Dam Release Whitewater

August 17, 2024 - 10:45 am

Rate Includes:

  • All necessary whitewater rafting equipment
  • Life jacket
  • 5 gallon bucket with lid to store your lunch
  • Post-trip bonfire
  • Change rooms
  • Shuttle service to / from the river
  • Professional river guides

Cost: $90.00 per person

Whitewater Rafting - spend the day getting wet and wild

Experience the best whitewater rafting in the Tri-State area

Dam Release Whitewater Rafting in the Lehigh Gorge State Park

You’ll be surrounded by state park protected mountains while enjoying 12 miles and 4-5 hours of Class II, III whitewater rafting and breathtaking scenery. Whitewater adventures are fun, thrilling, and memorable. In fact, it’s an adventure that everyone can enjoy. Not only will you paddle through 17 sets of rapids, but you’ll also laugh, get wet and have an amazing day outdoors. There is nothing like a whitewater dam release rafting trip on the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe, PA!



Sign up for the rafting trip when you register for The GNI Gathering

Rafting Trip Notes:

  • Most of the rafts accommodate 4 to 7 people. Organize your own group or be randomly assigned with other guests at the start of the trip.
  • You will stop for lunch mid-way.  Lunch is not provided, however, sub lunches can be purchased from the tour operator upon your arrival. GNI will try to arrange for the camp kitchen to pack lunches for you in advance though we cannot guarantee that at this time.
  • If you forget something you can pick it up in the whitewater rafting retail shop.
  • Your photo is taken on the river and available for purchase in the store at the end of your day. You can also purchase your photo from the tour operator online if you prefer.
  • Wear shoes that will not fall off your feet. Bare feet, flip flops, slides, or slippers are NOT permitted.
  • Water guns are NOT permitted on the Dam Release Whitewater section of the Lehigh River.
  • The Lehigh River is a free flowing wild river with changing water and weather conditions. You should be healthy and capable of getting back in the raft should you fall out.  If you have excessive weight for your height or have a disability which would hinder or prevent you from getting back into the raft, GNI does not recommend this trip for you. Guests that are participating in the Dam Release Whitewater Rafting Adventure must be comfortable walking for 20 minutes to the river from the check-in office.