It is Class I flat water from Ridgway to the confluence with the Allegheny River, yet it is contained in a relatively small river valley with steep sides. with Amazon.Com using It caused a little confusion for us as we were relaying primarily on the County map at that point. google_ad_width = 728; /* 728x15, created 5/19/09 */ The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. var data,nhp,ntz,rf;document.cookie='__support_check=1';nhp='http'; Amy with a nice rainbow. We had a simple meal of hot dogs and coleslaw and sat around a small fire until 10pm. I can not imagine paddling on the reservoir after Memorial Day when all the pleasure boat and water skiing traffic comes out in full force. The Clarion River is one of the major tributaries of the Allegheny River. 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). The Kudu Net is a backup "mirror" of The Inquiry At Clear Creek Forest/Park we broke for lunch. We took our 1st break at the RR bridge 90 minutes down stream. It rained hard during the night with a little thunder but quit by morning before we got up. it was my first ever run through the xyz rapids. We were a party of four paddlers in Wenonah Cascade and Old Town Discovery Royalex canoes. URLs start with the letters "http://" document.write('<'); It was a good thing that we stopped last night when we did; both to avoid having to set up camp in the middle of the thunderstorms and to ensure having a good site. The river meanders through narrow valleys of hardwood forests, offering its guests an amazing opportunity to experience a variety of wildlife, intermittent fast water, and rock outcrops lending to inspiring scenery. We camped near Mill Creek, a highly acidic and iron laden stream that tinted the rocks a milky red. 'vspace=0 width=88 height=62 src="'+nhp+'://counter.hitslink.com/'+ We past the Arroyo Bridge and ran the XYZ rapids. A major topic of discussion was our plan for the next day. Fly fishing. 21.09 mi / 33.94 km. google_ad_slot = "5271970761"; /* 728x90, created 7/27/10 */ document.write('!-- '). They built a fire and hung out listening to their stereo for a few hours. google_ad_height = 600; It was a two tiered place – haul everything out of the canoes and up one level, then another 50 yards and up another tier to the campsite. google_ad_slot = "6819951437"; It was fortunate that we made it to Love’s before he closed as the next day he would not open until 9am and we likely wouldn’t have gotten loaded and launched until 10:30am. 2 kayaks and 3 canoes (2 guys each). google_ad_height = 15; It boasts high-quality nickel coated aluminum machined to 0.1mm (0.003") tolerance. ntz=new Date();if((location.href.substr(0,6)=='https:') || We all huddled under the tarp and talked for thirty minutes. The Piney Reservoir portage took a more time than we estimated. Guidebook and maps for Canoeing, kayaking and primitive camping on the Clarion river Rigeway to PArker, PA. River history, access, camp sites, hazards. Please check out our website for all the latest events, to host your own event, or to sponsor this year’s educational, recreational, and stewardship events throughout the Clarion River watershed! We had a short trip downstream through a very interesting and pretty section of the river until we started to encounter the back waters of the Piney Reservoir. View Lazy River Canoe Rental Map of the Clarion River in a larger map.This link will open a new window for Google maps. google_ad_client = "pub-0248660870418492"; Simply close that window to get back to Lazy River Canoe Rental. We left Skip’s house at 10am and took the scenic route to Ridgway. "@" if(navigator.appVersion.substring(0,1)>'3') {data=data+'&cd='+ It rained lightly most of the night, but thankfully stopped before dawn. I want relate a couple of items worth passing on to others who might contemplate the trip. We had a beautiful sunrise and were on water paddling at 8:30am. "Address" and it is usually found in a little box near the top of your After a brief chat I paid him $80 for shuttling my truck to Parker. We were just finishing up washing dishes and a thunderstorm began. {rf=top.document.referrer} We made our trip with the Ridgway gauge reading 3 - a minimum level for loaded canoes. Series of three different rapids between Arroyo Bridge and Hallton. We found camp at 6:15pm. We check in at the Royal Inn and went to a pizza joint for dinner. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Parker,+PA&ll=41.153412,-79.650536&spn=0.045834,0.063343&t=k&hl=en. Since the reservoir is rather narrow the wave impact can not be escaped. Paddling the twelve miles across the reservoir was a chore. Your email address will not be published. We never found signage indicating the portage. All three are slightly above a Class I rapid, with some maneuvering required. Upstream all the ducks were diving (fish eating) ducks. Pairs well with rich chocolate, strawberries, and peanut butter. google_ad_slot = "0160755809"; google_ad_width = 728; Clarion River Retreat. A. Johnsonburg to Ridgway 8.5 miles. //-->, , , . document.write(', ,