Hazelbakers River Trips
All river trips must be booked through our online reservation system click orange tab above.
NOTE! The Layton Bridge will close July 5th and remain CLOSED all 2022 season. See alternate directions here.
Hazelbaker's Canoe Rentals has been providing canoe, kayak and fishing trips on the Youghiogheny River for over 42 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. 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.
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
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 located on the swim beach. See more here.
Choose from Canoes, Kayaks, Stand-up Paddleboards, Rowboats and paddleboats.
Boat rental prices are $12 per person per hour, bikes are $7 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.
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.
& 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.
Have you ever slept in a 202 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!
Job Application We are always hiring part-time drivers, if you’re over 18 and have a valid driver's license, and want to work in fun environment to make extra cash on weekends, please contact us. We are always hiring dock help and store employees at both locations. Please fill out an application if interested. Print out the form, complete it and mail to: Hazelbakers Canoes, 155 Grist Mill Lane, Jones Mills, PA 15646
Opening weekend for the river is May 21 & 22, 2022.
Lake opens May 28, 2022.