White Water Rafting in Ohiopyle State Park
The Youghiogheny River flows through the heart of Ohiopyle State Park, providing some of the best white water rafting and kayaking in all of Pennsylvania and the East Coast. Within a short drive of Major cities like Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington D.C. hundreds of thousands of people come rafting in Ohiopyle every year.
Within Ohiopyle, two parts of the Youghiogheny River are rafted. The Middle Yough and the Lower Yough:
The Middle Yough | Family Raftings Trips In Ohiopyle
The Middle Yough is an excellent river for families with small children who want to experience some white water. Outfitters in the town of Ohiopyle let children as young as 5 years old go down on the guided Middle Yough Trips. With its easy class I and II rapids the Middle Yough is also an ideal place for people wanting to learn how to kayak.
The Lower Yough | World Class White Water
The Lower Youghiogheny is one of the most rafted rivers in the country. With rapids such as Double Hydraulics, Dimple Rock Rapid and Cucumber Rapid, the Lower Yough brings in hundreds of thousands of people a year. This class III and IV river is good for first time rafters yet not boring for experienced rafters.
Reserving a Rafting Trip in Ohiopyle
If you have never been rafting before and want to raft in Ohiopyle, it is highly recommended that you contact one of the outfitters in the town of Ohiopyle. They run guided trips and can place a guide in your raft to help ensure a smooth ride.
For more information on the Rafting Companies in Ohiopyle, please visit our Ohiopyle Rafting Companies Page.