Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic

Test your strength and racing know-how as you course down one of the largest downriver paddling events in the state! Named 2014 PA Wilds Event of the Year!

April 2nd, 2016

Enchanted Woodlins

Tour the historic town of Ridgway and see the 5-foot tall chainsaw carvings of fun wood animal sculptures decorating the streets. 

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Wildlife Center

The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning was appropriately named after the numerous opportunities to watch wildlife within the park including bear, deer and elk!

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Elk Viewing

Benezette, home of Pennsylvania's wild elk herd is only 45 minutes away.  Seeing an elk for the first time is an extraordinary experience and something you will never forget!

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Largest downriver paddling event in Pennsylvania!

We are excited to share with you such a significant event in one of the most beautiful areas of Pennsylvania.  The scenic and challenging course is a 12-mile stretch of the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek which runs from the Emporium Country Club to the town of Driftwood.  It is mostly flat with some class one white water and a few whirlpools.  Water levels have a drastic effect on the difficulty of the course.

"The Driftwood Branch: A living, moving part of our beautiful valley."

Each year the Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic committee selects a new theme.  This year, the theme is "The Driftwood Branch: A living moving part of our beautiful valley."

The 2016 race awards will be handmade paddle plaques which will be given to participants over a wide array of classes.  The award ceremony and dinner is held at the Emporium Firehall.

For more information about the event and registration, visit

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Watch the 2012 Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic Recap Video

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