Slippery Rock Creek

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Slippery Rock Creek
McConnel's Mills covered bridge over Slippery Rock Creek.jpg
Slippery Rock Creek passes under the covered bridge at McConnells Mill State Park.
Country United States of America
State Pennsylvania
 - left Muddy Creek
Cities Slippery Rock, PA, Ellwood City, PA
 - location Hilliards, Butler County, Pennsylvania
Mouth Connoquenessing Creek
 - location Ellwood City, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock Creek[1] is a small stream in Western Pennsylvania, a tributary of Connoquenessing Creek. From its source in Hilliards in Butler County, it flows through McConnells Mill State Park before flowing into the Connoquenessing in Ellwood City. Then, the Connoquenessing flows into the Beaver River just three miles south from the mouth of Slippery Rock.

Shoreline view looking upstream from McConnel's Mill

Slippery Rock Creek is a favorite for whitewater kayakers and canoeists from Pittsburgh and Ohio. With Class-II and -III rapids and engaging beauty, it attracts regular paddlers from novice to advanced level. Slippery Rock Creek, however, can be very dangerous. The rocks are indeed deceptively slippery, and throughout the year, there are numerous reports of drowning incidents, mostly near the McConnells Mill State Park.[2]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Slippery Rock Creek
  2. ^ Watson, Wyndle (November 13, 1996). "Dream stream". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. pp. C4. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 

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Coordinates: 40°57′N 80°10′W / 40.95°N 80.17°W / 40.95; -80.17