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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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288 N Stagecoach Rd, Weatherly, PA 18255-4218
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 August 2011

My husband, twelve-year old daughter and I hit the whitewater on the Lehigh with Whitewater Challengers. I have ridden the Lehigh with another group years earlier, but found an Entertainment buy-on-get-one coupon, so we figured we'd give Whitewater a try. We were told to arrive...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Just returned from a rafting trip that left me kissing the ground that I walk on, second guessing my decisions as a parent and thanking God that my children are alive and well. Wanted to try something different and have some outdoor fun, but it...More

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Ken P, Owner at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2013

One of the greatest attractions of whitewater rafting is, naturally, the whitewater ... plus the fact that it’s an experience of nature – unlike a carnival ride or water park, where everything is pre-determined and pre-scripted. Whitewater rapids are what makes this experience exciting and...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Awesome trip! This is the second time that my girlfriend and I have taken my mother white water rafting and Whitewater Challengers did not disappoint. We were wet and smiling the entire trip. Our guide Carly did an awesome job, she put in her entire...More

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Ken P, Owner at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks for visiting our Black River location in Upstate NY! Sounds like a great trip overall, hope you join us again soon.

Reviewed 10 September 2018

My girlfriend and I were asked to go for a fundraiser, I was personally nervous. I have lived on the Black River my entire life and heard many bad things about it. The guides were helpful with finding the proper gear that fit right, they...More

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Ken P, Owner at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Great! Can't wait to see you in May. Spread the word to the other locals that it's a ton of fun and they should experience the adventure available right in their own backyard!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Stay at Black river camp ground, it next to whitewater challenger office, so more convenient plush get camp and cook fun. whitewater Challenger gives us wonderful experience, we went 8 people group, enjoyed lot. safety instruction and rescuing team are awesome. all the Captains are...More

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Ken P, Owner at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thanks for visiting our Black River location in Upstate NY! Yes, the Black River Bay Campground is a great option for an overnight stay, right next door to our rafting center.

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Went back to Whitewater Challengers after going on one of their rafting trips in July...My son and I wanted to try something just a little more "challenging" or adventurous, and we got what we were looking for with the inflatable "ducky" kayak trip. Our guides,...More

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Ken P, Owner at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Great! Inflatable Kayaking is the perfect adventure when you are looking for something more challenging on the Lehigh.

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a trip that my new 11 year old could go on with us. My husband and I have done several other trips at other facilities in NY. This one was by far the most different. We were in a boat by...More

Thank Christi S
Ken P, Owner at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

The Lehigh River is a different experience than many other rivers. Due to the calmer rapids we are able to run kayak assisted trips rather than have a guide in every raft. It sounds like you might have preferred our Family Style rafting trip that...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Awesome Trip. My guide JJ was highly experienced from running rapids all over the world. We surfed some of the standing waves on the river. The BBQ after was very good. Highly Recommended.

Thank Todd K
Ken P, Owner at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thanks for visiting our Black River location in Upstate NY!

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome day on the river in mid-August with Whitewater Challengers. This has been a particularly wet summer so the river was high and fast. We have gone rafting 7 or 8 times over the past 20+ years and I can't remember the...More

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Ken P, Owner at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thanks! Sounds like you had a great time, the Premier Whitewater rafting trips are a bit more adventurous then our Family Style trips. But you will get wet no matter what. Maybe next time the group you are with will be ready for a water...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great trip and a guide full of jokes😅, one liners and FUN. Brian made sure we had a great time. His personality only added to the experience. Even with the water a little low, it was a great trip. Good time of the...More

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Ken P, Owner at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thanks! If you want a bit more action you can schedule a trip in Spring when water levels are naturally up do to the snow melting.

Reviewed 30 August 2018

The best whitewater rafting trip I've ever taken! Our guide Casey made us feel safe and showed us a fantastic time. He showed us several cool tricks on the Hudson River throughout the day that no other company I've gone with has done. He had...More

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Ken P, Owner at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thanks! Check out our Black River in Upstate NY for an entirely different adventure.

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I went rafting with friends from work yesterday. It was our first time. Mac was an awesome guide. He made us feel comfortable and made our trip so much fun. We will definitely be back and will request Mac!! Thanks so much!!

Thank Mary C
Ken P, Owner at Whitewater Challengers, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thanks! See you again next time.

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cdeflvt
8 August 2018|
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Response from Ken P | Property representative |
On the Lehigh River it is 4-6 people per raft on most days.
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FloridaWriter
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
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Shannon M
18 May 2016|
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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
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