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Upper Yough Whitewater Rafting

Friendsville, Maryland

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Prepare to experience one of the crown jewels of whitewater on the East Coast during this Upper Yough Whitewater Rafting trip!

  • First whitewater rafting company on the east coast with over 40 years of experience
  • 11 miles of Class IV & V rapids on the Upper Youghiogheny River
  • Some rafting experience recommended, for this action-packed experience
  • Reward yourself with a riverside BBQ-style meal after the trip! 

Friendsville, PA

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April - October:
Friday, Saturday and Monday - 11:00 AM & 12:30 PM
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Essential Information
  • Because this section of the river is rated Class IV-V+, previous experience is highly recommended
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age.
  • To open a new trip, the minimum requirement is 6 people. If you are joining an existing trip, there is not a minimum requirement.
  • Lunch is later in the day, after your trip, so you won't want to start the day hungry. We recommend bringing an energy bar if you think you'll need it.
  • Flip flops are not allowed
3-5 hours
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Maximum Participants
Up to 80
Not Allowed
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Shoes you can get wet and they will stay on your feet. Everyone must wear shoes. Bathing suit, shorts, quick dry tank tops and t-shirts are all good options. If it's cold out: Wetsuits are available to rent for $10 or splash jackets for $5. Do not wear cotton. Sweatshirts, jeans, long sleeve T's are not a good idea. Wet cotton will make you colder instead of warmer. If you have any thermal long underwear or rain jackets/pants bring those. Sunscreen & sunglasses are always good to have.

For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. These measures include screening protocols for staff and guests who enter. This may include a temperature reading and a health declaration. Our partners ask that everyone practice social distancing as much as possible during your adventure with them. Groups and families will be in their own private boats. Our partners also kindly request that everyone participating in an activity or trip use face coverings when in close proximity with others. These coverings may include a cotton face mask, a disposable face mask, a bandana, or a neck gaiter. When on a rafting adventure, our partners recommend wearing a Buff-style face mask. Our partners have installed hand sanitizer stations throughout their property, and will have it available where soap and water may not be. Additionally, guests will need to check-in using digital waivers before arrival. Our partners have reassured us that they will be limiting the number of people allowed in their indoor spaces (store, Pub, pavilion, etc.) to promote social distancing. They will be heavily cleaning high-contact areas as following CDC recommendations These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

Do I need prior experience?
It is highly recommended to have prior experience for the Upper Yough.  Class V means a lot of action and there is always the risk of swimming.  It is suggested to try your skills on the Lower Yough before venturing to the Upper Yough.
Is there a place to check in once I get there?
Yes, there is a changing room and restrooms once you get on site.
What should I wear?
Definitely shoes that will stay on your feet, no flip flops are allowed.  During the hot summer days, you will be ok in shorts and a t-shirt.  On the chiller days, dress like you would to go skiing.  There are wet suits for rent ($10) if you wish.  Bring a dry change of clothes for after you get off the river.
Is there an age requirement for this trip?

Yes, all rafters must be at least 16 years old.

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