Difficulties: About Several private canoe rentals are in the Cooksburg area. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is working with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and USFS Allegheny National Forest and has identified over a dozen potential public access points along this river, the Clarion Water Trail. Angers are catching catfish at night at the confluence with the Allegheny River. View map. Munderf, Sigel, Cooksburg. has identified over a dozen potential public access points along this river, A sparsely traveled road parallels This is THE BEST stretch of the Clarion River for fishing and paddling. The Toby Boat Launch near the borough of Clarion is the last public launch on the Clarion River and is popular for power boaters on the reservoir. Christie's Book Rack: 309 Hickory Street, Warren, PA 16365 - … (303/591)�������������������� A/B���������������� 2.9-?? Difficulties: There Cook Forest Canoe Rental Rates • Tax is included. Downstream from Cooksburg to Mill Creek, the river returns to a primitive state with limited access and more challenges. Explore Bendigo State Park for more information. A 52-mile stretch of the river has been nationally designated. In early May we completed a four day through trip of the Clarion River from Ridgway, PA (Love s Canoe Access) to Parker canoe access on the Allegheny River (~94 miles). Lands with good parking and river access on river right near Hallton bridge at There are no roads or railroads along right at a bend 1.0 mile downstream of Heath Station (mile 26). Fax: (814) 849-1969. fluctuate up to 3 feet per day in the summer and 8 feet per day in the winter. There is a State Game 2004. remaining section to Cooksburg of 16 miles. • Transportation to launch points is included. The Clarion River is the eastern border of the park and is popular for canoeing and rafting. 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The Class 1 Clarion River provides excellent canoeing and kayaking, especially during the spring and fall. water level drops to where the banks become unattractive. Clear You can walk your kayak down to the river from the cabin or it's only approximately 200 yards upstream to the Arryoyo Canoe Launch. State Route 949. scenery, wildlife, fishing and camping. �������������������������������������������������������� Piney Love's Canoe (814) 776‑6285 on State Route 948 in Ridgway. It’s a BACKpack. corresponds to a flow of 350 cfs. There are Lumber was the chief industry along the river during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Fire Co. 419 North Broad Street Emporium PA 15834, Gobblers Knob Woodland Avenue Extension Punxsutawney, Jefferson County Fairgrounds 1514 Rt. Over the last two hundred years, the story of the river has been one of resource exploitation, degradation, resilience, and recovery. "It's very unique to the state," Cummins said. be released.�The crest moves about 2 miles/hour. [Checked 1989]. Before canoeing, call the Piney Dam substation (814) 226-8630 in Clarion The valley is the corridor for US Route 219 and Conrail. Adjacent public lands provide abundant opportunities for camping, hunting, hiking, bicycling, wildlife watching, and picnicking. power-generating facilities are operated by the Reliant Energy Company. Cozy camp in Fisher is about 10 minutes to State Game Lands, Clarion River, and canoe/kayak launch. River Info: Clarion River launch and pickup spots, things of interest, mileage and float times. Brenda Gibson Notary Service: 1595 Market Street Extension, Warren, PA 16365 - (814) 723-4277 . The projects will allow unprecedented access to one of Mississippi's unique rivers. You may face dangers in the wilds, but don’t let looking like a newbie be one of them. The Clarion River is a very scenic canoe trip. The Ridgway gauge will probably read above Today, forested mountain slopes teaming with wildlife, intermittent riffles and rock outcrops provide a picturesque backdrop for outdoor recreation. 814-744-8094. In the town of Cooksburg, you’ll find lodges, cabins, B&B’s, restaurants, campgrounds, shops, and canoe liveries. There is hardened parking at each numbered site and a rock fire ring. spots between Ridgway and Cooks�burg. We made our trip with the Ridgway gauge reading 3 - a minimum level for loaded canoes. used to be a 6‑foot industrial dam near the take-out in Ridgway but it Mill Creek access ramp drive south 2.0 miles to Strattanville. We do not have enough information to report runnable levels on this section. the run for most of the way. Downstream from Cooksburg to Mill Creek, the river returns to a primitive state with limited access and more challenges. The second table) corresponding to a flow of 600 to 2,600 cfs. This lower section of the Clarion River Water Trail, below Piney Dam, is still under development. stream passes through a wooded valley with very little development. Lucinda, Strattanville, Clarion, Description: This The East and West Branches of the river are narrower, swifter, and trees sometimes block the stream, offering great opportunities for experienced paddlers. you outrun the released water, you will find yourself in a rock garden with DRAINAGE AREA.--303 square miles. Ridgway. (mile 16). US Route 68 South for 11.0 miles to Sligo, turn right/west onto You’ll find many hiking trails, easy canoe access, and both good fishing and picnicking spots. They will be publishing a brochure in the spring of right/west onto US Route 322, go into Clarion. Adjacent public lands provide abundant opportunities for camping, hunting, hiking, bicycling, wildlife watching, and picnicking. has identified over a dozen potential public access points along this river, Normal Wet Period: The pollution from strip mine drainage and a paper mill above Ridgway. Cooksburg��������������������������� 44.0 miles, �� C-I����������� 6/10������������������ Medium 2004. are excited to bring you the 2nd Annual ‘Clarion River Days’ June 8th and 19th at the Toby Boat Launch on the beautiful Clarion River. Local groups are working to establish public access on the 32 miles of river between the Toby Launch and its confluence with the Allegheny River. Get the latest news, events, and travel deals. C-93 92.7FM and Radio 1300AM 94.1FM The G.O.A.T. The staff at your local outdoor stores will be happy to help you pick the best backpack for your build; the pack’s pitch, shoulder straps and hip pads should feel custom-made. south from State Route 1005 at Helen Furnace to a nice parking circle Ridgway gauge is above 2.9 feet 60% of the time. Turn right/west onto It can be obtained from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Cleanup efforts are reducing the Canoeing: The Clarion River offers a very scenic trip and is classed as a beginner's river under normal conditions. Anglers are catching Walleye near the … The Clarion River's Water Trail Guides are divided into three sections: the Upper Continue for about Camping includes 17 sites along the Clarion River and 9 sites on Millstone Creek from Clarion River to FR 789 below Loleta Campground. Boat and canoe launches and other amenities are available at Elk State Park and Bendigo State Park. The Toby Boat Launch near the borough of Clarion is the last public launch on the Clarion River and is popular for power boaters on the reservoir. The river’s character becomes gentler as you near Cook Forest State Park. Difficulties: If Johnsonburg Borough building to Lazy River Canoe Rental -Trophy trout water, 9 miles, 3 hour paddle. is a rock and timber structure near a power substation on the edge of Ridgway. One can use the phone there This Lazy River Canoe Rental to Portland Mills-Dixie Island trestle rapids, 9 miles, 3 hour paddle. This section is best known for fantastic trophy brown trout fishing. [Reported 1987]. ��������������������������������������� Medium corresponds to a flow of 270 cfs. Another good camping spot (capacity of about 40) is on river Love's Canoe, Ridgway (814) 776-6285 Pale Whale Canoe Fleet, Cooks Forest (800) 680-0160. Gauges: Piney Dam. [Checked 1998]. Belltown (814) 752-2561 Lazy River Canoe Rental sets on 3 acres of riverfront property. Clarion, Knox. section is remote below Gravel Lick. The car shuttle is only 8 miles for a 17-mile trip on the water. Best water conditions are generally in the spring. TRIP #1: 1-1.5 hours / 4 miles / $30.00 per canoe Appendix D for the address. ������������������������������������������������������� Johnsonburg������������������������������������� Johnsonburg Irwin Run Boat Launch is a boat launch on Clarion River and Irwin Run in Allegheny National Forest, Appalachian Mountains, Allegheny Plateau, PA. View a map of this area and more on Natural Atlas. end of the trip will probably read between 2.8 and 5.1 feet (2003 rating Cook Forest Canoe Livery, Cooksburg (814) 744-8094 For information on boating rules and regulations in Pennsylvania, visit Pennsylvania’s Fish and Boat Commission Website. recreation area is about 1 mile from the turn. A 60-mile trip from Ridgway to Clarion at the Toby Bridge Launch includes some of the most marvelous scenery and wildlife that PA has to offer. Dam, Topographic Maps: Strattanville, Two popular paddling trips are four and 10 miles in length. Take There is parking for 10-12 cars. Its headwaters enter the PA Great Outdoors region in Elk County and flow south through Cook Forest to Clarion and ultimately to join the Allegheny River near Foxburg. sites. Normal Wet Period: The This Wild & Scenic section of the river is bordered by Cook Forest and state game lands and flows into the calm deep water of Piney Reservoir. to determine the water release schedule. Between Portland Mills and Irwin Run is a beautiful and remote section with three Class 1+ rapids to challenge paddlers. Go 4.0 miles to the Callensburg bridge. The ramp. To get to the take-out drive south from Pool level is allowed to • Life jackets are included. 4.5 river miles: 4–5 hours: Typically free of logjams but conditions are subject to change. Downstream of the dam there are some Today, forested mountain slopes teaming with wildlife, intermittent riffles and rock outcrops provide a picturesque backdrop for outdoor recreation. Portage the dam on the The Clarion River meanders through narrow valleys and hardwood forests for 115 miles. Launch upstream at Foxburg or Emlenton, and float down to Parker and explore the Clarion River which flows into the Allegheny a mile upstream. This gauge should read above 2.9 feet (2002 rating table). was removed under a Growing Greener grant in the early 2000s. Note there are two Pale Whale Canoe Fleet, Cooks Forest (800) 680-0160. 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Cooksburg on State Route 36 for about 1.9 miles to where the Shuttle: Put in it many possible camping spots along the river, including nice spots at Portland From here the river begins to widen and is bordered by state game lands and the Allegheny National Forest. Parker is about three miles down river from this point, and this stretch of river although populated, displays a blue heron rookery, Stump Island, and the Clarion Bridge. However, it is enjoyable canoeing and we saw lots of non-aquatic wildlife including deer and red tail hawks. controlled, but usually dry after early August. Find more information to help you plan a day of fun on the Clarion River online at VisitPAGO.com or call (814) 849-5197 for free water trail maps. Western Pennsylvania Conservancy publishes a Water Trail Map showing bridges, B.� Ridgway to main highway turns east and a dirt road goes west. 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