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Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River

in the Poconos, PA

The right rafting trips ... at the right prices ...in the right locations!

"White Water Rafting Dam Releases ...the most fun you'll have all year!"

 

Welcome to the world-famous Lehigh River Gorge in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains - home to one of the most popular whitewater rafting trips in the country!  Here you'll discover a close-to-home adventure that feels a world away!  Awesome wilderness scenery and exciting, fun-filled rapids combine for a picture-perfect outdoor day. 

 

You'll laugh. You'll scream. And you'll soak yourself silly!  Absolutely no experience needed! 

 

 

Be sure to check out ALL of our Lehigh River adventures and programs:

   

 

And don't forget, our rivers and trails are some of the most pristine places on the planet.  We hope you'll take this opportunity to join Whitewater Challengers, our staff and our state park partners in providing the kind of stewardship that will preserve these special places for generations to come.  That means recycling when we can, treating local flora and fauna with respect; and packing out everything we pack in.  We also invite you to participate in our carbon-offset and reforestation programs as a part of your planet-friendly adventure!

Need a ride from NYC?  Check out our NYC shuttle dates and details     

Coming on or near your birthday?  Check out our FREE Birthday Bash Package details

 

Group Benefits at the Lehigh River, PA

 

Probable 2014 Dam Release Dates:

 

May 10, 17, 24-25; June 7-8, 21-22; July 5-6, 19-20, 26-27; August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24; August 30-31; and our "Grand Finale" Super Release on October 11-12

      

 

Dam Release Whitewater (Ages 9+):

   Available May 10, 17, 24-25; June 7-8, 21-22; July 5-6, 19-20, 26-27; August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24;

    August 30-31; and our "Grand Finale" Super Release on October 11-12

This is our most popular trip, and thanks to weekend dam releases, we'll be rafting through the fabulous Lehigh River Gorge all season long... Spring, Summer and Fall.  This trip boasts dozens of exciting rapids combined with spectacular wilderness scenery.  You'll laugh, you'll scream and you'll soak yourself silly! 

       

             Height Requirement: 44"

Minimum Age: 9
On-River Time: 3-4 hrs
Total Time: 5-6 hrs
 

                           On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.

Individual
Rate
Group
Rate
Youth Group (Weekend Rate)

(20 or more)

Youth Group
(Weekday Rate)

(20 or more)

Book Online Rafting Trip
$59.95
$55.95
$49.95
N/A
                       Rates subject to 6% local taxes and fees and $2/person insurance.Group rates not applicable on July and

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Dam Release Whitewater (Ages 7+):

   Available May 10, 17, 24-25; June 7-8, 21-22; July 5-6, 19-20, 26-27; August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24;

    August 30-31; October 11-12

Here's the perfect combination of dam release whitewater and family-style fun.Perfect for families and youngsters down to age 7. Fun-filled rapids and terrific swimming opportunities make this the perfect day out for    your family and friends.  Real whitewater ... real adventure ... real fun!

                 HEIGHT REQUIREMENT: 40"

Rapids: Class I-II-III
Minimum Age: 7
On-River Time: 3-4 hrs
Total Time: 5-6 hrs

                          On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.

Individual
Rate
Group
Rate

(20 or more)

Youth Group (Weekend Rate)

(20 or more)

Youth Group (Weekday Rate)

(20 or more)

Book Online Rafting Adventure
$49.95
$45.95
$39.95
N/A

                          Rates subject to 6% local taxes and fees and $2/person insurance.

Make A Payment

 

Dam Release Whitewater PM Trip (Ages 5+):

Available on July and August Dam Release Saturdays: July 5, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23; August 30

Here's a quicker, slightly easier trip, that's still packed with plenty of action and beautiful scenery.Perfect if you're a late riser, or if you prefer a little less time on the river!  A great value, too!  Available on dam release Saturdays, July through Labor Day.

                   HEIGHT REQUIREMENT: 37"

Rapids: Class I-II-III
Minimum Age: 5
On-River Time: 3-4 hrs
Total Time: 5-6 hrs

                          On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.

Individual
Rate
Group
Rate

(20 or more)

Youth Group (Weekend Rate)

(20 or more)

Youth Group
(Weekday Rate)

(20 or more)

Book Your Online Rafting Adventure
 $44.95
$39.95
$36.95
N/A

                          Rates subject to 6% local taxes and fees and $2/person insurance.

Make A Payment

 

Dam Release Marathon (Ages 12+):

Available on these Dam Release days: May 10, 17, 24-25; June 8, 22; July 6, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Want the ultimate challenge?  Try our Dam Release Marathon Trip, available in May, and on dam release Sundays, June through September. This is the longest one-day whitewater trip in the East…25 miles of incredible scenery and dozens of exciting rapids. A dawn-to-dusk thriller!  Previous whitewater experience is required. Be absolutely certain that everyone in your party is in good shape, well rested, well-fed, and up to the challenge.  And don't forget to purchase and wear with pride, an "I survived the Lehigh Marathon" T-shirt!

                   HEIGHT REQUIREMENT: 44"

Rapids: Class II-III
Minimum Age: 12
On-River Time: 6-8 hrs
Total Time: 8-9 hrs

                          On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.

Individual
Rate
Group
Rate

(20 or more)

Youth Group (Weekend Rate)

(20 or more)

Youth Group
(Weekday Rate)

(20 or more)

Call us 1-800443-8554
$99.95
$91.95
$86.95
N/A

                          Rates subject to 6% local taxes and fees and $2/person insurance.

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Dam Release Weekender (Ages 10+):

Available on Dam Release weekends: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

Enjoy two days, back-to-back, exploring the beauty and excitement of the Lehigh River!  Warm up on an easier Class I-II-II+ rapids on Saturday, then challenge the bigger rapids (up to Class III) on Sunday! Camping overnight at our Rafting Center is included. This is a two-day adventure you'll never forget. 

                   HEIGHT REQUIREMENT: 44"

Rapids: Class II-III
Minimum Age: 10
On-River Time: 3 & 4 hrs
Total Time: N/A

                          On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.

Individual
Rate
Group Rate

(20 or more)

Youth Group (Weekend Rate)
(20 or more)
Youth Group
(Weekday Rate)

(20 or more)

Call us 1-800443-8554

$114.95
$105.95
$99.95
N/A
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                          Rates subject to 6% local taxes and fees and $2/person insurance.

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On Non-Dam Release Days, choose from

these three fun-filled Lehigh River trips...

 

Lehigh Whitewater Trip (Ages 9+):

Available on non-dam release dates: April 1 through June 30, and September 1 through October 19

 

Our most exciting, natural-flow trip through the Lehigh River Gorge.  Highest flows are usually in the Spring (April & May) and later in the Fall (mid-September through October).  Enjoy great scenery and exciting rapids! 

                   HEIGHT REQUIREMENT: 44"

Minimum Age: 9
On-River Time: 3-4 hrs
Total Time: 5-6 hrs

                      On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.

Individual
Rate
Group
Rate

(20 or more)

Youth Group
(Weekend Rate)

(20 or more)

Youth Group (Weekday Rate)

(20 or more)

Book Online
$57.95 (April-June)
$39.95 (June wkdays)
$49.95 (Sept.-Oct.)
$53.95
$36.95
$46.95
$47.95
N/A
$42.95
$32.95
$32.95
$32.95
                      Rates subject to 6% local taxes and fees and $2/person insurance.

 

Make A Payment

 

                      

Lehigh Whitewater Trip (Ages 5+):

Available on non-dam release dates: July through August

This is a great trip to take advantage of warm water, beach-like weather, a complimentary breakfast buffet and super savings. Our easier, mid-summer (July-August) family-style Lehigh Whitewater trip features fun-filled  rapids, great swimming holes along the way, and beautiful scenery, too. 

Real rapids…real fun…real adventure… and a real bargain.   

                   HEIGHT REQUIREMENT: 37"

Rapids: Class I-II
Minimum Age: 5
On-River Time: 3-4 hrs
Total Time: 5-6 hrs

                           On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.

Individual
 Rate
Group
Rate

(20 or more)

Youth Group
(Weekend Rate)

(20 or more)

Youth Group (Weekday Rates)

(20 or more)

Book Your Online Rafting Trip
$37.95 (Adult)
 $27.95 (Child)
$33.95
$26.95
$28.95
$28.95
$28.95
$28.95

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Lehigh Marathon (Ages 12+):

Available April and May Weekends excluding dam release days.

Like its dam release counterpart, this Marathon Trip is the longest one-day whitewater adventure in the East … 25 miles of incredible scenery with dozens of exciting rapids.  A dawn-to-dusk thriller! Previous whitewater experience is required. Be absolutely certain that everyone in your party is in good shape, well rested, well-fed, and up to the challenge.  And don't forget to purchase and wear with pride, an "I survived the Lehigh Marathon" T-shirt!

                   HEIGHT REQUIREMENT : 44"

Rapids: Class II-III
Minimum Age: 10
On-River Time: 6-8 hrs
Total Time: 8-9 hrs

                           On-River Time, Total Time and Rapids may vary based on day-to-day conditions.

Individual
Rate
Group
Rate

(20 or more)

Youth Group (Weekend Rate)

(20 or more)

Youth Group (Weekday Rate)

(20 or more)

Call us 1-800443-8554
$93.95
$88.95
$83.95
$83.95
                           Rates subject to 6% local taxes and fees and $2/person insurance.

 

Make A Payment

 

Multi-Day Camping/Adventure Packages

at the Lehigh River

Pedals and Paddles (Ages 10+):

Available April 5 through October 19

Enjoy two days, back-to-back, exploring the exciting rapids of the Lehigh River, and mountain biking alongside the river, through the incredible scenery of the river gorge. Overnight camping at our Rafting Center is included.  Need tents or a bunkhouse?  These can be rented separately.  

                 

                 HEIGHT REQUIREMENT : 44"

Individual
Rate
Group
Rate

(20 or more)

Youth Group
(Weekend Rate)

(20 or more)

Youth Group
(Weekday Rate)

(20 or more)

Call Us to Reserve - 18004438554
$99.95
$92.95
$86.95
$69.95
 

 

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Pellets and Paddles (Ages 10+):

Available April 5 through October 19

Get "shot" on one day; then get "soaked" on the next day.  This action-packed two-day adventure package features a fun-filled combination of Paintball Games and Whitewater Rafting.  Overnight camping at our Rafting Center is included.Need tents or a bunkhouse? These can be rented separately. All your Paintball gear is included, along with 200 paintballs. (Additional paintballs may be purchased at the playing field.) All your rafting gear is included except for optional paddling attire, like splash jackets or wet suits, that you might want to rent for rafting in rainy or cooler weather.

                   Minimum Height Requirement: 44"

Individual
Rate
Group
Rate
Youth Group
(Weekend Rate)

(20 or more)

Youth Group
(Weekday Rate)

(20 or more)

Call Us to Reserve - 18004438554
$96.95
$89.95
$81.95
$72.95
 

 

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Customized Packages at the Lehigh:

Our Adventure Center near the Lehigh River provides the perfect setting for multi-day adventures that can include rafting, biking, orienteering, hiking, swimming, scavenger hunts, games and competitions, evening entertainment, and more. Perfect for camp and youth groups, these "adventure camp" programs can also include all meals, and overnight camping at the center.Contact our groups office (800-443-8554) for more details.

 
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Super Deluxe Raft and Stay Package:

Our Super Deluxe Raft and Stay Package features a selection of luxurious lodging at Skytop Lodge and many adventurous activities designed for your comfort and enjoyment. Click here for more details.

 
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Seasons Pass at Whitewater Challengers:

Our All-Seasons Pass is valid on all five of our whitewater rivers, Monday through Friday, from May 1 through September 29. 

Cost is $249, and allows unlimited weekday rafting all season long.  Save big on rafting this year with a

Whitewater Challengers All-Seasons Pass!

 

Other Programs and Activites

 

Celelbrate Your Birthday at Whitewater Challengers

"Make-A-Splash" Birthday Bash: Enjoy a Birthday Bash at Whitewater Challengers

Raft the Lehigh within 3 days of your birth date (or half-birth date), and we'll treat you to balloons, party hats, and noise makers for you and your friends. You'll also receive your own personal birthday cake and an outdoor day you'll never forget! Top it all off with a FREE Zipline ride for the Birthday Boy or Girl back at our Rafting Center. Must be reserved at least two weeks in advance.

    

See Rates Above for a Specific Rafting Trip or call us
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Introduction to Paintball at the Lehigh:

If you're new to Paintball - or even if you're not - check out our new "Introduction to Paintball" program.  You'll learn everything you need to know to get started.  And even if you're an experienced player, you'll still enjoy our new target range here at the rafting center. 

Click here for all the "Intro to Paintball" details.

Call Us to Reserve - 18004438554

Panning For gems and Fossils

Everyone- young and old- will love the excitement of finding beautiful gemstones and fossils in what appears to be a bag of dirt.

3 easy steps to panning...

  1.  Purchase, in our campstore, a bag of mining rough enriched with gems or fossils from around the world...no two bags are alike!
  2. Pour some of the mining rough in a screen-bottom box
  3. Dip the box in our sluice and watch the gems and fossils appear as the water washes the soil away. You can take home your precious keepsakes to remind you of your treasure-hunting experience at Whitewater Challengers.

Reserving your trip is as easy as 1-2-3.  Just... 

Organize, Pick and Reserve Your Whitewater Challengers Adventure

You can also reserve - Meals, camping, biking, PAINTBALL, etc...

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Group Benefits at the Lehigh River

Rafting the Lehigh River at Whitewater Challengers

Our FAQs page and Pre-Trip Checklist are helpful tools in planning for your trip.

Whitewater Challengers offers active adventure-programs that require some participation on your part, and a reasonable degree of physical fitness.  If you are more than modestly overweight, we may be unable to accommodate you with appropriate equipment and safety gear.  If you suffer from heart or other serious medical conditions, consult your doctor for his or her advice.  Please call us in advance with any questions or concerns.


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Cancellation Policy:

You can receive a full refund if you cancel 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.

 

For Reservations &

Information Contact:

Adventure Center at Whitewater Challengers

PO Box 8

White Haven, PA 18661

(800) 443-RAFT

Directions to Lehigh

Adventure Center:

Whitewater Challengers

288 North  Stagecoach Road

Weatherly, PA 18255

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