Has anyone ever floated down the Pa grand canyon before. I see a lot of folks put in at asonia and float down to Blackwell. Are there places to put in higher than asonia? Are there places to camp along the way. I am looking to do this end of April or beginning of May.
A few buddies and myself have been kayaking the canyon every year for the past 6 or 7 years. We usually go at the end of May or early June if the water conditions are good. We stay at a campgound in Gaines and put in there. There are many campsites along the stream but I think you may need a permit from the state if you are camping. We don't camp but see others that do. Good luck and have fun. It is a great trip
The BSA troop I am with is going to do Kinzu to Emlenton (107 map miles we are going a bit farther) in early June and we have done a lot on this strech of the Alegehenny, might want to branch out some.
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I was on a website yesterday that had a map of the canyon, I also did google earth and it had a pretty good map. I am probably going to call one of the state organizations and find out about camping on state forest. not sure of all the rules on that.
In the last few years there was only one year that the water was too low and one time the water was very high and we didn't go those years. The stream varies with rainfall quickly so it is hard to tell what the conditions will be like.
I did the trip back in the 70's with the boy scouts. Several areas to camp along the way; however that may have changed by now. I was up in the area hiking this September and water was real low. Last weekend my son just got done kayaking the Youghiogheny in Ohiopyle (above and below the falls). This summer he did the falls with a couple friends. I'll ask him about the grand canyon. If he has not done it I'm sure he will. He may be looking for others to do it together.
If you want to go higher, you can put in at Galeton, right below the dam, near the sewer plant. Thats 13 miles of water between there and Ansonia. Once you meet up with Marsh creek, you turn south into the gorge. Tiadaghton is your next stop in the middle of the gorge. After that, it's Blackwell at the bridge.