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Difficulty II-III
Length 3.4 Miles
Gauge Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA
Flow Range 5.00 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 16 minutes ago 3.58 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 01/14/2018 7:10 pm

River Description

Ed Evangelidi shared:
The Q is a nice but short run that starts slow and lets you warm up. Once in the rapids section you have pools between the rapids but the run is fairly continuous & has a number of solid Cl 2 rapids packed into a few miles. The steepness of the valley hides most of the ugly mining scenery nearby and the highway crossing is way overhead and not much of a bother either. Stop in at the historical park at the put-in & just before the takeout look around for nesting geese if you are there in spring.

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)
Dark Shade Creek (IV-V)
Clear Shade Creek (III)
Conemaugh River (I-II)

Rapid Descriptions


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8 years ago

Please teach the rest of these internet hooliagns how to write and research!

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Greg Lipps
9 years ago

This is a video of the run at a lower runnable level.

Gage Descriptions

The Ferndale gage is well downstream on the Stonycreek, with a reservoir between this run and the Stoneycreek, and thus the gauge can only be used to give the roughest idea of whether this is really running.  You have to look at the creek and see.

Directions Description

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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

Kevin Colburn

There will be a one day conference on January 31st in eastern Pennsylvania that will address dam removal and rehabilitation in the state and region. It is likely that this very affordable conference would be helpful to paddlers interested in working on dam removal projects in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Registration for the conference is due by January 23rd.

Matt Muir


Randall McFarland


Tony Allred Jr


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1198643 11/11/10 Matt Muir Copyedit.
1201857 02/17/13 Randall McFarland 1-12-2018 - cleanup
1208721 01/14/18 Tony Allred Jr 1-14-2018 - Fixed Broken Link
1208731 01/14/18 Tony Allred Jr 1-14-2018 - cleanup
1208734 01/14/18 Tony Allred Jr 1-14-2018 - cleanup