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.
April 2021 in the time of Covid-19We are still keeping a low profile. Covid is still bad. Paddling is good but please don't socialize without a mask before or after paddling. Hopefully next month will be better. Release on Saturday, April 10th. This is a one day release in order to conserve water for May releases. April meeting of the BCC will be held on Wednesday, April 14, at the Crow's Nest (510 Tire Hill Rd, Johnstown 15905) at 7 PM. Stony Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 24. Meet at Greenhouse Park at 9 AM. We will also have a single day release on this day as well. Too dry for full two day releases.
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