French Creek (Western PA) Float Trip
Posted by: severn30 on Apr-05-14 3:15 PM (EST)
Hi. My brother and I are planning a French Creek into Allegheny River weekend float/fishing trip this May. Was wondering if anyone could throw a little info my way.
We were planning on putting in on Friday either at Shaw's Landing 4 miles upstream of Cochranton, or at the access in Cochranton. Then, we were going camp somewhere just upstream/downstream of Utica. Are there good primitive camping locations in that area? Or are there other locations between Cochranton and Franklin that are better for camping?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Posted by: ezwater on Apr-08-14 12:44 AM (EST)
those sections, but you can use Google Earth to scout campsites from space. It's been especially useful for me when dealing with a mixture of populated and woodsy surroundings.
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Posted by: severn30 on Apr-08-14 10:49 AM (EST)
Thanks for your reply.
There is a good series of|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-08-14 11:05 AM (EST)
maps with all the info you need
RE: There is a good series of|
Posted by: severn30 on Apr-08-14 1:20 PM (EST)
Thanks for the reply.
I 've only done some 15 miles of it and|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-08-14 3:37 PM (EST)
it was in June and frankly I don't remember where except near Slippery Rock..
RE: I 've only done some 15 miles of it|
Posted by: severn30 on Apr-08-14 10:52 PM (EST)
Near Slippery Rock? Are you sure you're not thinking of the Slippery Rock Creek? Because Slippery Rock is about 30 miles away from the closest point of French Creek (Franklin).
It was with LeeAnn and a group|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-10-14 11:40 AM (EST)
and I just followed in the shuttle line. We were camped at Coopers Lake and the shuttle was about 45 minutes. My knowledge of W PA is limited as I live 700 miles away
Utica to the Allegheny|
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-10-14 1:39 PM (EST)
Take out was at the junction of French Creek and the Allegheny River. I am pretty sure the put-in was at Utica.
ask this person|
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-10-14 11:32 AM (EST)
I would send a PM to Sparrowood who posted this trip report and ask for more info:
Posted by: severn30 on Apr-11-14 2:09 PM (EST)
PM sent...thanks very much
She may be on the road|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-11-14 2:36 PM (EST)
between winter and summer abode. Don't think she has wifi enroute. Just give it time.