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Old 09-04-2018, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Allegheny River and camping

Allegheny River
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Please let us know if you will be paddling so we know who to look for.

We will be camping and paddling on the Allegheny River in the Allegheny National Forest in September.
For those who do not want to camp we will meet in the Buckaloons parking lot at 10 am Saturday morning and shuttle from there.
For those camping you have a choice of sites: with electric $23.00
Or without: $18.00 per day. There is also a $5.00 charge if you need to leave a car in the parking lot.
We usually cook and eat as a group if you would like to join us contact Pinky at 330-509-4262 to find out what too bring.


Buckaloons Campground sits at the confluence of the Allegheny River, Brokenstraw Creek and Irvine Run in northwestern Pennsylvania.
The Allegheny National Forest covers nearly half a million acres and is populated primarily with black cherry, maple and other hardwoods. The Kinzua Dam, built in 1965, impounds the Allegheny River to form the 25-mile-long Allegheny Reservoir.
Once the site of an Indian trading post, the Buckaloons Recreation Center has numerous apple trees through the area, as well as mixed hardwoods.
Water activities are the biggest draw to Buckaloons Recreation Center, including canoeing, kayaking, rafting and boating.
Facilities:
Buckaloons Recreation Area offers 57 family campsites, two double sites and a group tent site. Amenities include both flush and vault toilets, a pressurized water system, and hot showers
Getting There:
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.83972, -79.25639
4150'23"N, 7915'23"W

Just south of US Routes 6 and 62, turn right on first road, and left into the recreation area.
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Information: (814)563-4043
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I will be there. I have reserved site 37.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:47 PM   #3
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OK , Stan see you there.

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We are buying the food for the campout so it will be easier. We will divide the amount and let everyone know their cost. Lunch is still your responsibility. Make sure you let us know if you are camping so the amount will be correct so far we have heard from: Jody and Mark, Ron Eells, Sue R, Mary Kane, Eric, Dee Dee, Greg and Leslie, and Stanley.
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What is the plan for that day's paddle? Tom and I are thinking of joining in just for Saturday but need to figure out departure time from home. Thanks!

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Darla, We are meeting at Buckaloons campground at 10 am Saturday and doing the shuttle. The weather and river will determine what section we take. Please call 330-509-4262 and give us your phone number so that if plans change we can tell you.
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Many thanks to Rich and Patty for a great weekend. The break in the weather allowed for rain-free camping and paddling. Everyone enjoyed the fine meals, and fellowship around the campfire.

On Saturday I believe the count was 13 kayaks (one tandem kayak) and 1 canoe going from Buckaloons down to Tidioute. We found a beach about halfway where we went ashore for lunch. The water was a bit high (5.8 on Warren gauge), as the dam was discharging after recent rains, and anticipating coming weather, however the Allegheny allows for nice trips even at higher levels.

On Sunday while some campers were breaking camp, a small group paddled from the hospital back down to Buckaloons. The water was a bit lower (4.8) than the day before, and the group also had an enjoyable trip.

Folks are already talking about next year.
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