Youghiogheny River 

The Youghiogheny River, often shortened to the Yough (/ˈjɒk/ YOK), is a 134-mile-long tributary of the Monongahela River that flows through West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania . Its name is a Lenape word meaning “a stream flowing in a contrary direction” or “a stream flowing in a roundabout course,” referencing the river’s unique northward flow throughout its entire journey.

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The Youghiogheny carves through the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, creating a scenic gorge with dramatic cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and churning rapids. It’s a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy:

  • Whitewater rafting: The Yough is world-renowned for its exciting whitewater rafting adventures. The Lower Yough offers Class II and III rapids, perfect for beginners and experienced rafters alike.

  • Kayaking: The river’s calm stretches are ideal for kayaking, allowing you to paddle at your own pace and soak up the beauty of the surroundings.

  • Fishing: The Youghiogheny is home to a variety of fish species, including smallmouth bass, walleye, and muskie, making it a favorite among anglers.

  • Hiking and biking: The Great Allegheny Passage follows alongside the Youghiogheny for much of its length, providing a scenic route for hikers and bikers.

  • Camping: Several campgrounds are located near the Youghiogheny River, offering a chance to spend the night under the stars and enjoy the tranquility of the outdoors.

Ohiopyle State Park is a popular recreation area situated along the Youghiogheny. The park offers breathtaking scenery, opportunities for whitewater rafting and kayaking, and various hiking and biking trails.

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