Summer Schedule (updated)

Moonlight Paddles on the Quemahoning Reservoir. We typically meet around 7 PM at the Family Recreation area. Boats must be registered or have a launch permit. PFDs are mandatory and each boat should have a whistle and a light. We do provide chem lights but many people use battery powered LED lights. Bring snacks or food to share. We often paddle before sun set, snack, paddle again to watch the full moon rise, and then retire to the beach for a campfire. Full moon paddles will be on Friday June 9, Saturday July 8, and Sunday August 6.

Middle Yough trips are a great tradition of the Benscreek Canoe Club. This 9 mile section of the Youghiogheny River is Class 1+, clean and beautiful. Good for recreational kayaks, canoes and whitewater boats. This is a good trip for beginners to learn and practice moving water skills also for experienced paddlers to keep their skills sharp.  Meet at  RamCat Put-in at 10 AM to set shuttle. We put on around 11:30. Bring lunch for on the river. Boats do not need to be registered but PFDs are mandatory. Middle Yough Trips will be on Sundays: June 25, July 16 and August 20.

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Full Moon Paddle: Friday, June 9

First full moon paddle of the summer.  Join us for a full moon paddle Friday evening (June 9) at Quemahoning Reservoir Family Recreation Area. Forecast is for a beautiful evening!  Meet at 7 PM to paddle under the rising full moon on Quemahoning Reservoir. We meet at the family recreation area beach. Bring snacks to share and a folding chair. We usually have a fire after we paddle (and swap lies about our paddling skills) and some people grill a burger or sausage.  Boats must be have a state registration or launch permit; a whistle and at least one light (many people add battery powered LEDs for show and we have chem lights as well).   Contact Rick Bloom or Steve Podratsky for details.

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Found boats.

Last Friday, boaters on the annual CVC Canoe Sojourn found two recreational kayaks on the Pack Saddle Gap portion of the trip (Conemaugh River between Robinson and Blairsville). We are storing them for now. Contact Rick Bloom ( if you know the owners or how they got there.

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