The 2023 Stonycreek Rendezvous will be held on May 19 – 21. Planning is now underway.
The 2022 Rendezvous was held on May 20 – 22. We had a great turn out and the weather was good. Thanks to all of our guests that made this a great event. See you next year or on the river during our regular releases.
Here is a simple river map of the Stony and its tributaries.
Please note: due to liability issues, we ask visitors to refrain from bringing alcoholic beverages to Greenhouse Park. We have beer and wine for sale. Beer is supplied by Von’s United Beverage and Anheuser Busch. 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 was 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. Shiva Skydriver will play 8-11 pm. Friday and Sunday’s Releases are being provided by a generous donation from the Keel Haulers Canoe Club.
Note: due to liability issues, if the Ferndale gauge is 5 feet or over, the race will be cancelled.
Saturday: There is usually a Freestyle Rodeo at Greenhouse Park. Registration at 1:30 PM. Rodeo starting at 2:15 PM. Spinelli Brothers will play 4-7 pm. Colebrook Road will be featured 8-11 pm. Saturday’s Release is being provided by a generous donation from our own Justin Horner.
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 Boy Scouts will be selling firewood. And a gear raffle Saturday evening.
COSTS : (from 2017, hopefully we can keep it the sam
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 Rende
zvous. 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.
Note: Greenhouse Park is not open for camping except for special events. Camping is available at Quemahoning Reservoir Recreation Area , Stonycreek Launch (814 242-8219; 2869 Seanor Rd, Hollsopple; this is the closest camping), Camp Harmony (which has both Cabins and Tent & RV Camping), Nanty-Glo Park and at Duman Park. Quemahoning Recreation Area and Stonycreek Launch may fill early, call ASAP if you want to camp there.