Slip Fest 2024

April 12-14 Breakneck Campground Portersville, PA More Info:

Experience the thrill kayaking community bonding at Breakneck Campground from April 12th to April 14th, 2024.

Friday, April 12th - Evening:

  • Immerse yourself in the rhythmic tunes of Cash O’ Riley.
  • Indulge in the finest selection of beers and seltzers on draft from Neshannock Creek Brewing Company.
  • Join our communal feast with main dishes catered by the talented Chris Guthrie. Don't forget to sign up to contribute sides!
  • Gather around the blazing bonfire and settle into your camping spot under the stars.

Saturday, April 13th:

  • Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Betsy’s Barn.
  • Test your mettle in the Slip Race on Slippery Rock Creek.
  • Enjoy a refreshing array of beverages from Neshannock Creek Brewing Company.
  • Delight in an evening of awards and dinner available for purchase at Betsy’s Barn, followed by exciting raffle announcements.
  • Get lost in the enchanting melodies of The Five ‘N’ Dime Poets.
  • Share stories and warmth around the community bonfire as you retire to your camping spot.

Sunday, April 14th:

  • Refuel with a delicious breakfast at Betsy’s Barn.
  • Embark on a thrilling whitewater trip on the Upper or Lower Slippery Rock Creek.

Throughout the Weekend:

  • Engage in the excitement of our gear auction, basket raffles, and Megan Thompson’s Annual Gear Swap.
  • Explore the offerings of our gear vendors and merchandise for sale.
  • Connect with fellow adventurers around bonfires and embrace the camaraderie.
  • Join group whitewater trips down the exhilarating Upper (Class III) and Lower (Class II) Slippery Rock Creek.

The Race: Saturday, April 13th on Lower Slippery Rock Creek Challenge yourself in the Lower Slippery Rock Creek race, spanning from Eckert Bridge to Harris Bridge. Navigate through Class II Whitewater, suitable for seasoned paddlers. Various race classes cater to kayaks, canoes, rafts, and SUPs, with safety teams stationed at critical points along the course.

Secure your spot in the race by registering at the provided link.


Join the Keel-Haulers Canoe Club and Chef Chris Guthrie for delectable pulled chicken and smoked pork sandwiches. We invite everyone to contribute a side or dish to make this culinary experience truly spectacular.

Please sign up to bring a dish at the provided link.

Camping & Accommodations: Primitive camping sites offer a serene escape at $10 per night per person, equipped with picnic tables and fire rings. Restroom facilities and showers are available for your convenience.

Limited hillside decks and cabins are also available, so ensure to pre-book your preferred accommodation at

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