Quemahoning Creek - Boswell to Reservoir

Quemahoning Creek, Pennsylvania, US


Boswell to Reservoir

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 3.4 Miles


Photo by Greg Lipps taken 03/13/11 @ 6.50 ft

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA
usgs-03040000 5.00 - 10.00 ft II-III 00h48m 3.6 ft (too low)

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)

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-01-14 19:10:44


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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March 26 2011 (2854 days ago)
Greg LippsDetails
This is a video of the run at a lower runnable level. http://vimeo.com/21426065