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Pocono Whitewater

Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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What an adventure!

The gorge on the Lehigh River provided a stunning backdrop for a fun rafting trip for this first... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
The Lehigh is an excellent raft trip, and PWW does a great job of providing access to it

I've been down this stretch of the Lehigh with PWW about a dozen times now, and I am always amazed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul A
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“dam release”(58 reviews)
“rafting trip”(24 reviews)
“water guns”(19 reviews)
There’s something fun here at Pocono Whitewater for every level of adventurer! Choose from our family style rafting, our Dam Release Gorge rafting, and our multiple combination trips. Try our most popular adventure: The Big Day Out! In addition to...more
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1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-2770
+1 800-944-8392
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Reviewed yesterday

My family set out for a whitewater adventure after I heard it was great. Big delays right at the outset - so so many people, and so crowded. Our group was just too big. While on the river, we had to keep stopping and gathering...More

Thank Ilana S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gorge on the Lehigh River provided a stunning backdrop for a fun rafting trip for this first timer. Our guide was a pro and gave us great instruction on how to handle the conditions. This is a fun excursion for a girls trip, couples...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been down this stretch of the Lehigh with PWW about a dozen times now, and I am always amazed by the unspoiled natural beauty of the experience. There are almost no man-made structures (or trash) to be seen for miles, and the experience of...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Over the years, I have gone down the river with friends and family ranging from top athletes to out of shape newbies. PW was just as good this summer as they have ever beem, even though the rain made the river too high to run...More

Thank BoardingPass705753
Pocono W, Marketing Assistant at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5-Star review! We are happy to hear about your experience with us and that you had a great time on the river! Hope to see you as our guest again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lost my good friend Christopher Santana on September, 01 due to Pocono Whitewater's negligence. 6 man raft with 9 inexperienced adults with 30 boats going down T3 rapids on open dam day with only 5 guides with no cell phones, ropes, or emergency gear to...More

Thank robert s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience over all,well planned routes and very friendly staff.However,for some reason they don't provide helmets to anyone,which in my opinion is very risky considering there is a high chance of people falling off their rafts and hitting their heads on rocks.During our trip,one person...More

Thank Srikant P
Pocono W, Manager at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm glad to hear you and your family had an excellent trip overall. . Thank you for your comments. As we plan for next season, we will take it under consideration.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did it with 3 friends, personally I enjoyed it a lot because my trip went accident free, however this activity is extremely UNSAFE. why? because they don't provide helmets, I saw many people falling off the boats and few hitting their heads on the...More

Thank Hasan A
Pocono W, Manager at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Hasan, Helmets are not required by the state of Pennsylvania but we do have helmets available for guests that request them.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family has lost two members at this place. One in 2018 labor day weekend. The other one 12 years ago. For those complaining about cancellations, shut up. Be thankful they did it for your safety. Do not do this trip. This place must close...More

Thank Isabelle P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the dam release rafting trip with this company. The organization level getting checked in was fantastic - I thought they really did a good job handling a big crowd of people. The rafting trip was great also - the conditions were good and...More

Thank jersail83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the family rafting trip yesterday with about 10 other groups of rafters. The pace, for some reason, was set by the rafts filled with strong young adults and we spent the entire trip down the river chasing after them. My husband and I...More

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Pocono W, Manager at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Shana, We appreciate the feedback and will certainly discuss it at our next manager's meeting. Due to all of the rainfall this summer, the river was running faster than normal which causes trips to move quicker and certainly factored into your experience.

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10 July 2018|
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Response from sandyolsommer | Reviewed this property |
. We were there early June and I was surprised it was so warm and it was in the 70s tempwise. The temp would vary seasonally. when the temps are consisitently lower or higher. If the water is chilly they require wetsuit... More
22 June 2018|
Response from PoconoBiking | Property representative |
We run our trips rain or shine, if a storm starts to happen while trips are still at our facility we will hold trips back til the storm passes, if a storm comes through while trips are on the river, you are in a rubber raft... More
19 May 2018|
Response from Joseph N | Reviewed this property |
The weather will be bad.