About The Tours
- Standard tours last 1 hour
- 2-hour and half-day tours available
- Choice of up-river or down-river
- Leisurely cruising speed
- Captain explains local history
Picnic tables are available near dock.
There is a limit of 12 people maximum per tour. You can schedule multiple, consecutive tours for groups
with more than 12 persons.
All customers are required to fill out registration and liability waiver forms prior to boating with us.
Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Safety features include life preservers, fire extinguishers and first aid kit.
What To Bring Along
- Sun screen lotion
- Sun glasses and hat
- Jacket in cool weather
Limited drinks and snacks may be purchased on board, however, please feel free to bring your own.
What Not To Bring
- Fishing equipment
- Smoking supplies - tours are smoke-free
The River Rambler is docked at the Timberwolf Lodge
Frequently Asked Questions
- How deep is the river?
The depth varies from 40 to 60 feet.
- How tall is the interstate bridge?
Approximately 102 feet above the water.
- When was the dam built?
The dam was constructed between 1923 and 1924. When finished it created the 20-mile
shoreline Clarion River Reservoir and became part of the national power grid in 1926.
- How far can you go upstream?
The reservoir extends for about 13 miles. Farther upstream the water becomes very shallow.
- Will I see any wildlife?
Quite often cranes and kingfishers are seen. Occasionally we see black bear and deer.
- What kind of tree is that?
Along the riverbanks most are eastern hemlock, red or white oak, birch and red maple.
- Are you the only one who give boat rides?
Yes, River Rambler is the only boat ride service on the river.
- What is that bridge?
We have 3 bridges. Up river, furthest from our dock, is the Toby bridge connecting Clarion
to Cook Forest. Closer to our dock, the US Route 322 bridge runs east-west between Clarion
and Shippenville. The Interstate 80 bridge is down river from our dock.
- What made you start giving tours?
I love being on the river and basically wanted to share the love and peacefulness with everyone.