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Discover a close-to-home adventure that feels a world away on the Lehigh River in the Pocono Mountains! Awesome wilderness scenery and exciting, fun-filled rapids combine for a picture-perfect outdoor day.

VTS partnered with a venerable whitewater rafting company to deliver the best whitewater adventures the Lehigh River in the Poconos has to offer. You have a choice between the Upper or Lower Lehigh River sections. All whitewater adventures are offered only on dam-release days.

On dam-release days, the conditions of the Lehigh River are controlled by the amount of rainfall in the area and by the amount of water released from the Francis E. Walter dam by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The river is inundated with an enormous amount of water, creating optimal conditions for class II-III rapids.

The Lehigh River snakes through the Lehigh Gorge and has a great diversity of plants and animals. You will find yourself zigzagging through pristine scenery as the river flows in a highly winding course through valleys and between ridges of the Appalachian Mountains.

2018 DATES FOR Dam Release LEHIGH RIVER
WHITEWATER RAFTING ADVENTURE PACKAGE

             Whitewater Rafting – Lower Lehigh $120*                    Whitewater Rafting – Upper Lehigh $120*

*Contact us for up to a $75 promotional deal

LOWER LEHIGH SECTION

- Saturday Trips -

Arrival Time: 9:30 a.m.


  • June 9
  • June 23
  • July 7
  • July 21
  • July 28
  • August 4
  • August 11
  • August 18
  • August 25
  • September 1

UPPER LEHIGH SECTION

- Sunday Trips -

Arrival Time: 9:20 a.m.


  • June 24
  • July 8
  • July 22
  • July 29
  • August 5
  • August 12
  • August 19
  • August 26
  • September 2

ADVENTURE PACKAGE

All rafting trips include the following:

  • Rapids: up to class II-III
  • Accompanied by professional river guides in kayaks
  • Photos available for purchase at end of trip
  • River Lunch – sandwich (turkey, ham & cheese or pb&j) drink, chips, etc.
  • Emergency rescue equipment and first aid supplies
  • Free on-site parking and free hot showers
  • Paintball Target Range (100 pellets included)
  • Paddle and life jacket
  • Pre-trip paddle instruction & safety over view
  • 50% discount voucher towards an additional food purchase at the snack bar
  • Round trip shuttle service from rafting center to river

Once the shuttle bus takes you from the rafting center to the river, you start the day with a wet n’ wild dam-release whitewater rafting trip down the world-famous Lehigh River Gorge in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains – home to one of the most popular whitewater adventure destinations in the country! Halfway down the meandering river, you will stop for a river lunch along the banks of the Lehigh. After paddling to the end, a shuttle bus will be waiting to return you to the adventure center where you can take a free warm shower, change into dry cloths and redeem your voucher for 100 pellets at the on-site paintball target range. And don’t forget to use your 50% discount voucher towards an additional food purchase at the snack bar.

DETAILS

Meeting Location288 North Stagecoach Rd., Weatherly, PA 18255

Lower Lehigh Adventure Package: up to 16 major rapids | River time: 4-5 hrs.* | Total time: 6-7 hrs.*

Upper Lehigh Adventure Package: up to 11 major rapids | River time: 3-4 hrs.* | Total time: 5-6 hrs.*

# of People per RaftUsually between 4-7 people per raft

Minimum Age: 9

Weather Concerns: Except for rare instances, these trips run in most weather conditions – sun, rain, wind and most everything in between.

*On-River Time, Total Time, Number of Rapids, Rapids Class and Distance may vary based on day-to-day river conditions.

Approximate Driving Distance to Rafting Center:

Philadelphia, PA: 2 hours
Atlantic City, NJ:  3 hours
Baltimore, MD:  3 hours
Central, NJ:  2-3 hours
Harrisburg, PA:  2 hours
Hartford, CT:  4 hours
Metro New York:  2 hours
Newark, NJ:  2 hours
Washington, DC:  4 hours
Wilmington, DE:  2-1/2 hours

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*On-River Time, Total Time, Number of Rapids, Rapid Class and Total Distance Traveled may vary based on day-to-day river conditions.