Upper Yough 2017 Whitewater Release Schedule
APRIL: The last two Fridays (4/21, 4/28).
MAY: The first two Mondays (5/1, 5/8), first three Fridays (5/5, 5/12, 5/19), first Saturday (5/6), and Sunday (5/28) and Monday (5/29) for Memorial Day weekend.
JUNE: All Mondays, all Fridays, and the last two Saturdays (6/17, 6/24).
JULY: All Mondays, all Fridays, and all Saturdays.
AUGUST: All Mondays, all Fridays, and all Saturdays.
SEPTEMBER: All Mondays, all Fridays, and the first two Saturdays (9/2, 9/9).
OCTOBER: The first two Mondays (10/2, 10/9), first two Fridays (10/6, 10/13), and first Saturday (10/7).
The water release, or “tide” as the locals call it, reaches town on the standard 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. dam release time at around 4:15 p.m. This means the parade of rafters and kayaker hit town between 4:15 and 5p.m. If the river has a god bit of natural flow this speeds up to a round a 3:45p/m arrival in town.
For floating the section below town to the Yough Lake and the take-outs at either Mill Run or Selbysport, putting in at 4:45 is about right. It is 4.5 miles to Mill Run with about half that flatwater (more if the lake is high).
Selbysport (Old Morgantown Road) take outs are dependant on the level of the Yough Lake. Do not venture onto the mudflats if the lake is too low. Check out the take-outs. The take out at Mill Run Rec Area is always accessible.
OLD MORGANTOWN ROAD WEST OFF OF BLAINE FRANTZ ROAD IS THE SUGGESTED TAKE-OUT FOR THE SELBYSPORT ‘SHORT’ TRIP.