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226 Collinsburg Road
West Newton, PA 15089
226 Collinsburg Road
West Newton, PA 15089

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

About your trip on the Yough

No, there is no whitewater in our area of the Yough. We will provide a lifejacket and help you with the basics
It is very easy as we take you up the river and you will be floating with the current back down to our base in West Newton
Most people bring some food and drinks in a cooler. We sell ice and pop and Gatorade at our shop. Bring sunscreen and sunglasses.
Only if you want to. The current is gentle and doesn't create any boat spray.
Swim trunks and swimsuits are the most popular. An old pair of tennis shoes or watershoes work great on your feet. If the weather looks like it could rain, bring a sweatshirt and a raincoat, however, a PONCHO is the best for rain as it will keep you completely dry from head to toe while sitting in a canoe or kayak. You can pick up a poncho at any WalMart or even a cheap disposable poncho at a grocery or drug store. A hat is also recommended to keep the sun off of your head.
With minimal paddling the trips are estimated at 2, 4 or 6 hours. If you paddle alot you can shave time off these estimates. If you stop and take breaks, or just don't paddle, it will take longer. We recommend that you take your time, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the Yough River.
Very, very good. The smallmouth bass are very active in the summer. There are also walleye, musky and trout. We sell PA Fishing licenses and live bait at our base. You can expect to see them all in the crystal clear water while you are floating.
You provide all your camping gear and tents. We take you up the river 26 miles to Connellsville. The first day you will float about halfway (13 miles) to an island campsite in the Yough River. The second day you will float back to our base in West Newton. This trip leaves our base between 7-8 am to get you up to Connellsville so you can float to the island campsite before dark. Many people come in and camp at our base campground in West Newton the night before and then they are right here and ready to go early in the morning. We'll have a cup of coffee with you as the sun comes up !!!
You ride your bike up the Yough Trail and we meet you at one of the put-ins with canoes or kayaks. Then we haul your bike back to our base and you float back to the base where your car and bike are waiting for you.
Yes you can. You can call a pizza shop in Belle Vernon and they will deliver it right to your canoe at Cedar Creek Park.
Did you really just ask that question ??? 6 Super Bowls and Counting ! We have had many Steeler players come and take canoe trips with us.
We love campers here at YCO. We have a beautiful riverfront campground with all the free firewood you can burn. You can spend the night before or after your canoe trip or stay a few days and enjoy the Yough River Trail on your bike. If you are a fisherman, you can probably grill fresh fish every night at your campsite.
We have a large pavilion with full electic stoves and refrigerators. We also have charcoal BBQ grills. It can handle large groups, and is great for birthday parties, graduation parties, family reunions, and Boy Scout troops.
The most important thing to remember is that you will be camped overnight and it could rain. So, here are some items to keep you comfortable: 1. A Good Waterproof Tent. 2. A Good Rain Suit or Poncho. 3. A Plastic Tarp with Rope to sit under ( you can string this up between 2 trees). 4. A smalll lightweight camp chair. 5. Wax firestarters and charcoal. 6. Sleeping bag, pillow and an airbed with a pump. 7. Headlights and flashlights. 8. Toilet Paper. 9. Charcoal if you are grilling. 10. Bottled Water. 11. Paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper and wetwipes. (You can get all this stuff in the camping section of any Walmart)
The scenery is beautiful and the time with your friends on the river relaxing is absolutely mind blowing.





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Toll Free Number: 877-799-6844
Phone: 724-872-7585
226 Collinsburg Road
West Newton, PA
15089, US
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