Youghiogheny River

General Description

The "Yough" [yawk] is a river noted for its spectacular scenery and some of the best whitewater boating in the Eastern U. S. The area provides parking, modern restrooms, a gift shop/snack bar, and overlook platforms. With a long season, reliable water, and varying levels of difficulty, the Yough has something for everyone. Rapids on the Lower Yough are Class III-IV, the Middle Yough features Class I-II runs, and the Upper Yough is a favorite of experienced paddlers who come for its Class V+ whitewater. There are a number of outfitters available who provide equipment and guided tours.

Trout fishing on the Yough is made possible by the release of cold water from the Youghiogheny Reservoir Dam near Confluence. Fishermen on stretches of the Middle Yough have recorded catches of 20-25 inch trout. Other fish that can be caught include bass, carp, muskellunge, panfish and walleye.

Conditions

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Access

Firedock (Local goverment)
Off Water Street past the West Newton bridge.
Hours of operation: 24/7
No boating
Fishing pier
Parking - no formal lot

West Newton Public Launch (Local goverment)
SR 3096 across from Giant-Eagle.
Hours of operation: 24/7
Unlimited horsepower
Shore fishing
Parking - no formal lot
Surfaced ramp
Primary boating - moderate-draft fishing boats, sailboats and recreational runabouts

Cedar Creek Park Access (County)
From PA Route 51, take Concord Street.
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to dusk
Unlimited horsepower
Shore fishing
Parking - large lot (10 vehicles or more)
Surfaced ramp
Primary boating - canoes and other hand-carried boats

Fees & Licenses

All Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Regulations apply.

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