Oswayo Creek: Shinglehouse to Toll Gate

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Oswayo Creek: Shinglehouse to Toll Gate is a 12.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for birding and canoeing and is best used from March until May.

Distance: 12.8 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Point to Point

paddle sports

bird watching




Fri Aug 29 2014

We put in at Assembly Park in Shinglehouse on the day after a tremendous rain in May. The creek was running very high that day. We got into trouble soon after the put-in, finding ourselves pinned up against a mud bank with a strong current in a tight turn. We were questioning whether this was going to be a paddle-able stream at that point! But the rest of the paddle was manageable and we had a fantastic day on the water. We encountered some immature barn owls sitting on a branch over the water, lots of herons and a number of bald eagles, the usual waterfowl and (best of all) no humans. We took out at Riverhurst Park in Portville (Seek permission, it's a private campground. The owner is very nice.). We paddled this creek in a tandem kayak and are experienced river paddlers.