Planning is underway for the 2021 Stonycreek Whitewater Rendezvous. The date will be May 21-23. Hopefully as many folks as possible will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to help us run a safe and open event. With Covid cases surging, please either get vaccinated or plan to social distance if you attend. We will be asking folks to wear masks when in line for food or beverages.
Here is a simple river map of the Stony and its tributaries.
Please note: due to liability issues, we are asking visitors to refrain from bringing alcoholic beverages to Greenhouse Park. We have beer and wine for sale. As usual we have a great selection of good beer: which we will post after much thought and tastings. 🙂 And folks, profit from beer and wine sales go to paying for releases. Please buy from us.
This is our schedule: The release for the Rendezvous will be on FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. FRIDAY RELEASE BEGAN AT 11 AM, AND HIT THE CANYON AT 2 PM. Saturday/Sunday releases are normal releases beginning at 7 AM and hitting the canyon put-in by 10 am.
Friday: We will have a downriver sprint race on Friday evening from Carpenter’s Park to Greenhouse Park (class II+). Registration at Carpenter’s Park from 5:30 to 6:15. Cost $20 (which includes a Stonycreek Rendezvous t-shirt). Race starts at 6:30 PM. See our Race Page for more info.
Music: Shiva Skydriver 8 PM to 11 PM
Note: due to liability issues, if the Ferndale gauge is 5 feet or over, the race will be cancelled.
Saturday: There will be a Freestyle Rodeo at Greenhouse Park. Registration at 1:30 PM. Rodeo starts at 2:15 PM (after the SUP race).
There will be a basket raffle with all sorts of great boating and outdoor gear Saturday evening (we even have a Jackson kayak and an Astral Norge PFD). Raffle tickets will be sold from 4 till 7. Be sure to get your raffle tickets under the main pavilion or at the front gate.
Music: The Spinelli Brothers 4:30 PM to 7 PM and Colebrook Road from 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Cleanup and Paddle.
Throughout the weekend we will have ongoing play in our Whitewater Park; opportunities to paddle the Stony Canyon on releases from the Quemahoning Reservoir, music Friday and Saturday evening; boating vendors on hand to replace any broken gear; and food vendors to fuel our guests (the Crow’s Nest is serving breakfast Saturday morning at their bar, just up the road from Greenhouse Park). The Boy Scouts will be selling firewood. And a gear raffle Saturday evening.
COSTS : (from 2017, hopefully we can keep it the same)
Festival Entrance for the entire weekend : $10.00 Per person. Please note that if you are coming in just to listen to a band there is a $5 cover charge.
Please note that this event is to raise money to promote the Stonycreek and to pay for releases from Quemahoning Reservoir. Donations are always welcome.
Camping for entire weekend : $10.00 Per person
Please note: if you are arriving Thursday to camp, we will have to ask an additional $5 person to cover our extra costs to rent the park on Thursday for campers.
The site is open to camping only during the Rendezvous. Please remember that this is a family event. Dogs were welcome (but please keep them on a leash and clean up after your friends). Also, this is a volunteer run event; please help us keep our volunteers safe and happy by keeping your campsites clean, we have garbage bags at the gate.
And we would like to thank our campers for being great guests. You help make our event a great success.