Stony Kiski Conemaugh River Sojourn

2015 Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn - June 4-7.
Registration for the 2015 Sojourn is now open:
Online Registration
2015 Sojourn Brochure
Become a Sojourn Sponsor
The Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn is planned and coordinated annually by a CVC volunteer committee. The Sojourn is appropriate for both new and experienced paddlers, and is a great way to learn about the rivers, history, culture and recreation resources in the Kiski-Conemaugh corridor. Most meals are included in the price of registration and participants can register for one, two, three, or all four days.  Primitive camping is available at locations along the route for those who wish to travel with the group.  Participants must bring and set up their own camping equipment. Help with shuttling is provided, and participants can bring their own paddling gear or rent from area outfitters.  A detailed packet is provided to registrants that includes directions to all access areas, a preparation checklist, outfitter information and more. The event is typically scheduled for the first weekend in June and this year we will continue the paddle on the Kiski down to Roaring Run on the fourth day.

Thursday – Johnstown to Seward through Conemaugh Gap; approximately 15 miles, mostly flat paddling with a couple of Class I or II ripples; camp in Blairsville.
Friday – Robinson to Blairsville through Packsaddle Gap; approximately 10 miles, mostly flat paddling with a couple of Class I or II ripples; camp at Conemaugh Dam.
Saturday – Conemaugh Dam to Avonmore with stop in Saltsburg; approximately 12 miles, flat paddling; camp at Avonmore.
Sunday - Avonmore to Roaring Run; approximately 7 miles, mostly flat paddling. 

For more information about the routes, check out the Kiski-Conemaugh Water Trail Map and Guide at

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2013 Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn.
Wilderness Voyageurs
Allegheny Ridge Corporation
Benscreek Canoe Club
Conemaugh Health System
PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Tuscano Maher Roofing
Wessel and Company
Western PA Sports Medicine and Clinic
Subway in Saltsburg
Skip Picking

We could use some fresh faces on the sojourn planning committee!  The committee meets 3-5 times a year in Johnstown and is responsible for reviewing the paddling route, planning menus, securing sponsors, planning transportation, marketing and promoting the event, and managing on river activities.   Email or call (724)858-0463 if you’d like to help.

Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Sojourn

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