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Lower Yough Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Lower Youghiogheny River


Lower Yough Info
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Put In:  Ohiopyle
Take Out:  Stewarton
Difficulty:  Class III +
Gradient:  30 ft/mi
Run Length:  7 miles
Flow Information (phone):  Pittsburgh Weather Service (Ohiopyle); 412-262-5290
Good Level:  1-4.5 ft at Ohiopyle and 1.5-9 ft at Confluence
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Permit:  Required year-round. Call to reserve a launch on weekends. Free launches for hard boaters after 3:00 pm. Another $2.50 for the bus ride from the Brunner Run take-out to the parking lot where boaters leave their cars after running the primary shuttle.
Character/Similar To:  The "Lower Yough" has plenty of action with some long rock gardens, big hydraulics, and big drops. Throw in excellent surfing opportunities and beautiful scenery and you've got one of the better runs in the east!
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Mid-Atlantic (PA), 170 miles Southwest of Harrisburg
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Below Ohiopyle Falls

Take-out: Located at Brunner Run.


Towns near Lower Yough 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