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Pale Whale Canoe Fleet

115 Riverside Dr, Cooksburg, PA 16217-1221
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Friendly staff, good equipment, easy scenic paddle!

We have taken a handful of trips with the Pale Whale over the last few years, and each one has been... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
royalpalmtree
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Kissimmee, Florida
One of Cook Forest's best canoe liveries. They have canoes, kayaks, tubes and rafts.

It is a wonderful place, along Clarion River. The River is so wild and scenic. You can take a... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Lois M
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Cooksburg
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Family owned business located in the heart of Cook Forest State Park. We rent canoes, inner tubes, and kayaks to float down the wild and scenic Clarion River.
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  • Poor3%
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115 Riverside Dr, Cooksburg, PA 16217-1221
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

We have taken a handful of trips with the Pale Whale over the last few years, and each one has been fantastic. The staff is always so friendly, and ready to help with anything you need. The equipment, like the canoes, paddles, and life jackets,...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

It is a wonderful place, along Clarion River. The River is so wild and scenic. You can take a picnic with you and stop along the way on your canoe ride. It always turns out to be a great day on the Clarion River! I...More

Thank Lois M
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Had a great time on the river. Well run outfit, as despite the full parking lot, we were geared up and putting in up river. Lots of choices make it even better. Is a canoe for you they have them. Kayak..yup. Tubes of different kinds...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

This is a gorgeous and scenic canoe trip/rental. My only gripe was all the drunk folks clogging up the river on inner tubes. It's a challenge to dodge them at times. The river current isn't fast but if you're not a seasoned and expert paddler,...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

Four adults and three children did the 10 mile trip yesterday. The Pale Whale staff was organized, helpful and polite. The river was lovely. Great afternoon.

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Reviewed June 15, 2017

Enjoy a few hours or day of river adventures with canoeing, kayaking or tubing down the Clarion River. Pale Whale offers a various lengths of adventures. Staff is kind and courteous. During a dry summer season, the Clarion River runs low and you may have...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

Had so much fun! First time to ride the canoe. The river is calm and not deep. Good for non-swimmers.

1  Thank Reina O
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

Well managed and organized by new owners. Popular spot for rentals and food! Many types of water craft to rent for long or short trips on the Clarion River. The Cook Cafe is popular and the ice cream is great.

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Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

15 of us headed out for a float. They are a very organized outfit that seems to know their stuff!!! They offer canoes, single and double rings,and kayaks. You can even rent a floating cooler! Best to get there early as it is a busy...More

2  Thank loveoftheskies
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Just canoed down the Clarion with my 15 year old son where we always know what to expect with Pale Whale. Their equipment is in good shape; the staff excellent and the experience is always good. While they cannot control the level of the river,...More

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mariell98
July 17, 2016|
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Response from pollyqc99 | Reviewed this property |
When we went, we took a small piece of rope with us to tie the handles of our two tubes together.
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Valerie V
July 20, 2015|
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Response from patty8996 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There aren't river tours, that I'm aware of. However there is a Ranger Station at the entrance of Cook's Forest, they have alot of information there! Hope the weather cooperates, have fun!
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