Hazelbakers River Trips

Hazelbaker's Canoe Rentals

Hazelbaker's Canoe Rentals has been providing canoe, kayak and fishing trips on the Youghiogheny River for over 40 years. We are conveniently located in Layton, PA, less than 30 minutes south of Pittsburgh, near Linden Hall.

We specialize in canoe and kayak float trips along a Class 1 section of the Youghiogheny River -- perfect for beginners, families and children. Two different float trips are available, ranging from 4 hours to a full day of paddling. Our river front pavilions are available for picnics and family gatherings. Our store is stocked with cold drinks, snacks and Hazelbaker's gear. Get a Hazelbaker's T-shirt while you're here. They are absolutely the most trendy river wear available!
We also stock live fishing bait.

Hazelbaker's Canoe Rentals

Tired of being stuck inside? Get outside, relax, and go canoeing! Take a canoe or a kayak and float down the scenic Class 1, moving flatwater. Just float and enjoy the natural scenic beauty of the Youghiogheny River.

Lake Rentals at Laurel Hill State Park

Hazelbakers Laurel Hill logo

Hazelbaker's has a second location at Laurel Hill State Park near Somerset, PA. Come out and rent one of a number of different watercraft and enjoy the big lake at Laurel Hill. Our office is Stand-up Paddle Boards!located on the swim beach. See more here.

Choose from Canoes, Kayaks, Stand-up Paddleboards, Rowboats, Hydrobikes and paddleboats.
Now offering Stand-up paddle board rentals.

Boat rental prices are $10 per person per hour, bikes are $5 per hour. Kids 7 years old and younger are free with a paying adult 18 years and older. Open 7 days a week 10am until 5pm. Last rentals at 5pm and must return equipment by 6pm, no exceptions.

Boats and more on the Laurel Hill State Park Lake
Laurel Hill State Park is located less than 8 miles from 7 Springs. Come out the main entrance of 7 Springs and turn right on County Line Road. Look for the sign on the left. It is also close to Route 31 near Bakersville and Pioneer Park Campground. See more here. View an interactive map to the park here.

Reservations Required!

There is a $2 service charge for non-reservation walk-ins per person.
Call 1-800-42-RIVER.

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Liability Forms
& River Safety Rules

Read important safety information. Save time by printing, reading, and signing the required Waiver and Release of Liability Form before you arrive.

Dawson River House Rental

Have you ever slept in a 200 year old house? Well now you can!

Our quaint guest house is the oldest house in Dawson Borough erected in 1820. Located right on the river front!

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Daily River Trip Times:
8am, 10am and noon. Reservations Required!
1:00pm trip added when all other trips are full.
Closed Tuesdays.

Lake Rentals at Laurel Hill
Open 7 days a week 10am until 5pm. Last rentals at 5pm, return by 6pm.

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