This river meanders through narrow valleys of hardwood forests. Wildlife, intermittent riffles and rock outcrops provide constantly changing scenery throughout Jefferson, Elk, Forest and Clarion counties. The Clarion is popular for trophy brown trout and smallmouth bass fishing. The Clarion River in Forest County, a 12-mile river section, boasts a variety of quality fishing including bass, panfish, suckers, walleye and trout. A great place for the novice paddler. Canoeing is popular on this 12-mile section of the river. In the early spring, you can even find some tame rapids on four sections. Take advantage of the access and historical information available in the Clarion River Water Trail guide at www.fishandboat.com.
Location: From the Allegheny National Forest/State Game Lands Number 44 boundary, approximately 0.7 miles downstream from the Ridgeway Borough limit, to an unnamed tributary at the backwaters of Piney Dam, approximately 0.6 miles downstream from Blyson Run.