Allegheny River, Pennsylvania, USA

What makes this area unique?
The Allegheny River is known for a typically 2-3 mph river current and very few hazards along its 321 miles. The peaceful forest and farmland setting, combined with outstanding fishing holes for catfish, muskie, trout and smallmouth bass, make the Allegheny a prime destination for a laid-back summer adventure with the family.

Flora & Fauna: deciduous forest, wildflowers, elk, deer, beaver, porcupine, bald eagle, many species of waterfowl.

Terrain: river

Best Time to Paddle: May-September

Type of Trip/Route Options: canoe

Y Day Trip
Y Weekend Trip
Y 4 to 7-Day Trip
Y 7 to 14-Day Trip
N Loop Trip
Y Shuttle Service Nearby

Hazards: Dam.

Where to Find Maps/Charts:

Permits Required: No

Pets Allowed: Yes


Allegheny River Weekend Paddle: 34 Miles

Day 1
Drive to Buckaloons Recreation Area and unload.
Shuttle trailer to Tionesta Access.
Put on river at Buckaloons (river mile 182)
Paddle 9 miles to camp at Stewards Island (river mile 173)

Day 2
Paddle 18 miles to camp on Hemlock Island (river mile 161)
Note: Best camping is downriver of huge wooden swing on river left, on islands with thick hemlock cover.

Day 3
Paddle 7 miles to take out at Tionesta Access

Large group camping is available by reservation at Buckaloons Recreational Area. Private, but lots of traffic noise.
Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, located within view of Tionesta Access, was built by it's namesake and is now a museum which contains his history and his collection of nearly 300 lighthouse replicas.

Emergency Contact Information: 
Ranger Station: 814-728-6100
Optional activities in the area: 

Geocaching, fishing, hiking, hunting, museums. Visit the Kinzua Sky Walk to explore the railroad bridge which, before being struck by a tornado, was the world's longest and largest such structure.