The 2023 Stonycreek Rendezvous was held on May 19 – 21. The Cambria Regional Chamber just released a great promotional video of the event. We also have a dedicated website for the Rendezvous at Stonycreek Rendzvous.com
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.
Schedule: The release for the Rendezvous was on FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. FRIDAY RELEASE BEGAN AT 11 AM AND HIT THE CANYON AT 2 PM. Saturday/Sunday releases were normal releases beginning at 7 AM and hitting the canyon put-in by 10 am.
Friday: There was a First Waves Stewartship Event, Friday evening at 4:30 at Greenhouse Park. We had a downriver sprint race on Friday evening from Carpenter’s Park to Greenhouse Park (class II+). Race started at 6:30 PM. Race Results for the 2023 Downriver Race. Shiva Skydriver played from 8-11 pm. Friday’s Releases were provided by a generous donation from Brian Ladrido at “Nittany Notes”.
Note: due to liability issues, if the Ferndale gauge is 5 feet or over, the race will be cancelled.
Saturday: There was a Freestyle Rodeo at Greenhouse Park. Registration at 1:30 PM. Rodeo starting at 2:30 PM. Spinelli Brothers played 4-7 pm. Plate Scrapers were featured 8-10:30 pm. Saturday and Sundays’ Releases are being provided by a generous donation from the Keel Haulers Canoe Club.
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 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. Children 12 and under are free.
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.
Note that you can now pre-register for the Rendezvous at Rendezvous Registration. Costs are $10 per person for entire weekend for admission and $10 per person for camping.
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.
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.