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In Saltsburg, there are also three rivers – Conemaugh, Kiskiminetas and Loyalhanna. Each river offers a distinct paddling experience, and we offer a variety of excursions on each of the rivers that can last from one hour to an entire day. Before we recommend a trip to your group, we will gain an understanding of the level of experience of the participants and the overall plans for the day. Is a picnic desired? Are scout badges being earned? Would the group enjoy understanding the history or wildlife of the area? Does the group want a guide?
The rivers offer strictly recreational paddling (as compared to adventure waters such as the Youghiogheny). We safely have paddled people on the water from ages 2 to 72. Our packages include boat rental, life jacket and paddle usage, all vehicular transportation between Saltsburg and the river, and paddling instruction.
Guided Water Trip:
As an alternative to river excursions, we offer a self-guided water trail on Loyalhanna Lake – the Black Willow Water Trail. You will receive a brochure that explains some of the many features seen along the mile-long water trail. A map within the brochure will guide you from trail marker to trial marker. The water trail includes interpretive signs on the river’s geography and history, as well as the abundance of local plants and wildlife. A with the river excursions, all equipment and transportation is provided.
Regardless of what trip is selected, our commitment is to assist in helping your group have the most enjoyable experience possible on our beautiful rivers and trails.
Some of Our Most Popular Trips
|A.||Conemaugh Dam to Saltsburg||7.5 miles|
|B.||Saltsburg to Apollo||12 miles|
|C.||Loyalhanna Dam to Saltsburg||~3 miles|
|D.||Saltsburg to Avonmore||4.5 miles|
|E.||Saltsburg to Salina||6 miles|
|F.||Loyalhanna Dam to Avonmore||~8 miles|
*Times of trips vary according to conditions, experience, and many other factors. Contact us for guidance.