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Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

WW: Lower Yough Class III

  • June 17, 2023
  • June 18, 2023
  • Ohiopyle, PA

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WW:  Lower Yough Class III 

June 17th thru 18th

Trip Sponsor: Jeff Stejskal 

Always a great trip! The beauty of the Highlands area is renowned and the location of two Frank Lloyd Wright architectural gems.  The Lower Yough is one of the best known whitewater runs in the eastern United States.  Since there is a reservoir upstream, it reliably runs during the entire warm water paddling season, in most years. The Lower Yough is 7.5 miles of Class III whitewater rapids. It is considered a “drop & pool” river: the rapids are separated by calm deep pools, allowing you to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery.

Required Equipment:  Helmet, Spray Skirt, Paddle, PFD, Wetsuit or Dry suite depending on air/water temperature and Whitewater boat.  Dress for the swim.

Required Skills:  Be able to perform a wet exit with a spray skirt.  But better for the group to have paddlers that have a pool roll or a combat roll.  This is a step up from the Class II rivers of Big Pine and East Race.

Camping locationTall Oaks Campground which is now owned by Wilderness Voyageurs.  Campsite are $16 per person and can be reserved online or by calling 1-800-272-4141.  I have not reserved a Field site this year because of the cost. 

Address544 Camp Riamo Rd, Farmington, PA 15437

Other trip costs Launch passes which are $10 per person required on the weekend.  You need buy a pass both Saturday and Sunday.  

Formal trip details will be sent out to the registrants before the event.

Contact Jeff Stejskal with any questions.  Email address:

River info and other links

Lower Yough American Whitewater

Lower Yough Rapid Map

Progression of Rivers

Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

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