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Mega Dam Release Weekend

October 07, 2023

Peak Fall Foliage & A Mega Dam Release Rafting Trip!

Visit Jim Thorpe in the Pocono Mountains and experience the vibrant autumn hues, high water, and a day of Dam Release Whitewater Rafting.  The foliage will be peaking and The Francis E. Walter Dam will be releasing more than three times the amount of water than normal.

All of our whitewater raft trips are guided from beginning to end.  Children ages 8 and up are welcome.  This is a fun, thrilling, and memorable whitewater rafting adventure for the whole family!


2023 Whitewater Dam Release Dates


  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases


  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases
  • Plus, an extra boost from the dam on the 13th, 20th, 27th & 28th


  • Natural flow from the 1st thru 4th,
  • Plus, an extra boost on the 10th & 11th, 24th & 25th


  • 8th & 9th, 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th


  • 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th, 26th & 27th


  • 2nd & 3rd


  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases
  • Plus a MEGA Dam Release on the 7th & 8th

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.


2023 Whitewater Dam Release Rates

  • Individual – $79.99 (ages 8 & up)
  • One person will raft for FREE when you bring a group 10 rafters, two raft for FREE when you bring 20 rafters, and so on.  For details, check out all of our FREE Whitewater Rafting Group Leader Benefits!


Whitewater Rafting Rates Include

  • 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

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