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Pennsylvania Paddlers Resources

Helpful Information You Need to Know if you kayak or canoe on Pennsylvania Waterways

Register your boat in Pennsylvania

Info for what is required to access PA Fish and Boat Commission Launch Sites on Pennsylvania waterways.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Kayakers and canoers are well advised to thoroughly read the info provided in this website..


Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking (PACK)

Promoting the sport of Canoeing and Kayaking in Pennsylvania. Encouraging continuing educational efforts in canoe and kayak water safety in Pennsylvania.

Canoeing Guide to Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia

A guidebook to the canoeable waters that run westward out of Pennsylvania via the Ohio River. It includes some streams from neighboring areas, as well.

American Canoe Association Top 10 Safety Tips

Planning to Paddle? Know Your Limits!

When getting ready to head out on your next paddling trip, be sure to keep these five safety tips in mind to ensure you have an enjoyable time on the water.

Camping and Survival

Excellent info site for kayakers and canoeists who love to primitive camp along the way.

Top Ten Things to Have When Paddling

Here is a list of paddling and water safety items regardless of the weather, time of year, or type of paddling.

Kayak or Canoe? Which one is Best for You?

What is the difference between kayaking and canoeing? It’s a common question and the answer is not as instantly obvious as it might initially seem.

USGS Water Resources  - Daily Streamflow Data for Pennsylvania

Aa listing of 296 daily water flow gauges listed by county

Kinzua Dam Daily Outflow Information for the Allegheny River

Current daily  information about outflow levels.

Clarion River Piney Dam Outflow Water Release Information - 

Call 814-226-8630

Due to the fact that Piney Power Station is used for electric power generation, the flow downstream of Piney Dam is subject to continuous fluctuations during periods of generation and can create very unpredictable water levels for paddlers below the dam.

Allegheny Almanac

Timeless beauty of the Kinzua Lake Region and the northern AlleghenyRiver Watershed, from Warren PA. Guide to sight seeing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, camping, and hiking.

Pennsylvania Wilds Website

Lose (or find!) yourself in Pennsylvania Wilds Landscapes and Journeys, covering one of the biggest blocks of green betlic landsween New York City and Chicago with 2 million acres of breathtakingly beautiful public land.

Delaware River Basin Commission

call (609) 883-9500


Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area

(484) 945-0200

Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation

(215) 222-6030


Owners of unpowered boats can launch their boats at Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) lakes and access areas if their boats display a PFBC launch use permit, OR boat registration OR PA state Parks launch permit, OR mooring permit. These river access areas are indicated in all River Fun Guides offered for sale on this website.

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