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Allegheny River Canoe Rentals are Plentiful
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Kinzua Dam and Big Bend Canoe Launch
Welcome! Each photograph in this series
of web pages leads downstream from the Kinzua Dam.
This is the most popular trip in the area. To get an idea
of what you might see and do, just click on each photo.
Canoe livery services in  
Warren, Pennsylvania ,
Tidioute,and Tionesta will
bring your equipment and
paddlers right to the launch at
the Big Bend Visitors' Center
on Kinzua Road (Route 59)
just below the Kinzua Dam.
New!   Catered
Kayaking for Women.
On 8 different
Wednesdays this
summer and fall,
Allegheny Outfitters is
offering "Women on the
Water," a special service
just for beginners.
Package includes lunch,
instruction, equipment,
and camaraderie.
details here.
Kinzua Dam in the Allegheny National Forest
Design your own expedition easily by
renting equipment in Warren at  
Allegheny Outfitters downtown on
Pennsylvania Avenue or their original
livery service in Tidioute at
 Indian Waters
offers  one, two, and three day trips
ranging from 5 to 45 miles of canoeing,
several starting right here at the dam.

Downstream in Tionesta three canoe
services offer reasonable rates.  
Adventures offer transportation to Big
Bend at the dam  for overnight trips. Also
check out
 overnight trips at Allegheny
Wilderness Outfitters in Tionesta.

Farther downstream in Franklin a new
Outdoor Allegheny River
Services (or O.A.R.S.) will get you from
there to Emlenton in style. They also have
info on French Creek.

For Conewango Creek paddling, consult
Conewango Kayak Canoe Rentals for a
one of a kind adventure.

Ready to buy your own canoe or already
have one? Get all the gear you need at
Allegheny Outfitters or in nearby
Youngsville at  
Wiggers Canoes or try
Wiegel on the Water in Franklin.
The U.S. Congress
has designated
Kinzua Dam to
Warren and from
the Buckaloons Recreation Area
to Tionesta--  as a "Recreation
Waterway" under
The Federal Wild
and Scenic Rivers
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Allegheny River Canoeing at Kinzua Dam