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B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Boat): Portland Mills - Arroyo

Bring your own boat, beverage, and… bananas, for an interpretive guided float down the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River.  This 6-mile historical program is for experienced paddlers only.  This section of river is rich in local history.  We will pass evidence of the old log booms & mills at Portland Mills as well as bridge remnants of the Clarion River Railway.  Come see where John Cobb’s mill was located before he was flooded out at Beech Bottom.  Bald eagles & osprey often make an appearance on this secluded     wilderness float.  We will meet promptly at the Park Office and travel to the starting point.  Don’t forget your fishing poles!  Cost is $40/boat payable by cash, check, or money order made out to ‘Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’.  Folks must pre-register at the Park Office at (814)744-8407 or cookforestsp@pa.govby 6/22.  Registration limited to 10 boats.  Prior Cook Forest kayak training participants receive a 50%      discount.  Register early, available spots go fast.  See you on the river! 

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 8:00am to 4:00pm

Cook Forest State Park
100 RT 36, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120


State Parks


Educational Programs, Get Outdoors PA, History

Outdoor Activities

Boating/Paddling, Canoeing/Flatwater Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking and Walking, Wildlife Watching/Birding


Pennsylvania Wilds

Target Audience

Veterans, Volunteers, Teachers/Educators, Forest Landowners, Families, Teens

Exact Location

Park Office

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