The Oil Creek gauge at Rouseville is the closest one, but doesn't have a real close relation to the levels on East Sandy. If the Oil Creek gauge is on a declining trend and just above 3.5 feet you can count on East Sandy being too low. As a visual guage - if you can slide over the line of rocks just downstream of the SR2013 bridge (a.k.a. Rockland bridge), you're okay.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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East Sandy Playspot
Near by Pond East Sandy
E. Sandy Cr. PA map KHCC
East Sandy rapid at Deep Hollow (KHCC)
East Sandy surf ledges - KHCC
East Sandy Creek
If someone gets hurt on a river, or you read about a whitewater-related injury, please report it to
American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
This past fall American Whitewater met with Ohiopyle State Park managers to discuss possible updates to their whitewater paddling regulations. The first topic was to change the rules governing raft sizes at different water levels to recognize the capabilities of self-bailing rafts. Shorter self-bailing boats will now be allowed to run the river at high water. Some small changes to the regulations will make Ohiopyle Falls more accessible to paddlers. A change in the way the gauge is interpreted should make the falls "legal" on more days. Although whitewater paddlers are only one part of the vast public that visits the park, every effort was made to accommodate them while avoiding user conflicts and safety hazards. Special thanks goes to Ken Bisbee, Ohiopyle State Park Operations Manager and John Hallas, a former Ohiopyle State Park Operations Manager who is now Director of State Parks. Click here to read the updated Ohiopyle River Regulations:
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