Are you planning a trip to the Pocono Mountains this summer? There are many ways to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather that this season brings. If you’re interested in summer days spent on the water, consider a whitewater rafting trip on the mountain’s most impressive rivers. Read on to discover the best destinations for whitewater rafting in the Poconos!
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Top 4 Companies for Whitewater Rafting in the Poconos
Make the most of your summer in the Poconos with these four adventure companies. Continue reading to learn more about what each company has to offer!
1. Kittatinny Canoes
Kittatinny Canoes offers whitewater rafting trips when water is released from the hydroelectric plant at Lake Wallenpaupack. These conditions make for great whitewater rafting opportunities due to the volume of water released. Kittatinny Canoes takes you on a route from the Lackawaxen River to the Delaware River. The conditions on release days earn the river a whitewater Class 2 & 3 designation, so this is better for more experienced paddlers. Kittatinny Canoes also offers Poconos kayaking trips!
2. Pocono Whitewater
Pocono Whitewater offers trips during water release and times of natural river flow. An added perk of rafting with Pocono Whitewater is that there’s a bonfire afterward, so you can warm up after your excursion on the water. This is included in the rates for Class 2 & 3 and the family-style whitewater trips.
3. Jim Thorpe River Adventures
Embark on an adventurous ride down a river and through the 900-foot canyons of Lehigh Gorge State Park with Jim Thorpe River Adventures. This trip is sure to get your heart racing while treating you to fantastic views of the beautiful Lehigh Gorge State Park. They also have an introductory-level trip for beginners.
4. Whitewater Rafting Adventures
The family-owned and operated Whitewater Rafting Adventures offers Class 1, 2 & 3 whitewater trips. The 13-mile Lehigh River whitewater excursion takes you on an exciting, fast-paced journey down the rapids with breathtaking views of the Lehigh Gorge State Park along the way.
Their “EZ” whitewater route features Class 1 & 2 rapids for families and first-timers, which allows you to experience the fun of rapids while still enjoying the more tranquil sections of the river.
Rest Your Muscles at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi
Rest your tired muscles at Mountaintop Lodge after a day of whitewater rafting in the Poconos. Our lodge offers comfortable accommodations, convenient amenities, and a fantastic location on Lake Naomi. You can soak up even more summer fun with a visit to the lakeside beaches on Lake Naomi!
Check our availability to start planning your summer vacation to the Pocono Mountains!