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NJ/NY Hiking, Cycling and Kayaking Message Board › White Water Rafting Saturday Aug 24th

White Water Rafting Saturday Aug 24th

MORE TRIP DETAILS: Please visit­, click on “Lehigh River” and then click on Rafting, also click on the “FAQ’s link.

HOW LONG IS YOUR RAFTING TRIP?: It’s hard to be precise, because trip lengths vary from day to day. We usually say 3-4 hours on the river, and 5-6 hours overall.

HOW ROUGH IS THE WATER: This also varies from day to day, depending on recent rainfall, discharges from the dam. The effect of downstream tributaries, and so on.

SAFEY: Nothing is more important to us than your safety. We urge you to watch the Whitewater Rafting Safety video on our web site, take our online Whitewater Safety Quiz.

TIMELY ARRIVAL: Our trip times are strictly regulated by the state, so we can’t wait for late arrivals.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: We caution against relying on GPS or Internet mapping services. Precise driving directions are available on our web site. From Rt. 80, exit 273, you’ll want to go west on Rt. 940 for ½ mile; then turn left onto Lehigh Gorge Drive; go 4.8 miles; the3n turn right onto Buck Mountain Road; go 1 mile; then turn right onto North Stage Coach Rd; go 300 yards to our entrance on the right.

PROPER FOOTWEAR: Flip-flops, loose-fitting sandals, “crocs” and bare feet are not permitted on the river. Old sneakers are the best. Sturdy sandals (like TEVA’s) are acceptable.

WHAT NOT TO TAKE IN YOUR RAFT: Leave dry clothes and towels in your car for after the trip. Don’t take in your raft any valuables, keys, coolers, alcohol, glass containers, pets or cameras that aren’t waterproof. Car keys may be left at the Rafting Center.

WHAT TO WEAR & BRING: you will get wet. On warmer days. A swim suit or T-shirt and shorts are fine. Sunscreen and a visor or brimmed hat are always a good idea. In cooler weather a windbreaker is useful. Avoid cotton which will make you colder.

RIVER LUNCHES: At the Lehigh, you’re welcome to bring a light lunch (no alcohol, glass bottles or coolers). Each raft includes a 5 gallon water-tight container for your food. Sometimes we can accommodate last minute order at our snack bar.

WAIVER FORMS: Waiver forms must be completed by each individual. These forms can be found on our web site and completed in advance. Blank forms are also available at the Rafting Center

TIPPING: We are often asked about tipping, It is certainly appreciated, and many of our guests do take the opportunity to acknowledge a job well done, Guide tips are usually in the range of 10% to 20% of trip fee.
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