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Ohiopyle White Water Rafting & Boating

You can launch your Ohiopyle white water rafting trip right from the Paddler's Lane shores on the Youghiogheny River.   We are also just a short drive from various launch sites, white water rafting boat rentals, tours, and classes.  We will be happy to help our guests arrange logistics.

There are four basic sections of the river to start from based on the class of rapids for your skill level.  Here is a brief location guide to getting you started on your Ohiopyle white water rafting adventure.

Map to White Water RaftingMiddle Yough - Class II Rapids
Launch from Paddler's Lane and you will be rafting the Middle Yough in family-friendly class 2 rapids. You can also launch 2 miles upstream and take-out at Paddlers Lane. There are launch areas at the Main House Vacation Rental, Chalet Cabin, and Riverside Campground.

Lower Yough - Class III Rapids
Paddle 11 miles downstream from our launch area or drive 15 minutes to find class 3 rapids at the Lower Yough.

Upper Yough - Class IV/V Rapids
A 15-minute drive from our property to find class 4-5 rapids.  These rapids require a high level of expertise or you can take a guided rafting tour with a commercial provider.

Top Yough – Class IV/V Rapids
Experts can run the rapids here, but there are no commercial tours or rentals available in this area of the Yough.

Other Local White Water Rafting
Casselman River has Class II/III Rapids and is 11 miles from Paddlers Lane

Meadow Run is 7miles of IV-V(V+) class rapids starting at Ohiopyle which is 13.2 Miles from Paddlers Lane

Cheat River is a class III/IV wilderness run is about an hours drive from Paddler's lane

Boating on The Yough Lake

The Yough lake and Dam are just a 10-minute drive from Paddlers Lane. Bring your boat! We have considerable parking for your boat and vehicle (No RV's please).

River & Lake Outfitters
Laurel Highlands River Tours

Hours: 8am-10pm
Season: Apr.-Oct.
Other Information: Boat or raft rentals, guided trips, equipment rentals, classes
Discounts available for: Children, Groups, AAA
Raft the Lower Youghiogheny 2019 'River of the Year'. Fully guided or guide-escorted tours. Perfect for the seasoned paddler and for first-time rafters. Experience the ultimate family float trip on the Middle Youghiogheny. This calm and scenic trip on gentle rapids will glide you and your family to a memorable river trip. The Cheat River boasts an ever-changing flow making each experience going down the river unique. Looking for the ultimate challenge? Try the Upper Yough. We also offer rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, kayak clinics, and lodging packages. Call for group rates.

724-329-8531 or 800-4RAFTIN (472-3846)
Distance: 12.6

855 River Road
Confluence, PA 15424
Hours: 9am-6pm (Apr.-Sept.:Daily)
Season: Apr.-Feb.
Other Information: Reservations Required
Discounts available for: Groups.
Canoe, kayak and raft rentals and lessons.

Distance: 2.5
White Water Adventurers, Inc.

6 Negley St.
PO Box 31
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
Hours: 8am-7pm
Season: Mar. 15-Oct. 20
Other Information: Boat or raft rentals, guided trips, equipment rentals, classes
Discounts available for: Groups

724-329-8850 or 800-WWA-RAFT (992-7238)
Wilderness Voyageurs

103 Garrett St.
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
Other Information: Boat or raft rentals, guided trips, equipment rentals, classes.

724-329-1000 or 800-272-4141
Yough Lake Marina

140 Marina Drive
Addison, PA 15411


Specials & Packages

Book directly for any two non-holiday weeknights in January, February or March and receive a 10% discount.

Book a 7-day house rental on our Website or by phone (Sunday to Sunday) in May, June, July or August and receive a 10% discount.