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Dam Release Whitewater

Experience the best whitewater rafting in the Tri-State area.

Dam Release Whitewater Rafting in the Lehigh Gorge State Park

You’ll be surrounded by state park protected mountains while enjoying 12 miles and 4-5 hours of Class II, III whitewater rafting and breathtaking scenery. Whitewater rafting adventures with us are fun, thrilling, and memorable. In fact, it’s an adventure that everyone from ages 8 and up can enjoy – no experience necessary! Not only will you paddle through 17 sets of rapids, but you’ll also laugh, get wet and have an amazing day outdoors. There is nothing like a whitewater dam release rafting trip on the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe, PA!

Have children that don’t meet the age criteria?  You could also check out our Family Style Whitewater.  Great for families with young children ages 4 and up.

Don’t forget, in addition to rafting, you can also go Rail Trail Biking or play Skirmish Paintball!  Call 570-325-8430 or Click for more information on biking and paintball in the Poconos.   

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2020 Whitewater Dam Release Dates


  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases


  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases
  • Plus, an extra boost from the dam on the 16th, 23rd, 30th & 31st


  • Natural flow from the 1st thru 7th
  • Plus, an extra boost from the dam on the 13th, 14th, 27th & 28th


  • 11th & 12th, 25th & 26th


  • 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th


  • 5th & 6th


  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases
  • Plus a MEGA Dam Release on the 10th & 11th

If these dates do not fit your schedule or you are looking for something a little less adventurous, our Family Style Whitewater Rafting Trip is an alternate option.



2020 Whitewater Dam Release Rates


  • All necessary whitewater rafting equipment
  • Life jacket
  • 5 gallon bucket with lid to store your lunch
  • Free parking
  • Post-trip bonfire
  • Change rooms
  • Shuttle service to/from the river
  • Professional river guides


  • Each raft will accommodate 4 to 6 people. 
  • You will stop for lunch mid-way.  Lunch is not provided, however, sub lunches can be purchased from our Broken Paddle Bar and Grill upon your arrival.
  • If you forget something you can pick it up in our rafting retail shop.
  • Your photo is taken on the river and available for purchase in our store at the end of your day or online at

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Pocono Whitewater is temporarily closed but the river, mountains, and trails await your  arrival.

While you are safe at home with your family, browse our website and plan your summer adventure in the great outdoors!!

As a result of the recent COVID-19 developments and in compliance with Governor Wolf’s mandate, Pocono Whitewater will be closed for whitewater rafting and biking trips until Saturday, May 2nd

Our reservation office will remain open with limited staff and hours. The hours during this temporary shutdown will be Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm. We will be closed on Sundays. Don’t forget, you can book online 24 hours a day, live chat with us via the website OR send an email to:

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. We are looking forward to returning to normal life as soon as possible.

Keep in touch via our Facebook page. Stay safe!