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Whitewater Challengers

288 N Stagecoach Rd, Weatherly, PA 18255-4218
+1 570-443-9532
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Whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River is an exciting adventure through the Pocono Mountain Region of PA. Choose from a variety of outdoor adventures from mild to wild. Our most popular trips are our Family Style Whitewater (ages 5+)and Our Premier Whitewater Trip (ages 9+). Great for experienced rafters and first timers. NEW for 2017 is our Premier Plus Whitewater Rafting Trip which offers a smaller, more personal trip option through the class 2-3 rapids of the Lehigh Gorge State Park. Try a more challenging experience with our Whitewater Marathon that takes you through 25 miles of the Lehigh Gorge State Park or our NEW Inflatable Kayaking (Ducky) Trip. No matter your experience level, the Lehigh River offers a trip meant for you! Join us at the Lehigh River Adventure Center to combine your rafting experience with camping, biking, hiking, paintball, and more. Onsite dining services provides three meals a day for a reasonable price. It's the most fun you'll have all year!
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“dam release” (32 reviews)
“lehigh river” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
288 N Stagecoach Rd, Weatherly, PA 18255-4218
+1 570-443-9532
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went this past weekend for a 17 mile trip on the Hudson and I'll admit , at first I was very apprehensive and very nervous but once I told this to the staff, they were very accommodating and paired us with a specific guide. He...More

Thank Mregano29
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a company of 300 employees from NYC. About half our company took a trip to Whitewater Challengers this past summer and we had the time of our lives! Some went biking and others went rafting. Dealing with Nancy Pilecki and all the staff...More

Thank Tzvi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone was friendly at the check in at the camp. We were a family of 5, we had our parents with us. It was a fun activity for the family.Be ready for a full workout. Since we were newbies at this we kept hitting every...More

Ken P, Manager at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! Rafting is a great family adventure. We hope to see on the river again soon for another trip.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am the Director of Outdoor Education at a PA university. I brought a group of my students to this company for a dam release rafting trip as part of a larger curriculum. Within my career, I've spent a lot of time in and around...More

Thank jaybird2917
Ken P, Manager at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

While we're pleased by the steady stream of 5-star reviews we receive for our guides and for our operations overall, we certainly regret having fallen short in this instance, and we look forward to the opportunity to make this right. We invite the reviewer to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a day trip that was to last 3-4 hours with family, friends and a couple of super soakers. What a great time. The guides were fantastic, friendly and personable. We were with others and had water battles the entire way down the river...More

Thank Linda P
Ken P, Manager at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! And yes, definitely stay with us next year and you will be within walking distance to all of our activities.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not a water person, but the staff made this an excellent, safe trip down the Lehigh! Our raft mates were not the most energetic, and we managed to hit every rock on the way down, but the guides got us going each time and...More

Thank leetl319
Ken P, Manager at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! Those rocks can be tricky to navigate around...next time you should be able to steer that raft like a pro with some experience under your belt.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went rafting with a large group on a release day. The rapids were very fast and the experience was so much fun. They give a lot of safety information which is important because you CAN fall out. Due to the higher water level, several...More

Thank WendyMomto4
Ken P, Manager at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! The weekend you rafted the Francis E Walter Dam was releasing almost double the amount of water than what they release on a typical dam release weekend. So that means bigger rapids and more excitement...so it is important that you listen to your guides...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is friendly and very willing to help out from the time you arrive to getting ready, on the river and after the trip was over. I have been coming to Whitewater Challengers for over 30 years now.

Thank joeselch
Ken P, Manager at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awesome! Thanks for coming back year after year.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had such an amazing time. It wasn't easy but it was definitely worth all the extra muscle work. Special thanks to the staff Cara , Jordan,Kendall, and Paul. They did an amazing job guiding us through the Rapids and keeping the...More

Thank Jae A
Ken P, Manager at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That's our job...to make sure you make it down the river safely and have to most fun possible! Glad we caught your "good side". See you next time!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Whitewater Challengers was well organized, the trip was very fun, the river was great, the water was fresh and clean, and most of the guides were very helpful and good natured except for one who really left a sour taste in everyone's mouth. Katherine Kessler...More

Thank tinachennyc
Ken P, Manager at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! We're glad you had an overall good experience. We are sorry to hear about your experience with the trip leader that day. This is something we can certainly address with him. We hope to see you on the river again soon!

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3 July 2016|
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Response from Ken P | Property representative |
Trips last 3-4 hours, we recommend reserving 5-7 hours out of your day for the activity. We have two Family Style trips for age 5+ (Class I & II rapids) run daily, this water is calmer. Our Premier trips for age 9+ (Class I... More
Shannon M
17 May 2016|
Response from Ken P | Property representative |
We have Family-Style trips that are suitable for ages 5+ on July 2, 2016. These are about 8 miles of river with Class I & II rapids. This compares to our Premier Trip on dam release weekends that are slightly longer and... More