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US Geological Survey Gauges

 *Allegheny River

*Projected Allegheny water levels

*French Creek

*Oil Creek

*Slippery Rock Creek

*Kinzua Dam in Warren PA

The place to stay in Franklin Pa.

*Charming large Victorian home with Allegheny river view

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.

*Unofficial Allegheny River Canoeing Website.

*Western Pa. Solo Canoe Rendezvous

*Butler outdoor club

*Erie outing club

*Clevelands foremost paddling club

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

*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)

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

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

*Sea kayak sourceing site

Guide Services

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

*Jeff Knapps Guide service website

Outdoor Fun Information Sites

*United States Canoe association paddling events finder.

*Hiker Central is a wealth of info for any outdoor enthusiast.

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

*Unofficial Allegheny River Canoeing Website.

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

Restaurants and Breweries

*Trails to Ales (local brewery and food) (814) 346-0147

Trails to Ales

*Bella Cucina (Classy bistro feel) (814) 432-4955

Bella Cucina

*Benjamin’s Roadhouse (Eatery with good view of town center) (814) 432-7010

Benjamin’s Roadhouse

*Amazing Food (homemade w/ love breakfast & lunch) (814) 437-3663

Amazing Foods

*Liberty Street Ale House (pub & restaurant) (814) 437-1115

Liberty Street Ale House

*Kings Family Rest. (Chain) (814) 437-6997

Kings family Restaurant

*Eat N’ Park (Chain) (814) 432-3352

Eat n’ Park

*Leonardo’s (American Italian) (814) 432-8421


*Foxtales (pub & restaurant, fun atmosphere) (814) 437-6636

Foxtales Pub

*Dawndi’s (golf clubhouse and restaurant, great views) (814) 432-3900


*Primo Barones (Airport Eatery, Italian American) (814) 432-2588

Primo Barones

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

French creek Kayaks located in Utica Pennsylvania nestled on French creek.