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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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2021 Whitewater Dam Release Dates

April

  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases

May

  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases
  • Plus, an extra boost from the dam on the 15th, 22nd, 29th & 30th

June

  • Natural flow from the 1st thru 6th,
  • Plus, an extra boost from the dam on the 12th, 13th, 26th & 27th

July

  • 10th & 11th, 24th & 25th, 31st

August

  • 1st, 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th

September

  • 4th & 5th

October

  • Daily, natural flow whitewater releases
  • Plus a MEGA Dam Release on the 9th & 10th

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.

 

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2021 Whitewater Dam Release Rates

  • Individual – $69.99 (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

 

RAFTING TRIP NOTES

  • 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 PoconoWhitewaterPhotos.com.
  • 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.