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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.
115 Riverside Dr, Cooksburg, PA 16217-1221
+1 814-744-8300
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Rented one of their 6 man rafts for the 10 mile river trip and it was spacious and comfortable for 4 adults and 2 preschoolers. The raft is a much slower trip down the river than Canoe trips we have had in the past with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This was just a fine cheap relaxing activity that was fun for the whole family , price was right! This has food, ice cream and a store here as well!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 701richt
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We have used Pale Whale every time we have tubed the Clarion River. There may be a bit of a line on a hot day but they keep it moving. They drive you up the river and drop you off and you end your ride...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I have been here multiple times over the years. Good prices and friendly staff. They have bathrooms and changing rooms. There is also a cafe right next door for food/ice cream (outdoor seating only). You can rent tubes, canoes, kayak, etc. Also can choose from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ct9876
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Six of us rented a raft (they only have 2) on July 4. The water was very high but it really wasn't moving any faster than normal, but we did wear out life jackets as advised. Rental for the 4 mile trip that we took...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Trish W
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Best time to go is with water level > 3 feet. (check out noaa water level predictions, location cokp1 & the 3 day forecast!) Below 3 feet, you'll get stuck once in a while in a canoe, although still a nice trip. I give the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

These people are so friendly to work with. I can’t understand how you could not have fun here. They do there best to ensure you have a good time. There is no way you can control the weather or what happens on the river, but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to rent from. Not bad prices and they take care of everything. Dropped us off at the 4 mike drop and we lazily floated down river in the sun. Perfect afternoon.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank jsvatoews
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The people here were very nice. They take you to the spot and the driver unloads everything for you. The equipment is in very good shape. There is also a good stand and a gift shop for any waits, but everything moved quickly. My only...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jasper3610
Reviewed 13 March 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Angela V
9 July 2018|
Response from royalpalmtree | Reviewed this property |
The 4 mile trip is $30, and the 10 mile trip is $42. More detailed information on pricing is available on their website. Links aren't permitted here, so you'll have to Google it if you're interested.
17 July 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.
Valerie V
20 July 2015|
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!