Canoeable Rivers in Western Pennsylvania

The data on canoeable stage levels are from Canoeing Guide to Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia, unpublished Ninth Edition circa 2000, © copyright Pittsburgh Council American Youth Hostel. Used with permission. Note: This data is over 15 years and maybe out of date.. Page numbers indicated in first column reference the 1991 Eight Edition. The book maybe available from Amazon.com). The stage data are retrieved from the USGS Real-Time Data for Pennsylvania: Streamflow site as this page is loaded.

This page was created in 1999 by Ed Donley, who maintained it until 2017 as a pure labor of love. The canoeing community owes Ed a round of thanks for this work. As a result of some web hosting changes, it has now migrated to the current location (https://canoedraft.shaw-weil.com/gauge/), where it is maintained by Roy Weil .

On Judgment and Personal Responsibility (Disclaimer)

This data has been compiled as an aid to recreational canoeists. It tries to present accurate descriptions of these rivers and creeks. However, we are human, and rivers change with time, and we occasionally receive incorrect information. These suggestions can be invalidated by water and weather conditions, by the skill of your paddling party, and by changes in the rivers themselves. No individual has run all of these streams, and on some we only have a report of one individual.

Therefore we can not take responsibility for errors, omissions, changes in the rivers, or for other problems encountered through the use of this data. Each paddler who sets forth on a river assumes personal responsibility, not only for his or her own safety, but also for the safety of others on the trip. Ultimately, your safety depends mostly on your own common sense and good judgment.

Under no circumstances do we recommend that you trespass on private land or violate any laws. Nor do we recommend that you do anything dangerous. River recreation activities have intrinsic risks, for which you must assume responsibility. Many of the rivers require whitewater skills and you should develop an appropriate level of personal skills before attempting to paddle any river.
Page Canoe Trip gauge
(links to more detail)
Condition Low High Stage Feet above Low Hours
Old
78 Little Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek State Park to Fredericktown Little Beaver Creek near East Liverpool OH too low 2.9 4.7 2.81 -0.09 1
78 Little Beaver Creek, Fredericktown to the Ohio River (Glasgpw) Little Beaver Creek near East Liverpool OH canoeable 2.8 4.6 2.81 0.01 1
86 Raccoon Creek, Raccoon to Murdocksville Raccoon Creek at Moffatts Mill, PA too low 2.4   1.80 -0.6 0.5
87 Raccoon Creek, Murdocksville to State Route 151 Raccoon Creek at Moffatts Mill, PA too low 2.3   1.80 -0.5 0.5
88 Raccoon Creek, State Route 151 to State Route 18 Raccoon Creek at Moffatts Mill, PA too low 2.3   1.80 -0.5 0.5
90 Beaver River, New Castle to Wampum Beaver River at Wampum, PA canoeable 3.3   4.18 0.88 1
91 Beaver River, Wampum to Ohio River Beaver River at Beaver Falls, PA canoeable 4.8   5.35 0.55 0.8
92 Connoquenessing Creek, Butler to State Route 68 neat Buhls Station Connoquenessing Creek near Zelienople, PA too low 3.6   1.86 -1.74 0.8
92 Connoquenessing Creek, State Route 68 neat Buhls Station to State Route 528 Connoquenessing Creek near Zelienople, PA too low 2.6   1.86 -0.74 0.8
92 Connoquenessing Creek, Mercer Road (Harmony) to Country Club, Route 65 Connoquenessing Creek near Zelienople, PA canoeable 1.8 3.5 1.86 0.06 0.8
93 Connoquenessing Creek, Country Club to Frisco Connoquenessing Creek near Zelienople, PA canoeable 1.7 3.5 1.86 0.16 0.8
94 Connoquenessing Creek, Frisco to Ellport Park Connoquenessing Creek near Zelienople, PA canoeable 1.6 3 1.86 0.26 0.8
96 Connoquenessing Creek, Ellport Park to Ellwood City Sewer Plant Connoquenessing Creek near Zelienople, PA canoeable 1.6 3 1.86 0.26 0.8
97 Connoquenessing Creek, Ellwood City Sewer Plant to Beaver River Connoquenessing Creek near Zelienople, PA canoeable 1.6   1.86 0.26 0.8
98 Slippery Rock Creek, State Route 173 (Rock Falls Park) to Moores Corners Slippery Rock Creek at Wurtemburg, PA too low 2.2   1.80 -0.4 0.5
99 Slippery Rock Creek, Moores Corners to US Route 19 (Kennedy Mills) Slippery Rock Creek at Wurtemburg, PA too low 1.9   1.80 -0.1 0.5
100 Slippery Rock Creek, US Route 19 (Kennedy Mills) to Rose Point Slippery Rock Creek at Wurtemburg, PA canoeable 1.5   1.80 0.3 0.5
101 Slippery Rock Creek, Rose Point to Breakneck (Eckert Bridge) Slippery Rock Creek at Wurtemburg, PA canoeable 1 1.9 1.80 0.8 0.5
104 Slippery Rock Creek, Breakneck (Eckert Bridge) to Harris Bridge Slippery Rock Creek at Wurtemburg, PA canoeable 1.1 2.4 1.80 0.7 0.5
105 Slippery Rock Creek, Harris Bridge to Ellport Park Slippery Rock Creek at Wurtemburg, PA canoeable 1.3 2.8 1.80 0.5 0.5
108 Wolf Creek, Grove City to Courtneys Mills Slippery Rock Creek at Wurtemburg, PA canoeable 1.6 4.3 1.80 0.2 0.5
109 Wolf Creek, Courtneys Mills to junction Slippery Rock Creek Slippery Rock Creek at Wurtemburg, PA too low 1.9 4.3 1.80 -0.1 0.5
115 Yellow Creek (Butler County), Middle Lancaster to Little Connoquenessing Connoquenessing Creek near Zelienople, PA unknown     1.86   0.8
116 Shenango River, Pymatuning Dam to Greenville Shenango River at Pymatuning Dam, PA canoeable 4.6 5.7 5.08 0.48 0.3
117 Shenango River, Greenville to Hew Hamburg Shenango River near Transfer, PA canoeable 2.3   2.91 0.61 0.3
118 Shenango River, New Hamburg to Sharpsville Dam Shenango River near Transfer, PA canoeable 2.2   2.91 0.71 0.3
119 Shenango River, Sharpsville Dam to West Middlesex Shenango River at Sharpsville, PA canoeable 2.5   3.54 1.04 0.3
120 Shenango River, West Middlesex to Harbor Bridge Shenango River at Sharpsville, PA canoeable 2.5   3.54 1.04 0.3
125 Little Shenango River, Henery Road to Osgood Little Shenango River at Greenville, PA canoeable 2   2.26 0.26 0.8
125 Little Shenango River, Osgood to Greenville Little Shenango River at Greenville, PA canoeable 2   2.26 0.26 0.8
126 Crooked Creek (Mercer County), Hartstown to Osgood Little Shenango River at Greenville, PA canoeable 2   2.26 0.26 0.8
128 Mahoning River, Lowellville to Mahoningtown Mahoning River at Lowellville OH too low 3.7   2.87 -0.83 1
133 Chartiers Creek, Washington to Morganza Chartiers Creek at Carnegie, PA too low 2   1.24 -0.76 0.5
140 Allegheny River, Coudersport to Salamanca Allegheny River at Port Allegany, PA too low 3.1   2.91 -0.19 0.3
140 Allegheny River, Coudersport to Salamanca Allegheny River at Eldred, PA too low 4   3.29 -0.71 0.5
142 Allegheny River, Kinzua Dam to West Monterey Allegheny River at Franklin, PA canoeable 1.7 4.9 4.02 2.32 1
149 Pine Creek (Allegheny County) North Park Lake to Allison Park Little Pine Creek near Etna, PA too low 2.2 3 2.10 -0.1 0.3
150 Pine Creek (Allegheny County) Allison Park to Etna Little Pine Creek near Etna, PA too low 2.2 3 2.10 -0.1 0.3
152 Buffalo Creek (Armstrong County), Worthington to West Winfield Buffalo Creek near Freeport, PA too low 1.7 2.7 -999999 -1000000.7 67
153 Buffalo Creek (Armstrong County), West Winfield to Freeport Buffalo Creek near Freeport, PA too low 1.8 2.9 -999999 -1000000.8 67
155 Kiskiminetas River, Saltsburg to Salina to Apollo Conemaugh River at Tunnelton, PA canoeable 3 6.7 3.35 0.35 0.8
156 Kiskiminetas River, Apollo to Freeport Conemaugh River at Tunnelton, PA canoeable 3 6.7 3.35 0.35 0.8
155 Kiskiminetas River, Saltsburg to Salina to Apollo Kiskiminetas River at Vandergrift, PA canoeable 3.5 8.2 4.08 0.58 1
156 Kiskiminetas River, Apollo to Freeport Kiskiminetas River at Vandergrift, PA canoeable 3.5 8.2 4.08 0.58 1
157 Loyalhanna Creek, Rector to Ligonier Loyalhanna Creek at Kingston, PA too low 4.7 5.7 2.82 -1.88 0.3
158 Loyalhanna Creek, Ligonier to Kingston Dam Loyalhanna Creek at Kingston, PA too low 3.2 5.7 2.82 -0.38 0.3
159 Loyalhanna Creek, Kingston Dam to Latrobe Loyalhanna Creek at Kingston, PA too low 3.4 5.4 2.82 -0.58 0.3
162 Crabtree Creek, Crabtree to New Alexandria Loyalhanna Creek at Kingston, PA too low 4.7   2.82 -1.88 0.3
163 Fourmile Run, State Route 130 to Darlington Loyalhanna Creek at Kingston, PA unknown     2.82   0.3
165 Mill Creek (Westmoreland County), Waterford to Ligonier Loyalhanna Creek at Kingston, PA canoeable   6 2.82   0.3
166 Conemaugh River, Johnstown to New Florence Conemaugh River at Seward, PA too low 3   2.56 -0.44 0.3
167 Conemaugh River, New Florence to Blairsville Conemaugh River at Seward, PA canoeable 2.3 4.1 2.56 0.26 0.3
169 Conemaugh River, Conemaugh Dam to Saltsburg Conemaugh River at Tunnelton, PA canoeable 3 6.7 3.35 0.35 0.8
170 Blacklick Creek, Wehrum to Heshbon Blacklick Creek at Josephine, PA canoeable   3.8 3.74   0.3
171 Blacklick Creek, Heshbon to Josephine Blacklick Creek at Josephine, PA canoeable 3.4 4.2 3.74 0.34 0.3
176 Two Lick Creek, Homer City (State Route 56 Bridge) to Blacklick Bridge Two Lick Creek at Graceton, PA too low 2.6   2.30 -0.3 0.3
179 Yellow Creek, Ferrier Run Road to State Route 954 Bridge Yellow Creek near Homer City, PA too low 2.2   1.86 -0.34 0.8
180 Yellow Creek, State Route 954 Bridge to State Route 56 Bridge Yellow Creek near Homer City, PA too low 2.2   1.86 -0.34 0.8
182 Blacklick Creek, South Branch, Nanty Glo to Vintondale Blacklick Creek at Josephine, PA unknown     3.74   0.3
183 Blacklick Creek, North Branch, State Route 271 to Vintondale Blacklick Creek at Josephine, PA too low 4.4   3.74 -0.66 0.3
187 Little Conemaugh River, South Fork to Johnstown Conemaugh River at Seward, PA unknown     2.56   0.3
191 Stony Creek, Hollsopple to Kring Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA too low 3.2 4.6 2.96 -0.24 0.8
194 Bens Creek, North Fork of Bens Creek to Stony Creek Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA unknown     2.96   0.8
196 Shade Creek, Dark Shade Creek to Sony Creek Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA unknown     2.96   0.8
199 Dark Shade Creek, Cairnbrook to Clear Shade Creek Stonycreek River at Ferndale, PA unknown     2.96   0.8
202 Crooked Creek, Creekside to Shelocta Crooked Creek at Idaho, PA canoeable 2.7 5.1 2.86 0.16 0.5
202 Crooked Creek, Shelocta to Girty Crooked Creek at Idaho, PA too low 3 4.7 2.86 -0.14 0.5
204 Crooked Creek, Girty to Cochrans Mills Crooked Creek at Idaho, PA canoeable 2.7 4.3 2.86 0.16 0.5
212 Mahoning Creek, Big Run (Upper Bridge) to Punxsutawney (State Route 436 Bridge) Mahoning Creek at Punxsutawney, PA unknown     1.38   0.3
213 Mahoning Creek, Punxsutawney (State Route 436 Bridge) to Lower Valier Bridge Mahoning Creek at Punxsutawney, PA unknown     1.38   0.3
214 Mahoning Creek, Valier to State Route 839 Access Area (Milton Loop Boat Launch) Little Mahoning Creek at McCormick, PA unknown     2.00   0.8
216 Mahoning Creek, Mahoning Dam to Putneyville Mahoning Creek at Mahoning Creek Dam, PA too low 2.8 3.9 1.92 -0.88 0.3
218 Mahoning Creek, Putneyville to Allegheny River Mahoning Creek at Mahoning Creek Dam, PA too low 3   1.92 -1.08 0.3
221 Little Mahoning Creek, Upstream of US Route 119 to State Route 210 Little Mahoning Creek at McCormick, PA too low 3   2.00 -1 0.8
222 Little Mahoning Creek, State Route 210 to McCormick Little Mahoning Creek at McCormick, PA too low 3   2.00 -1 0.8
222 Little Mahoning Creek, McCormick to State Route 954 (Smicksburg) Little Mahoning Creek at McCormick, PA too low 3   2.00 -1 0.8
223 Little Mahoning Creek, State Route 954 (Smicksburg) to the 'Forks' Junction with Mahoning Little Mahoning Creek at McCormick, PA too low 3   2.00 -1 0.8
225 Red Bank Creek, Brookville to Summerville Redbank Creek at St. Charles, PA too low 7.1   3.28 -3.82 0.8
226 Red Bank Creek, Summerville to New Bethlehem Redbank Creek at St. Charles, PA too low 3.8 5.6 3.28 -0.52 0.8
227 Red Bank Creek, New Bethlehem to Allegheny River Redbank Creek at St. Charles, PA too low 3.6 6.9 3.28 -0.32 0.8
229 Little Sandy Creek (Jefferson County), Worthville to Mayport (Red Blank Creek) Redbank Creek at St. Charles, PA unknown     3.28   0.8
231 Red Bank Creek, North Fork, Richardsville to Dr. Walter W. Dick Park in Brookville Redbank Creek at St. Charles, PA unknown     3.28   0.8
233 Sandy Lick Creek, Reynoldsville to Brookville Redbank Creek at St. Charles, PA unknown     3.28   0.8
234 Mill Creek (Jefferson County), Allen Mills to Port Barnett Redbank Creek at St. Charles, PA unknown     3.28   0.8
236 Clarion River, Johnsonburg to Ridgway Clarion River at Johnsonburg, PA too low 2.3   2.07 -0.23 0.3
237 Clarion River, Ridgway to Cooksburg Clarion River at Ridgway, PA canoeable 2.9   3.39 0.49 1
238 Clarion River, Cooksburg to Mill Creek Clarion River at Cooksburg, PA canoeable 2.3   2.62 0.32 1
241 Toby Creek (Clarion County), State Route 1013 to State Game Lands 72 Clarion River at Cooksburg, PA unknown     2.62   1
242 Toby Creek (Clarion County), State Game Lands 72 to Clarion Lake Clarion River at Cooksburg, PA unknown     2.62   1
243 Mill Creek (Clarion County), 2nd Bridge below State Route 949 to Clarion Lake Clarion River at Cooksburg, PA unknown     2.62   1
245 Millstone Creek, West Branch, Forest Service Road 130 to Clarion River Clarion River at Ridgway, PA canoeable   9.5 3.39   1
246 Millstone Creek, East Branch, Gurgling Run to Loleta Recreation Area Clarion River at Ridgway, PA unknown     3.39   1
247 Millstone Creek, East Branch, Loleta Recreation Area to Clarion River Clarion River at Ridgway, PA unknown     3.39   1
248 Spring Creek, Duhring to Hallton West Branch Clarion River at Wilcox, PA unknown     1.18   0.3
249 Spring Creek, East Branch, Pigs Ear to Duhring Clarion River at Ridgway, PA unknown     3.39   1
250 Bear Creek (Elk County), Forest Service Road 339 to Junction with Clarion at Arroyo Clarion River at Ridgway, PA unknown     3.39   1
251 Little Toby Creek (Elk County), Brockway to Clarion River West Branch Clarion River at Wilcox, PA unknown     1.18   0.3
252 Mill Creek (Elk County), State Route 948 to Ridgway Reservoir West Branch Clarion River at Wilcox, PA unknown     1.18   0.3
253 Mill Creek (Elk County), Ridgway Reservoir to Clarion River West Branch Clarion River at Wilcox, PA unknown     1.18   0.3
253 Elk Creek, Daguscahonda to Ridgway West Branch Clarion River at Wilcox, PA unknown     1.18   0.3
256 Clarion River, West Branch, Rocky Run to Johnsonburg West Branch Clarion River at Wilcox, PA too low 2 2.9 1.18 -0.82 0.3
256 Clarion River, East Branch, Glen Hazel to Johnsonburg Clarion River at Ridgway, PA canoeable 2   3.39 1.39 1
258 Sandy Creek, Goddard State Park to Raymilton Oil Creek at Rouseville, PA unknown     2.43   0.3
259 Sandy Creek, Raymilton to Pecan Oil Creek at Rouseville, PA unknown     2.43   0.3
260 South Sandy Creek, State Game Lands 39 to Pecan Oil Creek at Rouseville, PA unknown     2.43   0.3
261 East Sandy Creek, Van to Allegheny River Oil Creek at Rouseville, PA unknown     2.43   0.3
265 French Creek, Union City Dam to Cambridge Springs French Creek near Union City, PA canoeable 2.3 5 3.18 0.88 0.3
265 French Creek, Cambridge Springs to Seagertown French Creek at Meadville, PA canoeable 2.6   4.51 1.91 0.8
266 French Creek, Seagertown to Meadville to Cochranton French Creek at Meadville, PA canoeable 2.6   4.51 1.91 0.8
267 French Creek, Cochranton to Utica French Creek at Utica, PA canoeable 1.6 5.5 4.17 2.57 0.5
268 French Creek, Utica to Franklin French Creek at Utica, PA canoeable 1.6 5.5 4.17 2.57 0.5
269 Sugar Creek, Cooperstown to French Creek Oil Creek at Rouseville, PA unknown     2.43   0.3
271 Sugar Creek, East Branch, Wallaceville to Cooperstown Oil Creek at Rouseville, PA unknown     2.43   0.3
276 Cussewago Creek, Crossingvikke to Crosley Road French Creek at Meadville, PA canoeable 2.1   4.51 2.41 0.8
276 Cussewago Creek, Crosley Road to Dennys Corner (State Route 2034) French Creek at Meadville, PA canoeable 2.1   4.51 2.41 0.8
276 Cussewago Creek, Dennys Corner (State Route 2034) to Meadville French Creek at Meadville, PA canoeable 2.1   4.51 2.41 0.8
277 Oil Creek, Centerville to Titusville Oil Creek at Rouseville, PA too low 3.2 5.2 2.43 -0.77 0.3
277 Oil Creek, Titusville to Rouseville Oil Creek at Rouseville, PA too low 2.6 5.2 2.43 -0.17 0.3
279 Pithole Creek, Pithole to Oleopolis Oil Creek at Rouseville, PA unknown     2.43   0.3
281 Tionesta Creek, Sheffield to Lynch Tionesta Creek at Lynch, PA too low 2.8   1.13 -1.67 0.8
282 Tionesta Creek, Lynch to Kellettville Tionesta Creek at Lynch, PA too low 2.1   1.13 -0.97 0.8
283 Tionesta Creek, Kellettville to Nebraska Bridge Tionesta Creek at Lynch, PA too low 2.1   1.13 -0.97 0.8
285 Salmon Creek, Forest Service Road 128 to Forest Service Road 145 Clarion River at Cooksburg, PA unknown     2.62   1
286 Salmon Creek, Forest Service Road 145 to Kellettville Clarion River at Cooksburg, PA unknown     2.62   1
291 Kinzua Creek, Westline to Forest Service Road 150 (Meade Run) Kinzua Creek near Guffey, PA too low 3.1   2.40 -0.7 1
303 Youghioghney River, Swallow Falls State Park to Sang Run (""The Top Yough"" Youghioghney River at Hoyes, MD
YOUGHIOGHENY RIVER AT HOYES, MD *******
too high 0.8 2.7 2.91 2.11 0.3
305 Youghioghney River, Sang Run to Friendsville, MD ""The Upper Yough"" Youghioghney River at Hoyes, MD
YOUGHIOGHENY RIVER AT HOYES, MD *******
too high 1.8 2.8 2.91 1.11 0.3
308 Youghiogheny River, Confluence to OhioPyle (The Middle Yough) Youghiogheny River below Confluence, PA canoeable 1.8 3.5 2.76 0.96 0.3
311 Youghiogheny River, OhioPyle to Bruner Run (The Lower Yough) Youghiogheny River below Confluence, PA canoeable 1.4 3.5 2.76 1.36 0.3
311 Youghiogheny River, Bruner Run to South Connellsville Youghiogheny River below Confluence, PA unknown     2.76   0.3
314 Youghiogheny River, South Connellsville to Dawson Youghiogheny River at Connellsville, PA canoeable 2.1 4.5 3.06 0.96 0.8
315 Youghiogheny River, Dawson to Whitsett Youghiogheny River at Connellsville, PA canoeable 2.1 4.8 3.06 0.96 0.8
316 Youghiogheny River, Whitsett to McKeesport (The Bottom Yough) Youghiogheny River at Connellsville, PA unknown     3.06   0.8
322 Jacobs Creek, Chaintown to town of Jacobs Creek at Youghiogheny River Youghiogheny River at Connellsville, PA too low 4.7 6.9 3.06 -1.64 0.8
326 Indian Creek, Jones Mills to Indianhead Lake on State Route 381 Laurel Hill Creek at Ursina, PA unknown     1.31   0.5
327 Indian Creek, Indianhead Lake on State Route 381 to Youghiogheny River at Camp Carmel Laurel Hill Creek at Ursina, PA unknown     1.31   0.5
328 Meadow Run, State Route 381 to State Route 2011 Laurel Hill Creek at Ursina, PA unknown     1.31   0.5
329 Meadow Run, State Route 2011 to Youghiogheny River Laurel Hill Creek at Ursina, PA unknown     1.31   0.5
330 US 40 Grantsville, Md. to Salisbury, Pa. Casselman River at Markleton, PA unknown     1.83   0.5
331 Casselman River, Salisbury to Garrett Casselman River at Markleton, PA unknown     1.83   0.5
332 Casselman River, Garrett to Rockwood Casselman River at Markleton, PA too low 2.1 3.8 1.83 -0.27 0.5
334 Casselman River, Rockwood to Markleton Casselman River at Markleton, PA too low 2 3.6 1.83 -0.17 0.5
335 Casselman River, Markleton to Fort Hill Casselman River at Markleton, PA too low 1.9 3.6 1.83 -0.07 0.5
338 Casselman River, Fort Hill to Harnedsville Casselman River at Markleton, PA too low 1.9 4.2 1.83 -0.07 0.5
339 Casselman River, Harnedsville to Confluence Casselman River at Markleton, PA too low 1.9 4.2 1.83 -0.07 0.5
340 Laurel Hill Creek, Laurel Hill State Park to Whipkey Dam Laurel Hill Creek at Ursina, PA too low 2.2   1.31 -0.89 0.5
341 Laurel Hill Creek, Whipkey Dam to Ursina Laurel Hill Creek at Ursina, PA too low 2 3.3 1.31 -0.69 0.5
339 Whites Creek, Unamis to Harnedsville Casselman River at Markleton, PA unknown     1.83   0.5
349 Redstone Creek, Smock to Albany Redstone Creek at Waltersburg, PA canoeable 0.8   2.19 1.39 0.3
353 Ten Mile Creek, Marinna to Clarksville Marianna, PA
*******
unknown     Unkown    
355 Ten Mile Creek South Fork, Wansesburg to Jeffeson South Fork Tenmile Creek at Jefferson, PA canoeable 2   3.88 1.88  
356 Ten Mile Creek South Fork, Jeffeson to Clarksville South Fork Tenmile Creek at Jefferson, PA canoeable 2   3.88 1.88  
361 Cheat River, Parsons to Rowlesburg Cheat river near Parsons, WV too high 2.9 5 5.12 2.22 0.3
369 Big Sandy Creek, Bruceton Mills to Rockville ""The Upper Big Sandy Big Sandy Creek at Rockville, Wv too low 5.8 7 3.93 -1.87 1
370 Big Sandy Creek, Rockville to Jenkins Bridge ""The Lower Big Sandy Big Sandy Creek at Rockville, Wv too low 5.8 6.5 3.93 -1.87 1
378 Black Fork, Hendricks to Parsons Cheat river near Parsons, WV canoeable 4 6 5.12 1.12 0.3
378 Blackwatr River Blackwater River at Davis, WV too low 2.5 3.5 2.29 -0.21 0.5
379 Dry Fork, Harman to Jenningston Dry Fork at Hendricks, WV canoeable 3   3.11 0.11 0.5
379 Dry Fork, Jenningston to Hendricks Dry Fork at Hendricks, WV canoeable 3   3.11 0.11 0.5
380 Glady Fork, Evenwood to Panther Camp Run Dry Fork at Hendricks, WV too low 3.7   3.11 -0.59 0.5
380 Laurel Fork, US Route 33 to Jenningston Dry Fork at Hendricks, WV too low 3.7   3.11 -0.59 0.5
381 Tygart Valley River, Noton to Junior ""The Loop"" Tygart Valley River at Belington, WV too low 4 5 3.48 -0.52 0.5
382 Tygart Valley River, Belington to mouth of Buckhannon ""The Gorge"" Tygart Valley River at Belington, WV canoeable 2.5 6.8 3.48 0.98 0.5
382 Tygart Valley River, 2 miles above Arden to Big Cove Run ""The Arden Section"" Tygart Valley River at Philippi, WV canoeable 2.5 4.5 3.50 1 1

Notes:

  1. The low column represents the lowest possible stage reading at which the canoe trip is reported runnable. The high column, if available, represents the highest possible stage reading at which the canoe trip is reported runnable. These data are from Canoeing Guide to Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia, unpublished Ninth Edition circa 2000, © copyright Pittsburgh Council American Youth Hostel. Used with permission. Note: This data is over 15 years and maybe out of date. Some of the low and high data are more reliable than others. The book mentions when the data are tentative. You should check the book before relying on the data in the above table. The Canoeing Guide has valuable information about each canoe trip. It is highly recommend that you use the book along with this table. The page numbers from the 1991 Edition are listed for your convenience.

  2. You should consider the flow rate as well as the stage when you determine if a stream is runnable. Appendix F in Canoeing Guide to Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia gives detailed information about using gauge data.

  3. The Army Corps of Engineers maintains an excellent page about the Youghiogheny River's condition at the Yough Weekend Recreational Outlook page.

  4. Each gauge in the gauge column links to the USGS page for that gauge. This page gives flow rates, graphs of gauge data over the past week, and other useful information.

  5. The author of this program accepts no liability for the reliability or applicability of this data. Check the two sources of this data for their liability statements, if they have any.

  6. Send corrections to Roy Weil at gaugeTable@canoedraft.shaw-weil.com

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