River Recreation

Plan Your Trip River Recreation

The section of the Monongahela River flowing between the River Towns is a popular place for canoes, kayaks, motor boats, and jet skis. Many of the region’s tributaries, while too shallow for motorized boats, provide tranquil opportunities for paddling. Click the links below for more information on boat launches and marinas, paddling trips, and guidance on navigating locks and dams.

Boat launches and marinas

Fredericktown marina








Locks and Dams







Sample paddling trips

Paddling Ten Mile

Water Trail Maps
Download the Mid-Mon Water Trail Map & Guide for information on paddling any of the PA River Towns. This map covers the Maxwell Lock & Dam in Fredericktown to the confluence with the Youghiogheny River in McKeesport.


For more on paddling the Upper Mon, from the Maxwell Lock & Dam to Fairmont, WV, download files from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission website.

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