Clarion River, across from Cook Riverside

General Info

During optimal water conditions:
- One canoe holds 2 adults & 2 small children or 3 adults.
- Minimum age is 2 years
- Personal Flotation Devices [PFD's] must be worn.
- Two paddles per canoe
- Group rates available for 8 or more canoes
- Price includes paddles, PFD's & transportation.
- 2 persons per canoe are recommended when river conditions are low.
- We reserve the right to impose a higher child age limit based and/or limit number of persons per canoe based on current water conditions.

Innertube & Floating Cooler Rentals

We also rent inner tubes and floating coolers.  These make a great addition for the kids to splash around in or for keeping your food and drinks secure on the river.

  Single Double
2.5 miles $10.00 $18.00
4.0 miles $14.00 $26.00

For Your Convenience

Our experienced staff will  handle all of the heavy work, like loading the canoes. Please do carry your personal flotation devises (PFD's) and paddles with you at all times though.

 

The Pale Whale Canoe Fleet on the Clarion River in Cook Forest

The Pale Whale Canoe Fleet is the finest in Cook Forest. With our durable Grumman aluminum canoes and accessories, you will be in good hands for your journey down the Wild and Scenic designated Clarion River.

We are the largest, oldest, best equipped canoe livery in Cook Forest. There is ample parking, clean restrooms and changing rooms. Cooksburg Dry Goods store and Cooksburg Cafe are on premise for your canoeing supplies and snacks.

One canoe will hold two adults and two small children or three adults. The minimum age is two years old.

Paddle, life jackets, and transportation are included in the price. Life jackets must be worn by children. Two paddles per canoe.

Group rates are available for 8 canoes or more. Free litter bags and trash disposal to help us keep the river clean.

4 Mile Trip

This is our shortest trip and probably the most popular. Approximate time on the river: 1 1/2 hours.

2 person canoe / $28.00, add a 3rd person $14.00 extra
Children 12 and under FREE when riding with adults

Kayak $25.00

10 Mile Trip

This is about a 3 to 4 hour long trip.

2 person canoe / $40.00, add a 3rd person $20.00 extra
Children 12 and under FREE when riding with adults

Kayak $35.00

15 Mile Trip

This is about a 7 to 8 hour long trip, that originates at Belletown.

2 person canoe / $57.00, add a 3rd person $28.50 extra
Children 12 and under FREE when riding with adults

Kayak $45.00

Overnight Trips

By advanced reservation only.  Call about trips leaving on Saturdays. Deposit required. 2 Days / $80.00 + tax. No holiday trips. The furthest overnight trip is 27 miles at Irwintown.

Canoeing and tubing the Clarion River