USGS

US Geological Survey Gauges

 *Allegheny River

*Projected Allegheny water levels

*French Creek

*Oil Creek

*Slippery Rock Creek

*Kinzua Dam in Warren PA

American Whitewater Gauges

*Slippery Rock Creek   Put-in is 45 minutes South of Franklin, but it is the most fun water in the area. Class II- III+ Great for learning fundamentals of whitewater.

*East Sandy Creek   Put-in is 15 minutes East from Franklin, PA Class I- II Runs during the Fall and Spring

*Mill Creek   Put-in is 20 minutes South from Franklin, PA Class II- III Runs in Fall and Spring

Clubs and Organizations

*The PA Boat and Fish Commission site will give you a general idea
on  nearby water systems and trips in the Keystone State. Maps are
also available.

http://www.fish.state.pa.us/mpag1.htm

*Unofficial Allegheny River Canoeing Website.

http://www.theallegheny.com/canoeing.html

*Western Pa. Solo Canoe Rendezvous

http://www.wpascr.org/

*Butler outdoor club

http://www.butleroutdoorclub.org/

*Erie outing club

http://www.erieoutingclub.org/

*Three Rivers Paddling club

http://www.threeriverspaddlingclub.com/

*Clevelands foremost paddling club

http://www.keelhauler.org

*Trying to keep the Shenango river accessible for all of us!

http://www.shenangoriverwatchers.org/

*Pittsburgh Whitewater kayak Crew

http://gotboof.blogspot.com/

*Father and Daughter Canoe and Kayak racing.

http://alleghenyrivercompetitivepaddlers.sports.officelive.com/
default.aspx

*Whitewater in Oil City?! Help make it a reality.

http://www.ocwhitewater.com/

*Trumball Canoe Trails, is a group of paddlers supporting the
Trumball county area that is covered in water! If you have interest
in joining contact Alan (president)

http://www.trumbullcanoetrails.org/

*Non-Profit organization to keep us paddling free rivers.

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/

*”Professional” Certifications, leaders, best in the industry.

http://www.americancanoe.org/

*Sea kayak sourceing site

http://www.seekayak.com/Businesses/Retail/East_Coast/

Guide Services

*Local, Venango County Allegheny River tours. Top notch trips with Capt. Bob.

http://www.parivertours.com/

*Elite guide service on the middle Allegheny River, specializing in
musky. guide:  Red Childress

http://www.alleghenyguideservice.com/

*Jeff Knapps Guide service website

http://www.keystoneconnection.com/

Outdoor Fun Information Sites

*United States Canoe association paddling events finder.

http://www.uscanoe.com/EventsSearchRegions.cfm

*Hiker Central is a wealth of info for any outdoor enthusiast.
http://www.hikercentral.com/metros/36340.html

*Looking for new gear? The ultimate outdoor gear review site.

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/

*Unofficial Allegheny River Canoeing Website.

http://www.theallegheny.com/canoeing.html

*KayakOnline is a great source to peruse for kayak model and
manufacturer info as well as a dealer nationwide directory

http://www.kayakonline.com/

Restaurants and Breweries

*North Country Brewing is located 40 miles south east of us but is worth the travel if you crave a good homebrewed pint and a fantastic meal with cozy and warm atmosphere.

http://www.northcountrybrewing.com/welcome.htm

*Fresh made Breakfast and lunches plus catering. Family owned and operated, just like me! open Monday thru Friday.

http://www.amazingfoodscatering.com/

*Blue Canoe Brewery is located in Titusville about 20 miles North East of our shop. They care Pub fare and fresh Micro brewed Goodness!

http://thebluecanoebrewery.com/

Press and Fanfare

Flattering article written by Linda Steiner on the ins’ and outs’ of choosing your first kayak.

http://www.fish.state.pa.us/anglerboater/2011ab/vol80num2_marapr/07kayak.pdf

Article on Winter kayaking by Katie Chreist in Lake Erie Lifestyles Magazine.

http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090227/LEL07/302259853

Article on Dressing for winter Kayaking by Darl Black in Pa Boater and Angler Mag.

http://www.fish.state.pa.us/anglerboater/2008/01janfeb/feat2cold.pdf

Article on French Creek in the Erie Times

http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081004/NEWS02/310041397

Article Written by My neighbor, Pete Greene about his Kayaking Experiences.

http://venangoland.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html

Local Canoe and Kayak Rentals

O.A.R.S. on the Allegheny located at the boat launch in Franklin has all your canoe and kayak rental needs covered, whether your interested in a small intimate group trip or something fun to do for an entire club, church or organization.  Check his website for rates and launch times.  PLEASE call him for rates and details. His phone no. is 1-814-388-9122

http://www.oarsontheallegheny.com/

Carried Away Recreation kayak and canoe rentals on the Shenango River in between Pymatuning and Greenville, PA. They have entry level to premium Kayaks and canoes available to suit your taste.

http://carriedawayrecreation.com/