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Allow Shorter Rafts on Lower Youghiogheny - 2017

Rafts under 15' long are not currently permitted to run the Lower Yough. However, raft design has advanced since that regulations was written. The ACA, along with American Whitewater, have requested that Ohiopyle State Park and the PA DCNR modify its regulations so that self-bailing rafts shorter than 15' may run that section.

  • Letter to Bureau of State Parks (PDF)



Modify Bucks County Parks Watercraft Regulations - 2017

Bucks County Parks Watercraft Regulations limit kayaks to 16'.  This precludes many sea kayaks, tandems and surf skis.  The ACA requested that Parks and Recreation modify their regulations.

  • Letter to Bucks County Parks (PDF)





Lackawaxen River Access - 2010

The ACA is assisting local paddlers in the Upper Delaware region with their efforts to restore access to the Lackawaxen River in northeast Pennsylvania. 

This is a valuable whitewater resource and we hope our combined efforts will assist the PA Fish and Boat Commission in reestablishing access.


ACA Mission

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling, stewardship support to help protect paddling environments, and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration, and recreation.

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