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Tionesta to Emlenton

Planning a run down the Allegheny here shortly and Ive done the dam to Tionesta several times and am very familiar with that section, what I am trying to find is any information on camping, resupply, hazards, etc. from Tionesta to Emlenton. Thanks

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having my families camp below kennerdale(town on the river), some private landowners will let passerby's stay a night on their riverfronts. best thing is to ask if you can stay and clean up. for a long time we wouldn't due to broken beer bottles and trash. police your trash and no bottles turned into a house rule. busted glass and river don't mix, if your drinking anything take cans(imo). respect the landowner and they will be more than respectful of your trip on the river wild. btw the scenery from kennerdale to emlenton is awesome, possible to see an eagle or 3. take your fishing tackle too fishing is amazing

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Re: Tionesta to Emlenton

We used to drift from Franklin to Kennerdell and camp overnight on the big island. I think it was around 7 miles downstream from Franklin. There is some great walleye and smallmouth bass fishing through that stretch of river.

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john, we thought the fishing would close up after the "new" power plant near st greogre eddy, but omg it went hot. if you can get down that far try

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like john said the island have some nice camping we stayed on the sand island too now we just boat up and camp over nite for something to due

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any suggestions on re-supplying

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Re: Tionesta to Emlenton

I don't really have any suggestions other than there is a Giant Eagle right along the river in Oil City. You could stop there to stock up on food.

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Re: Tionesta to Emlenton

Try checking out the Fish & Boat Commission website for some info:

http://fishandboat.com/watertrails/trailindex.htm

The Trail Maps and Guides are really helpful. Looks like its about 64 miles from Tionesta to Emlenton so that might make for a 3 day trip. We did 2 days from Franklin to Emlenton before but stopped alot to swim and enjoy the scenery. We stayed overnight at Kennerdell but there are islands along the way that you can use as well.

Also, paddling.net has alot of info and some user submitted trip reports.

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Re: Tionesta to Emlenton

There is a primitive camp site on public land across from Kennerdale. There is also a camping area between Kennerdale and Emlenton near the Westminister Church camp. I did that trip as a kid.

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Re: Tionesta to Emlenton

From Tionesta we would canoe down to Reno and camp opposite the 62 side. Just ahead of that as John said there is a Giant Eagle and Stublers Beer Depot side by side across the river from Oil City. After a night in Reno we would canoe to Kennerdell and camp by Denison Run. There is a small rapid below Reno and not much other hazardous water as I remember and not much water flowing this summer. Make sure to stop at Indian God Rock just above Hootin Holler. Drag some shiners along the way and sure to catch a few eye's.

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