Canoe and Kayak

Avonmore Community Association

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P.O. Box 198
Avonmore, PA 15618
Phone: 724 697-4910

Avonmore Canoe LaunchWe are a volunteer group.  Our goal is to bring life and love to Avonmore This organization holds many different fundraising events throughout the year for the community. The Avonmore Harvest Jubilee is a fall festival which takes place in September. The Pasternak Recreation Area provides a canoe launch that has public access to the Kiskiminetas River. Their park area includes pavilion with electric, porta potties, primitive camping and fishing area.  

Hemlock Lake

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2145 Hemlock Lake Road
Glen Campbell, PA 15742
Phone: 724-463-8636

Hemlock LakeThe 205 acre park, located in northeastern Indiana County in Banks Township, features a 60 acre lake with two boat launches and ares for picnicking, hunting, hiking, fishing and ice fishing. Two pavilions, at the park, are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The lake is stocked with bluegill, bass, catfish, muskellunge, walleye and northern pike. Fishermen may moor their boats at the park following regulations established by the Fish & boat Commission. Only electric motors and hand propelled boats are permitted.

Main Line Canal Greenway

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1421 - 1427 12th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16603
Phone: 814-940-1922

The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway™ is a 320-mile corridor that follows the historic path of the Main Line Canal System. It intends to serve as a physical connector that improves opportunities for public access, linkage to important destinations, and economic development. It is not a single, long-distance trail for unimpeded travel. The trail not only serves as a physical connector, but also connects people to the unique land that resides within it. Whether this is traveling on the many unique trails by bike, or if you’re in the mood to observe the landscapes by water. No matter what adventure you are looking for, there is something that can be found to satisfy.  

Saltsburg Canal Park

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320 Point Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-639-9413

Running the entire length of Saltsburg Borough is a 62 foot wide section of greenway known as Saltsburg's Canal Park. The Park is located on the site of the former PA Mainline Canal that later became the PA Railroad and now overlaps a section of the West Penn Trail. Visitors will enjoy a scenic, river-view walkway enhanced by informative historic signs, a footprint of Canal lock #8, a footbridge, and benches and picnic tables for relaxing moments. Also, a section of the Park, known as North Park, now includes Saltsburg's Veterans Memorial. The water-wave paved sections of the Park between Washington and Market Streets serve as the location for setting up community special events such as vendors booths and food stands during Canal Days and Saltsburg's lighted Christmas Trees display during the month of December.  

Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters

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111 Market Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-252-8520

Historic charm, an expanding regional trail system and scenic river voyages make Saltsburg, PA the ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and newcomers to the sport of kayaking. Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters is conveniently located to provide all that you need to enjoy a day on the river or trails. The West Penn Trail runs directly past our historic mill building, which is located across the street from river access. We rent both boats (kayaks and canoes) and bikes, as well as provide transport for boat owners. Our feature river trip is a leisurely 7.5 mile float from the Conemaugh Dam to our location in Saltsburg. We provide your boat, paddle, PFD (life jacket) and transportation to the launch. Cyclists can ride for miles on the West Penn Trail and Westmoreland Heritage Trail. Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters services group outings such as youth groups, corporate outings, wedding parties, family reunions and more, providing both a fun group activity and a rustic atmosphere to relax before or after your river adventure. The mill and yard can be rented for picnics or events.        

Silver Canoe Campground

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140 Silver Canoe Campground Lane
Rural Valley, PA 16249
Phone: 724-783-6000
Fax: 724-783-2171

Come Have Fun With US! 38 acre serene wooded campground located on the upper end of Keystone Lake. Planned activities. Private lake with plenty of great fishing, paddle boat and canoe rentals. Open year round! Cabin and trailer rentals available. Silver Canoe Campground

The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak, LLC

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3158 River Road
Leechburg, PA 15656
Phone: 724-845-9501

The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak, LLC is a canoe/kayak sales and rental store with a full service bait and tackle shop. It is located along the Kiski River just outside of Leechburg, PA. Trips are available from a variety of locations from Avonmore to Schenley. Livery service is available for renters as well as boat owners. Open March - November. Come paddle with us! The Kiski River was named the "PA River of the Year" in 2000. This is one of the best kept secrets for small mouth bass, walleye and perch. The Kiski River is stocked for trout, and catfish abound!  

Waterworks Conservation Area

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768 Waterworks Rd
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-8636

This 10-acre site, located adjacent to Two Lick Creek, is approximately 3 miles south of Indiana, PA. The site is being developed to combine recreational opportunities with an environmental remediation project. The conservation area will include a pavilion with an observation deck, canoe and kayak launch, fishing, trail circuit around wetlands with interpretive signage, path along Two Lick Creek, public restrooms and parking area.

Yellow Creek Rental and Supply, LLC

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170 PA 259
Penn Run, PA 15765
Phone: 724 403-2229

Boat Rentals at Yellow Creek State Park. We rent pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and pedal boats all on beautiful Yellow Creek Lake. We also sell concessions like snacks, cold drinks and ice cream.            

Yellow Creek State Park

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170 Route 259 Highway
Penn Run, PA 15765
Phone: 724-357-7913

Yellow Creek State Park

The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers.

Today, visitors enjoy the sand beach, picnicking, and educational and recreational programs. The 720-acre Yellow Creek Lake is a destination for boaters and anglers. The lake and park are an important rest stop for migrating birds.

The park is named for Yellow and Little Yellow creeks, which flow into the lake. Both creeks contain yellow clay in their banks and bottoms.

Camping cottages, located near the lake-shore, each having electricity, picnic table, fire ring and a porch. The six cottages each sleep five people in bunk beds, Also available at the state park are yurts - round, canvas and wood walled tents that have a wooden floor as well as a deck, and sleep five people in bunk beds. Each yurt also has a cook stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, table, chairs, electricity, fire ring and picnic table.