Lehigh River Poconos Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking Adventures in Jim Thorpe
The best valued, most adrenaline pumping, most FUN Poconos whitewater rafting and kayaking adventures on the Lehigh River are with us! In cooperation with the PREMIER VIP whitewater rafting and Lehigh River Outfitter in the Poconos we provide the most satisfying and affordable Pocono whitewater rafting and kayaking experience there is. Call now to confirm availability and then book online to save money on your Poconos whitewater adventure: 570-899-0400.
We run the most personalized VIP Rafting and Kayaking trips on the Lehigh River in the Poconos. We use a unique format of limiting the trip sizes (average 30 people) and with extra highly trained river guides this allows you, the guest, to be safer, see more wildlife, learn more history and have way more fun! Our competitors run trips with an average size of over 100+ people. Get ready for the best day outdoors you’ll have all year!
Our Poconos whitewater rafting and kayaking adventure guides are professionally trained, have been guiding, teaching kayaking and whitewater rafting for over 40 years on the Lehigh River and elsewhere! You will have the best service, most value and the thrill of your life! Pocono Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking trips are available daily but some of the biggest Poconos whitewater thrills fall on the weekends throughout the season when there are dam releases. These sell out quickly so please book ahead. Call now to confirm availability and then book online to save money on your Poconos whitewater rafting adventure: 570-899-0400.
2023 Francis E. Walter Dam – Whitewater Dam Release Schedule
The Lehigh River, Francis E. Walter Dam release schedule includes these dates with the potential for additional releases if sufficient water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. (For current river levels: Francis E. Walter Dam – Daily Flow Gauge and Dam Release Info and the Francis E. Walter Dam Website).
2023 Planned white water release dates (24+2**) are listed below. All dates during the recreation season are subject to change according to weather, safety and/or Army Corp. of Engineers decisions in relation to flood control.
- May 13, 20, 27-28
- June 10-11, 24-25
- July: 8-9, 22-23, 29-30
- August: 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
- September: 2-3,
- October: 7-8**
**The Oct. 7-8 weekend release is TBD and is intended to provide a means of releasing any excess water that may have accumulated during the recreation season. The releases in the past have been approx. 2000 CFS on the Saturday and 1200 CFS on the Sunday, and are super fun!
Whitewater Rafting – GUIDED:
12:00 PM ONLY Midweek -Adult/Youth(5+) $49.95 (Family style- April thru August, 4 person min.) 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM AND 1:00 PM Weekends -Adult/Youth(5+) $54.95 (Family style - April thru August, 4 person min.) -Dam Release WEEKENDS - Adult/Youth (7+) $59.95 (Up to Class 3 RIPPIN' RAPIDS - DAM RELEASE, 4 person min.) 2023 - July and August PEAK Season WEEKENDS 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM AND 1:00 PM Weekend -PEAK SEASON Dam Release WEEKENDS -Adult/Youth (7+) $64.95 (Up to Class 3 RIPPIN' RAPIDS - DAM RELEASE, 4 person min.) 2023 - FALL FOLIAGE WHITEWATER RAFTING TOUR -12:00 PM Daily FALL FOLIAGE TOUR -Adult/Youth(5+) $49.95 - (Midweek)
-Adult/Youth(5+) $54.95 - (Non-Dam Release Weekend)
-Adult/Youth(7+) $59.95 - (Oct. 7-8th Dam Release) -Midweek and Weekend Family Style, 1 Dam Release in October
(September thru October, 4 person min. please call for availability and to book)
Whitewater Kayaking – GUIDED:
Solo Inflatable Kayak 12:00 PM Midweek -Adult/Youth(12+) $74.95 (Family style - April thru October, 4 person min. group size) 12:00 PM Weekend -Adult/Youth(12+) $84.95 (Family style - April thru October, 2 person min.) -Dam Release - Adult/Youth(12+) $94.95 (Up to Class 3 RIPPIN' RAPIDS - DAM RELEASES, 2 person min.) Tandem Inflatable Kayak 12:00 PM Midweek -Adult/Youth(10+) $64.95/pp = $129.90 (Family style - April thru October, 2 person min.) 12:00 PM Weekend -Adult/Youth(10+) $69.95/pp = $139.90 (Family style - April thru October, 2 person min.) -Dam Release - Adult/Youth(12+) $74.95/pp = $149.90 (Up to Class 3 RIPPIN' RAPIDS - DAM RELEASES, 2 person min.)
We are the go to outfitter for inflatable kayak rentals on the Lehigh River. Try out our one of our Aire Tributary Tomcat Solo Inflatable Kayaks! These kayaks are super stable in whitewater, easy to maneuver and are the best way to experience the Class 3 Rapids of the mighty Lehigh River! Grab a friend, sibling or maybe have some first date fun on a Tandem Kayak in the Pocono Whitewater!
Got a group of friends that love the outdoors; well then, RENT a RAFT! Bachelor parties, youth groups, families alike all can have an action filled day without all the time constraints and influence of other guests. By renting a raft and going at it yourselves you can take your time or fly down like your on a log flume! (These Pocono whitewater kayak and raft rentals are for experienced boaters ONLY and you must have rafted or rented from us prior to booking.)
Whitewater Raft and Kayak RENTALS:
10:00 AM and 12:00 PM -Midweek Adult/Youth(10+) Kayak/Raft - Call for availability. Solo Kayak $79.95 Tandem Kayak $129.95 Raft (6-8p) $249.95 (Raft and Kayak Rentals are limited.) -Weekend Adult/Youth(10+) - Call for availability. Solo Kayak $99.95 Tandem Kayak $149.95 Raft (6-8p) $299.95 (Raft and Kayak Rentals are limited.)
Poconos Mountain Biking and Poconos Whitewater Rafting Adventure Combo Trips
Enjoy Poconos Mountain Biking in the Lehigh Gorge State Park on the world famous Lehigh Gorge Trail, then go Whitewater Rafting in the Poconos on that very same river! You are guaranteed the lowest pricing to see spectacular wonders of nature combined with some of our nation’s most cherished historical remains! Over 3 hours of fun on the Pocono whitewater and up to 3 hours biking on one of our modern Sport Bikes! (Add $5 to upgrade to a Comfort Bike or $10 for an Performance 29er Mountain Bike.) This is the Best Bike/Raft Combo in the Poconos and offers a fun day out for the most value and excitement! (Call for other lower cost alternatives and shorter adventure experiences.)
Choose a Bike/Raft or Bike/Kayak combo (Weekdays 2 per. min. – Weekends 4 per. min.):
1 Day Bike/Raft $109.95/pp Weekdays - $119/pp Weekends
1 Day Bike/Kayak $119.95/pp Weekdays only - $129.95/pp Weekends
1 Day Bike/Tandem Kayak $ 219.90 ($109.95/pp) Weekdays - $239.90 ($119.95/pp) Weekends
(Ask about our Antonio’s $10 Box Lunch Deal, call ahead for availability.)
If you are going to try this adventure it is a 9:00 AM PROMPT Start Time! Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. – BONUS: After you finish biking and before the rafting portion you may have time for lunch and sight see in the famously historic coal mining and railroad town of Jim Thorpe, PA.
This action packed activity needs to be reserved in advance and is therefore subject to availability. For more information and to find out how to book this Pocono Whitewater Rafting and Lehigh Gorge Trail Biking Combo Package you can contact us daily at: 570-899-0400 or use our contact us form. A same day or “last minute” booking fee of $10/person may apply without a timely advanced reservation, at our discretion. (4 person minimum.)
Check out our Lehigh Gorge Trail Biking Videos to see exciting Poconos biking footage of the Lehigh Gorge State Park where the biking portion takes place.
Extra Booking Fees:
If you want to learn more about; Biking Specials, the Lehigh Gorge Trail or logistics behind the Glen Summit, Rockport or Jim Thorpe VIP Bike Shuttle Service we have all the answers! For more reservation or cancellation policies check out: the most frequently asked questions.
After you try whitewater rafting or kayaking on the Lehigh River, you can go sight see on our Natural Wonders and Waterfalls Hiking tours, and or play disc golf at Hickory Run State Park! For more information about these types of tours check out our Pocono Fun page.
They operate with a permit from East Penn Township inside the newly upgraded Riverview Recreation Park and Campground. You will see large shuttle vans near the right side of the parking lot by the new bathrooms. This newly redesigned East Penn Township Riverview Park has a Cool Playground, Disc Golf, Public Boat Launch, Campground and the D&L Bike Trail. It’s located just off of Launch Road at this location:
- Google Map: Riverview Park, Launch Road, Lehighton PA 18235
- GPS Coordinates: 40.792255, -75.657188
- Nearby Business Address: 465 Riverview Road, Lehighton, PA
To change or modify your reservation please contact our Premier Rafting Partner; Extreme Adventure Travel at: 570-801-1231 and/or for more detailed directions please check out: http://www.extremeadventuretravel.com/directions.html,
Recommended items to bring:
- Bottled water and Lunch (sandwiches, snacks, drinks, dry storage ill be provided)
- High SPF sunscreen (the sun reflecting off the water increases sun exposure)
- Water shoes, closed toe or strapped sandals. (NO Flip flops they WILL fall off)
- Bathing suit (worn under shorts and a t shirt)
- In the event of cloudy, rainy and/or cold conditions a windbreaker or rain jacket, fleece and a wool sweater or technical top. Do not wear cotton clothing in cooler weather!