Pale Whale Canoe Fleet is Cook Forest’s premier livery for canoe, kayak, inner tube, and river raft rentals on the ‘Wild & Scenic’ Clarion River! Open daily May to early autumn depending on river and weather conditions. We are closed for the 2023 season.
Be sure to check our daily Facebook post for what trips we are offering each day, what times we are offering the trips, and if there are restrictions or call 800-680-0160. Please check our daily post or call especially before you travel.
Canoe Trips: 4 or 10 Miles Single Tube Trips: 2.5 or 4 Miles
Kayak Trips: 4 or 10 Miles River Raft Trips: 4 Miles
We now offer only single tubes because they are of better quality for river use. You may bring rope or buy it at the Pale Whale ($3 w/tax included) to tie your inter tubes together. Single tubes are for one person only regardless of age.
How it works … after you are ready to go (sunscreen, restrooms, changing, etc.), you sign up for the trip of your choice (see our daily Facebook post for available trips). We then load you in a van to take you to the launch site. You float or paddle back to our private dock where you started and are parked.
Alcohol is strictly prohibited in Cook Forest State Park which includes the river.
Gift Certificates available by calling or stopping by our office Monday – Friday from 9 am to 4 pm at 800-680-0160.
The minimum age is 2 years old unless restrictions are in place – if there are age restrictions, we will post it on our Facebook page. All children ages 2 – 15 must be accompanied by an adult. All children, 17 years old or younger, must have a parent or guardian complete a minor release form. We must have a paper copy that is signed. Please do not send a digital copy on a phone or by email. Guests age 18 or older must complete an adult release form.