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Whitewater Adventures

 

Whitewater Adventures

We are blessed with the majestic Youghiogheny River. Not only is it a source of breathtaking beauty, it is a source of high adventure for the more daring among us. Whitewater boating, whether with kayaks, rafts or canoes, provides thrills for thosands each year as they challange the Yough's rapids. Most who make the journey do so as part of a guided tour (which is the only sensable way unless you are very experienced). The sojourn will provide memories lasting a lifetime.

Ohiopyle State Park contains two segments of the Youghiogheny River that are used for whitewater boating. The famous Lower Yough begins after the Ohiopyle Falls and contains numerous class III and IV rapids which must be run with sturdily constructed rubber rafts, kayaks and closed deck canoes. The Middle Yough, towards Confluence, contains class I and II whitewater. River levels can change the difficulty of rapids. Check at the launch area or contact the park office for current water levels.

Four authorized concessionaires provide guided river tours on the Lower Yough. Inflatable kayak and raft rentals are available from other private businesses for use on the river. Special regulations are in effect. A separate brochure detailing those regulations applicable to whitewater boating is available upon request. For complete information on boating rules and regulations in Pennsylvania, visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.

Licensed Commercial Outfitters:

Inexperienced boaters should not attempt the Youghiogheny River without qualified guides. Outfitted trips are available from concessionaires that provide rafts, guides, all necessary safety equipment, and transportation to and from the river. The following is a list of licensed, commercial outfitters currently operating on the Youghiogheny River.

 

There is a fee to reserve a launch time at Ohiopyle State Park. It costs $15 per season, or $2.50 per reservation.