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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Canoeing French Creek NWPA

Thinking of doing an overnighter fron Cochranton to Franklin. Anybody familliar with this stretch that can give some input? I know there are some islands below Utica to camp on but info is pretty sparse. Thanks for any help!
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Re: Canoeing French Creek NWPA

i too would be interested in input..
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Re: Canoeing French Creek NWPA

not 110% sure but I think you would blow through that stretch pretty quick. may want to considers starting higher near Meadville and staying overnight around Cochranton
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Re: Canoeing French Creek NWPA

Twenty of us ended up going last weekend June 5&6. Started out at a camp a couple of miles up from Cochranton. Down to the Franklin launch was about 23 miles. Stayed on the first island below Utica. The water was up about a foot and a half and pretty muddy. Still cought a few fish though. What a night Saturday was! We got 3 to 4 inches of rain and gale force winds all night. The water level was great-I think at normal levels we would have had some good walks through the shallows. All in all it was a good trip. We'll have to try it once on normal water to see how it is before we permanantly add it to our list of floats.
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Re: Canoeing French Creek NWPA

My grandparents built a place on French Creek, 1 mile north of Cochranton, just south of Shaws Landing. was in the family until 2005. My stepmother sold it after my Dad died.

I always remember the canoes coming down the creek all the time, as I was racing around in 12ft with 9.9
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