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Group Camping at Site 231 at Kentuck in Ohiopyle. $5 pp per night. Arrival and checkout are 3:00pm.
There will be an organized Lower Yough trip on Friday and this year we will have some participants rafting the Upper Yough with Precision Rafting in Friendsville, MD. The Upper Yough trip will require a reservation to ensure that you can get on that trip since space is limited. There is room for 3 paddlers per 4-man raft. The price on Friday is $120 per person (plus taxes) and they provide a nice meal after the trip. This is a CLASS 5 section. See this link for more information: https://www.precisionrafting.com/the-rivers/upper-yough-river . If you want to go on this, you need to make your reservation ASAP by calling 800-477-3723. The meet time at their office is 12:00pm. Please let Lisa Baer know if you will be attending so we can arrange carpools from the campground.
For those planning to rent a raft or duckie on the Friday Lower Yough trip, there is no need to reserve them in advance from Ohiopyle trading post. There will be some seasoned hard boaters along who will act as safety boats and guides. If you want to raft, it’s best to have four or five people in a raft. We will meet in the parking lot across the street from the launch area at 1100 on Friday allowing time for those who want to drive in for the day to arrive. The parking is under construction and the changing rooms have been removed. Launch Permits are not required on Fridays. Please let Chris Holladay know you are coming for the Friday Lower Yough so he knows who is participating and what you want to paddle (raft, kayak, duckie).
Saturday trips on the Lower Yough will require a launch permit. Each person will be responsible to get their own. Chris Holladay will coordinate the paddle for Saturday, first timers are welcome. Meet at the boater parking lot at 10:00 (pre meet at the group camping site at 9:30. We will coordinate shuttle at the boater parking lot after dropping gear. There is an option to paddle the Middle Yough which is Class 1 / 2. This trip can be coordinated Friday evening. If you are driving in for the day, post on the CCGH Messageboard so we can plan for your participation.