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Confluence to Ohiopyle Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Lower Youghiogheny River

Confluence to Ohiopyle Info
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Put In:  Confluence
Take Out:  Ohiopyle
Difficulty:  Class I , Class II
Gradient:  11 ft/mi
Run Length:  10 miles
Flow Information (phone):  Pittsburgh Weather Service (Ohiopyle); 412-262-5290
Good Level:  1-9ft
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Small riffles gradually turn into nice Class II rapids flowing through a beautiful gorge.
Hazards:  Ohiopyle Falls located just below the take-out.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private
Wilderness:  partial
Location:  In the Mid-Atlantic (PA), 160 miles Southwest of Harrisburg
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: River left in Confluence, PA.

Take-out: Large parking area on river left just below Ohiopyle Bridge. An alternative is to take-out just downstream on river right.

Towns near Confluence to Ohiopyle Kayaking

Confluence Pennsylvania
Ohiopyle Pennsylvania
Uniontown Pennsylvania

Other Resources

Northeastern Kayak Clubs
  • Apalachian Mountain Club-DVC
  • Benscreek Canoe Club
  • Buck Ridge Ski Club
  • Lehigh Valley Canoe Club
  • Philadelphia Canoe Club
  • Three Rivers Paddling Club