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Whitewater Boating

Whitewater boaters may use Loyalsock Creek at any time of the year, although the area by the swimming beach is closed during the summer.

The best water is March to May. Due to rapid fluctuations in water level, kayakers should inquire about conditions before coming to the park.

The stream is NOT suitable for open canoes.

Non-powered boats that launch in a state park must display one of the following:

  • Boat registration
  • Launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania state parks -- available at most state park offices
  • Launching permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Complete information about boating rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

The Safety Code of American Whitewater provides useful safety information for staying safe while whitewater boating.