Paddle with the Pale Whale

Paddle with the Pale Whale

PLEASE check our daily operational status for river conditions and age restrictions before traveling!! 

DUE TO VERY LOW RIVER CONDITIONS, we are currently suspending our 10 mile canoe/kayak trip and our 4 mile tube trip.

We update our Facebook page with our operational status each day which include what trips and equipment we are offering, age restrictions, and trip times or give us a call at 800-680-0160.

Not everyone enjoy low and/or cooling river conditions, so please consider this information before you attempt a trip. We are open because there are guests who still enjoy the river despite the level and temperature.

Equipment is all first come, first serve. We do not take reservations. If we begin a wait list for tubes, please be advised that we may stop offering tube trips earlier than normal if the list gets very long. We cannot predict how fast equipment will come back or how busy we will be. 

If you would like to be in a van without other guests, please be sure to request this when signing up for your trip. We ask that if you are wearing a mask, that you continue wearing it in the van and not remove it because you are on a private trip. Guests must be on our van and cannot drive separately for our trips. 

If you would like to complete waiver forms in advance, please scroll down to the blue buttons below. Avoid crowds by visiting during the week and early in the day. See more answers at our FAQ page.

Please carpool if possible! No trailers on weekends. 

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 from April through October river conditions permitting, we have a variety of trips to help you make the most of your outing:

Canoe Trips:  4 or 10 Miles            Tube Trips:    2.5 or 4 Miles   

Kayak Trips:  4 or 10 Miles            River Rafts:   4 or 10 Miles 

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.                      

Gift Certificates available by calling 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 – 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All children, 17 years old or younger, must have a parent or guardian complete a minor release form. Guests age 18 or older must complete an adult release form.

Waiver Form - Minor         Waiver Form - Adult