Lehigh River Whitewater Rafting in the Poconos

Premier Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River

Premier Whitewater Rafting

  • Exciting class 2-3 rapids!
  • Ages 9+
  • Dam release weekends!
  • 3-4 hours on the river
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Our most popular trip on the Lehigh River offers thrilling rapids and beautiful scenery. Enjoy a spectacular day out on one of PA’s premier, wild and scenic rivers! Choose a dam release date for even more excitement.

Rate: $59.95/person*
Family Style Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River

Family Style Whitewater

  • FREE lunch Monday-Friday
  • Family friendly rapids
  • Ages 5+
  • 2.5-3 hours on the river
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Enjoy miles of family friendly class 1-2 rapids. Real rapids and real fun with calmer spots that are popular for a cool, refreshing swim. The perfect trip for the whole family!

Weekend Rate: $49.95/person*
Weekday Rate:  $39.95/adult* & $32.95/youth*
Tent Camping at the Lehigh River Adventure Center


  • Wooded tent camping
  • Family-friendly
  • Easy walk to check in
  • Rent tents or bunkhouses
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Our rustic campground offers all the necessary amenities for your overnight stay. Restrooms, showers, dining services, camp store, recreation field, game room, paintball target range and more!

Rate: $7.50/person/night*

Inflatable Kayaking on the Lehigh River

Inflatable Kayaking

  • A more challenging trip!
  • Deluxe lunch included
  • 3-4 hours on the river
  • Ages 12+
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A fun NEW way to experience the Lehigh River in the Poconos, PA. Paddle solo or with a partner in one of our tandem whitewater “duckies”. Take on class 2-3 rapids in the Lehigh Gorge. A complimentary deluxe riverside deli-style lunch is included.

Rate: $89.95/person*
Lehigh Gorge Premier Plus Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River

Premier PLUS Whitewater

  • Small group size
  • Deluxe lunch included
  • Ages 9+
  • Dam release at its best!
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Join other small groups for a more personalized version of our exciting Premier Whitewater Rafting Trip. A complimentary deluxe riverside deli-style lunch is included. Trip size is limited to 45 people.

Rate: $89.95/person*
Dining services at Whitewater Challengers offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and more!


  • Breakfast & dinner buffets
  • Boxed lunches for activities
  • Three meal deal available
  • Snack bar and ice cream onsite
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The Lehigh River Rafting Center in the Poconos offers dining services all day! Choose from the buffet breakfast, boxed lunch or buffet dinner. Grab some snack or drinks from the snack bar or enjoy some soft serve ice cream on a hot day. Click here to read the menu options.

3 Adventures Day Trip Inflatable Kayaking on the Lehigh River

3-Adventures Day Trip

  • Deluxe lunch included
  • Scenic river views
  • Ages 10+
  • Rafting, biking, hiking in 1 day!
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Want to book an exciting weekday trip? Try our NEW 3 Adventures Day Trip in the Poconos that includes biking, rafting and hiking for a 7-8 hour adventure starting at 9:03am every Friday from June 1 and September 7, 2018. Ages 10+. The following is included in your trip: bike rental, shuttles to and from the trails, helmets and deluxe deli-style riverside lunch.

Rate – $89.95/person*
Marathon Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River

Whitewater Marathon

  • Longest river adventure!
  • Ages 12+
  • 6-8 hours on the river
  • Class 2-3 whitewater
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Want the ultimate challenge? This is the longest one‑day white water rafting trip in Pennsylvania, with 25 miles of incredible scenery and dozens of exciting rapids. Available on dam release Sundays, May through October. Approximately 6-8 hours on the river. Ages 12+

Rate – $99.95/person*
Biking on the Lehigh Gorge Trail

Trail Biking

  • Ride through the Lehigh Gorge
  • Smooth downhill grade
  • Shuttle services provided
  • Use our bikes or bring your own
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Ride the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail to take in some scenic views along the river. Miles of trail with waterfalls and wildlife! Choose from a variety of check in times and trail lengths when you book your ride.

2018 Whitewater Dam Release Dates

on the Lehigh River

May 12, 19, 26-27
June 9-10, 23-24
July 7-8, 21-22, 28-29
August 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
September 1-2
October 6-7

Scenic view of the Lehigh River in PA

About the Lehigh River

Located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Lehigh River Gorge is the perfect place for your next whitewater rafting adventure. From relaxing, family-friendly whitewater rafting down miles of easy Class I and II rapids to more challenging adventures like our Whitewater Marathon, you’ll find it all at Whitewater Challengers on the Lehigh River.

Flowing through valleys between the Pocono and Appalachian Mountains, the Lehigh River features several sections of rapids. Therefore making it the perfect place for recreational outdoor activities like whitewater rafting and inflatable kayaking. Natural rapids are further enhanced on dam release days, when extra water intensifies the rapids, providing an even more exciting rafting experience.

With Class I, II, III and III+ rapids available, Lehigh River rafting is ideal for any and all rafters, from beginners to seasoned experts. Lehigh River rafting trips in Pennsylvania with Whitewater Challengers are available during the spring, summer and fall. With our talented and fun-loving river guides, adrenaline-pumping rapids and the chance to explore one of the premier whitewater rivers in the Northeast, you’re sure to have a great time no matter when you choose to go!

Nearby Lodging

You can stay onsite at our expansive campground just walking distance from check in for your activities. Or choose from one of many great nearby hotels, B&Bs, or cabins.

Nearby Activities

Looking for more to do during your stay in the Poconos? We have tons of great suggestions for you. Whitewater rafting is just part of the adventure…there is so much found nearby!

Cancellation Policy: You can receive a full refund if you cancel your Lehigh River rafting trip 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.
*Prices subject to 6% taxes and fees, and $2 per person insurance charge