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Mega Dam Release Weekend

October 08, 2022

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 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!


2022 Whitewater Dam Release Dates


  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases


  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases
  • Plus, an extra boost from the dam on the 14th, 21st, 28th & 29th


  • Natural flow from the 1st thru 5th,
  • Plus, an extra boost from the dam on the 11th, 12th, 25th & 26th


  • 9th & 10th, 23rd & 24th, 30th, 31st


  • 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th


  • 3rd & 4th


  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases
  • Plus a MEGA Dam Release on the 8th & 9th


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.

2022 Whitewater Dam Release Rates

  • Individual – $71.99 (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



  • Most of our rafts 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 whitewater 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
  • On dam release trips we require that each raft have at least one English speaking adult able to translate safety briefings and directions to others in the raft.
  • Water guns are NOT permitted on the Dam Release Whitewater section of the Lehigh River. If you are looking for a milder trip with swimming, splashing, and water gun battles, we recommend our Family Style Whitewater OR Pocono Pirate Rafting trips.
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