quemahoning Creek (III)

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-01-14 19:09:25

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

Users can submit comments.
October 12 2010 (2985 days ago)
mab108 (152449)
There is an undercut rock on River Left after the first significant drop. I walked and scouted the
whole run at low water. At the drop there appears to be a left and right line. The left looks more
fun but the main flow below the drop points directly to a large undercut rock. If the levels were 3
or 4 feet higher it would appear to be a solid rock. I will include a picture or two of the drop
and then the rock.
December 19 2008 (3647 days ago)
Craig LeibfreidDetails
About half way down the run, maybe a little further, a tree has fallen into the river in a fairly
unattractive fashion. The tree is on the left side (cutbank) of the longest slide as the creek
bends hard right. It looks to be obstructing the line a bit, but i could be wrong.
December 13 2007 (4019 days ago)
x (1)
Rob Farmer---I did this several years ago, and for me it did not meet the hype in Appalachian
Whitewater, Volume 2. But it was very low when I caught it. There were some man-made hazards/trash
in one spot. I was disappointed. I parked near a bridge at the put-in, next to a water company
pumping station or something, and the police hassled me slightly upon my return in the dark. Well,
he did end up holding my flashlight, but, still, this area is the only area where I seem to get
stopped by the police regularly while engaged in strictly paddling-related activities. When this is
up, the Stony is way-cranking, fer shure.

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