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Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River in the Poconos, PA

The Most Fun You’ll Have All Year!

It’s hard to believe – nestled right here in the Poconos – a great big slice of Rocky Mountain heaven, with close-to-home adventures that seem a world away. Enjoy great rapids, adrenaline-pumping action, and hair-drenching whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River, rafting through some of the most spectacular wilderness scenery you’ll ever see.

We raft the Lehigh River every day – from early April through late October. Spring, summer or fall, choose our popular Dam Release Whitewater Trips when extra water is released from the Francis Walter Dam. Or choose Lehigh Whitewater Trips for a natural-flow adventure.   Want an easier ride for the younger kids? Our Family Style Summer Rafting Trips feature warm summer sun, ample swimming opportunities, and spunky rapids that’ll spice up your day. Our 25-acre Rafting and Adventure Center is located in Weatherly, PA.

And while you’re here, be sure to check out our ziplining, rail/trail bike trips, paintball games, overnight camping, and meal plans.

Have an extra day? Enjoy one of our special overnight 2-day adventure packages. These combine two or more of our adventure activities into an action-packed, fun-filled get-away experience. Adventure packages include Pellets and Paddles (paintball/rafting package) and Pedals and Paddles (biking/rafting package).

Don’t forget to check out the best group leader benefits in the universe!


Dam Release Whitewater Rafting Trips

Thanks to weekend dam releases, we can enjoy awesome rapids, Spring, Summer and Fall. On twenty six weekend days each year, the gates are opened at the dam, and extra water pours into the Lehigh River. These are some of the most spectacular rafting days of the year!

Lehigh River RaftingLehigh River dam release dates for 2015 include:

May 9, 16, 23-24
June 13-14, 27-28
July 11-12, 25-26
August 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
September 5-6
October 10-11

Choose from these five fun-filled dam release trips…

Dam Release Whitewater Rafting (Ages 9+)

Book Your Reservation Now!This is our most popular and most exciting trip, featuring dozens of fun-filled rapids combined with spectacular wilderness scenery. You’ll laugh and scream at rapids like Initiation, Triple Drop, White Falls, “Z”, Mile-Long, and Scott’s Hole. On this trip, you’re either in the rapids, or you’ll hear the next one coming, just around the bend.

Starting at $52.95

DamRelease9+Available on all dam release dates (May through October)

Individual Rate (1-19 people) = $59.95/person*
Group Rate (20+ people) = $55.95/person*
Youth Group Rate (20+ people) = $52.95/person*

*Group rates aren’t available on July and August dam release Saturdays.
Rates are subject to $2/person insurance and 6% local taxes and fees.
Rapids, on-river time and total time can vary based on weather and water conditions.

Check out our Group Leader Benefits!


Dam Release Whitewater Rafting (Ages 7+)

Book Your Reservation Now!Here’s the perfect combination of dam release whitewater and family-style fun. This trip is a great value for families on a budget. And it’s perfect for youth groups and families with younger children down to age 7.  Fun-filled rapids and terrific swimming opportunities make this the perfect day out for your family and friends. Enjoy real whitewater…real adventure…real fun!

Starting at $39.95

DamRelease7+

Available on all dam release dates (May through October)

Individual Rate (1-19 people) = $49.95/person*
Group Rate (20+ people) = $45.95/person*
Youth Group Rate (20+ people) = $39.95/person*

*Group rates aren’t available on July and August dam release Saturdays.
Rates are subject to $2/person insurance and 6% local taxes and fees.
Rapids, on-river time and total time can vary based on weather and water conditions.

Check out our Group Leader Benefits!


Dam Release Whitewater Rafting PM Trip (Ages 5+)

Book Your Reservation Now!This is a quicker, slightly easier trip, that’s still packed with plenty of action and beautiful scenery. Perfect if you’re a late riser, or if you prefer a little less time on the river! A great value, too!

Starting at $36.95

DamRelease5+

Available on July and August Dam Release Saturdays July 11, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Individual Rate (1-19 people) = $44.95/person*
Group Rate (20+people) = $39.95/person*
Youth Group Rate (20+ people) = $36.95/person*

*Group rates aren’t available on July and August dam release Saturdays.
Rates are subject to $2/person insurance and 6% local taxes and fees.
Rapids, on-river time and total time can vary based on weather and water conditions.

Check out our Group Leader Benefits!


Dam Release Whitewater Marathon (Ages 12+)

Book Your Reservation Now!Want the ultimate challenge? Try our Dam Release Marathon Trip, available on dam release Sundays, June through September. This is the longest one-day whitewater trip in the East, with 25 miles of incredible scenery and dozens of exciting rapids. A dawn-to-dusk thriller! Previous whitewater experience (and a very hearty breakfast) are recommended. Be absolutely certain that everyone in your party is in good shape, well rested, well-fed, and up to the challenge. And don’t forget to purchase and wear with pride, an “I survived the Lehigh Marathon” T-shirt!

Starting at $86.95

DamReleaseMarathon

Available on May 24; June 14, 28; July 12, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6

Individual Rate (1-19 people) = $99.95/person*
Group Rate (20+ people) = $91.95/person*
Youth Group Rate (20+ people) = $86.95/person*

*Group rates aren’t available on July and August dam release Saturdays.
Rates are subject to $2/person insurance and 6% local taxes and fees.
Rapids, on-river time and total time can vary based on weather and water conditions.

Check out our Group Leader Benefits!


Dam Release Weekender (Ages 10+)

Enjoy two days, back-to-back, exploring the beauty and excitement of the Lehigh River! Warm up on easier Class I-II-II+ rapids on Saturday, then challenge the bigger rapids (up to Class III) on Sunday! Camping overnight at our Rafting Center is included. This is a two-day adventure you’ll never forget.

Starting at $99.95

DamReleaseWeekender

Available on Dam Release weekends: Memorial through Labor Day Weekend

Individual Rate (1-19 people) = $114.95/person*
Group Rate (20+ people) = $105.95/person*
Youth Group Rate (20+ people) = $99.95/person

To schedule a Dam Release Weekender Trip call 800-443-8554.

*Group rates aren’t available on July and August dam release Saturdays.
Rates are subject to $2/person insurance and 6% local taxes and fees.
Rapids, on-river time and total time can vary based on weather and water conditions.

Check out our Group Leader Benefits!

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Natural Flow Whitewater Rafting

Available every non-dam release day, April through October

We raft 7 days a week, from early April through late October. On days when there’s not a special dam release, we enjoy the river at her natural flows. Sometimes these flows are lower than a dam release, and sometimes they’re higher. Highest natural flows are usually found in April, May and early June, with lower flows the remainder of the year. Following any heavy rain, natural flows can be quite high for several days, a week, or even longer.

Here are our Natural Flow Whitewater Rafting Trips…

Lehigh Whitewater Rafting (Ages 9+)

Book Your Reservation Now!This is our most exciting, natural-flow trip through the Lehigh River Gorge, featuring the same rapids and scenery as our dam release trips. This trip is best in early spring and mid-to-late fall. (See Ages 5+ trips, below, for easier family-style summer rafting.)

Starting at $32.95

NaturalFlow9+

Available on non-dam release dates: April 11 through June 30, and September through October

Individual Rate (1-19 people)
April – June = $57.95/person*
June Weekdays = $39.95/person*
September – October = $49.95/person*

Group Rate (20+ people)
April – June = $53.95/person*
June Weekdays = $36.95/person*
September – October = $46.95/person*

Youth Group Rate (20+ people)
April – June Weekend = $47.95/person*
September – October Weekend = $42.95/person*
April – October Weekday = $32.95/person*

To schedule your Youth Group Lehigh Whitewater Rafting call 800-443-8554.

*Rates are subject to $2/person insurance and 6% local taxes and fees.
Rapids, on-river time and total time can vary based on weather and water conditions.

Check out our group leader benefits!


Lehigh Whitewater Marathon (Ages 12+)

Book Your Reservation Now!Like its dam release counterpart, this Marathon Trip is the longest one-day whitewater adventure in the East, with 25 miles of incredible scenery with dozens of exciting rapids.  A dawn-to-dusk thriller! Previous whitewater experience (and a very hearty breakfast) are recommended. Be absolutely certain that everybody’s in good shape, well rested, well-fed, and up to the challenge. And don’t forget to purchase and wear with pride, an “I survived the Lehigh Marathon” T-shirt!

Starting at $83.95

NaturalFlowMarathon

Available April and May weekends, excluding dam releases

Individual Rate (1-19 people) = $93.95/person*
Group Rate (20+ people) = $88.95/person*
Youth Group Rate (20+ people) = $83.95/person*

*Rates are subject to $2/person insurance and 6% local taxes and fees.
Rapids, on-river time and total time can vary based on weather and water conditions.

Check out our group leader benefits!

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Family Style Summer Whitewater Rafting

Lehigh Summer Whitewater Rafting (Ages 5+)

Book Your Reservation Now!This is the perfect trip to take advantage of warm water, beach-like weather, a complimentary breakfast buffet and super savings. Our easier, mid-summer (July-August) family-style Lehigh Whitewater Trip features fun-filled rapids, great swimming holes along the way, and beautiful scenery, too. Enjoy real rapids…real fun…real adventure… and a real bargain.

Starting at $26.95

NaturalFlow5+

Available on non-dam release dates: July through August

Individual Rate (1-19 people)
Adult = $37.95/person*
Child = $27.95/person*

Group Rate (20+ people)
Adult = $33.95/person*
Child = $26.95/person*

Youth Group Rate
Adult/Child = $28.95/person*

*Rates are subject to $2/person insurance and 6% local taxes and fees.
Rapids, on-river time and total time can vary based on weather and water conditions.

Check out our group leader benefits!

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Cancellation Policy: You can receive a full refund if you cancel at least 15 days in advance; 50% refund if you cancel 7 to 14 days in advance. No refunds can be made for cancellation less than 7 days ahead, or for no-shows or late arrivals.

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