The Kiski-Conemaugh is a good novice and family canoe and kayak river. Float speed 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. Inexperienced and novice canoeists should take precautions on the Johnstown-to-Seward section due in part to its length and the rapids at Findley Run, which can be portaged. Some of the access points are primitive, which means they are more suitable for canoes and car-top boats to be carried to the water from the parking area.