River Safety

We have watched several inexperienced kayakers attempt to run the Stonycreek lately.  Please note that the Stony Canyon (Hollsopple to Carpenter’s Park) is a class III whitewater river and should not be attempted unless you have some experience, have proper equipment, and are paddling with experienced boaters.  Without the proper experience and equipment you could easily get seriously injured on this river.
Additionally: while the Lower Stony (Carpenter’s Park to Greenhouse Park) is often used as a “beginners” stretch; this stretch of river contains class II rapids and is for beginning whitewater paddlers.  Recreational kayaks are not recommended on this stretch of river with out sprayskirts and experience.  Rapids are hard to avoid and unprepared inexperienced boaters will likely swim and may easily be injured.  Please be careful.
If you are inexperienced, consider the Class I Hooversville to Hollsopple stretch or the Greenhouse Park to Johnstown High School stretch.

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