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Difficulty I-II
Length 17 Miles
Gauge Pine Creek at Cedar Run, PA
Flow Range 850 - 20000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 736 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 11/03/2017 5:06 am

River Description

The "Grand Canyon" of Pennsylvania canoeing.

The only notable whitewater section (Class ll), Owasee Rapid, is located 3 miles from the put-in at Ansonia. At normal levels, this can be run in a 17' canoe if one has some whitewater experience. The rapid can be scouted and portaged on a gravel bar on river left and is also marked by signs upriver.

The put in location is on Marsh Creek, about 1/2 mile from the confluence with Pine Creek at the Ansonia access to the Rail Trail. There may be access much closer to the confluence, on an (unnamed?) road south of route 6. Pine Creek Outfitters is about 3/4 mile west, and offers shuttle service, an dperhaps amore convenient put in.

You can add four miles to the trip by taking out in Slate Run, PA.

Rapid Descriptions


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6 years ago

Pine creek outfitters says 1.8 ft to run in a kayak Source

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Cory Bryant
11 years ago

There is a small but fun wave called the Mixmaster. Its a few miles north of Camel. You can see the wave from a boat launch, but park along the road where the rail/trail crosses the road (rt 414) and walk out the boater path. min 800 max 1800 cfs.

Summary of Gauge Readings

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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Pine Creek at Cedar Run, PA
AW Gauge Info
736 cfs 01h03m n/a

Directions Description

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2017-05-06 High Fatality Read More
1988-03-26 High Fatality Inadequate Equipment Read More



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Ohiopyle State Park Updates River Regulations

2018-03-30 14:00:00-04
Charlie Walbridge

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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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

2004-01-09 00:00:00-05
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.

Robert Miller


Steve McLuckie