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.
CountryUnited States of America
CitiesSlippery Rock, PA, Ellwood City, PA
Physical characteristics
 - locationHilliards, Butler County, Pennsylvania
 - coordinates41°06′51″N 79°48′15″W / 41.11417°N 79.80417°W / 41.11417; -79.80417[1]
MouthConnoquenessing Creek
 - location
Ellwood City, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
 - coordinates
40°51′31″N 80°15′24″W / 40.85861°N 80.25667°W / 40.85861; -80.25667Coordinates: 40°51′31″N 80°15′24″W / 40.85861°N 80.25667°W / 40.85861; -80.25667
 - elevation
810 ft (250 m)[1]
Basin features
 - leftMuddy Creek

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. ^ a b c 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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