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Water Level

"The Raystown Branch of the Juniata River is a good novice and family canoe and kayak river. Please note that the upper section from Herline Bridge mile 99 to Old Bedford Village mile 92 is for experienced paddlers only. There are several dangerous features in that stretch.


Float speed on the Raystown Branch is approximately 2 to 3 miles per hour with leisurely paddling. Remember to boat only at water levels appropriate for your capabilities and never when the river is high or flooded. The USGS stream flow gauge for the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River at Saxton (gauge number 1562000) should be over 2.0 feet for the stretch above Bedford (river mile 91), and over 1.7 feet for the stretch below Bedford."


For current water levels, click Water Level (USGS).