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
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
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.
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.
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.
Try from Kinzua Dam to Tidioute or if time permits Oil City and camp on the Islands. It is a completely different River than south. Don't get me wrong both sections are beautiful and something to see. My hunting buddy has a camp in Kennerdell and I have a camp in the tailwaters of Kinzua and this is the time of year to take advantage of this great Natural Resource. It has been so hot that Mrs. Kinzua and I take our cooler and lawn chairs and sit in the River enjoying adult soda pops and cigar or two watching parched boaters floating by.