Allegheny River Boating Program: West Hickory-Tionesta

Cook Forest State Park will be conducting a 6.6 mile interpretive canoeing program on the Allegheny River.  We will be putting in at the West Hickory bridge boat launch, and plan on making stops at King and Baker Islands highlighting magnificent bottomland forests found in the Allegheny River Islands Wilderness Area.  King Island represents the finest stand of large stature sycamore and silver maple on the upper stretches of the Allegheny, with Baker Island boasting the tallest known sycamore in Northwestern Pennsylvania, even after surviving the 1985 derecho that tore into the surrounding countryside.  Fishing is excellent here, so don’t forget your fishing poles!  We will meet promptly at the Park Office and car-pool to the starting point in West Hickory.  Remember to bring protective footwear, rain gear, and change of clothes.  Cost is $50/boat with check or money order made out to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Lunch will be provided to those who register by 8/10 by calling the Park Office at (814)744-8407.  Prior kayak participants receive a 50% discount.  Space is limited, so please reserve early. 

Saturday, August 12 at 8:30am to 4:30pm

Cook Forest State Park
113 River Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120

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