Whitewater Rafting in Pennsylvania
Class I-IV whitewater rafting river tours in PA's Laurel Highlands!
When you visit, the rush of world-class whitewater rafting in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands is available minutes after you step out your front door. Your adventure can be mild or wild, as Laurel Highlands rafting tours are available on Class I through Class IV waters. You can paddle your way down a leisurely stretch of flat water to simply enjoy the views or challenge yourself with some of the best kayaking and whitewater rafting in PA.
Plus, we have plenty of Laurel Highlands river tour companies, instructional schools and outfitters that will make sure your trip will be safe and exhilarating. They have all the gear and know-how to make your vacation of whitewater rafting in PA Laurel Highlands is a memorable one.
Come visit us in Western Pennsylvania and see for yourself. You'll be amazed by the numerous options for exciting Laurel Highlands rafting, kayaking and canoeing, as well as the beautiful surroundings you'll encounter while on the river. Just browse our Laurel Highlands Rafting and River Tour directory for all the information on the whitewater rafting in PA.
Pennsylvania’s Newest Whitewater Opportunities
Whitewater enthusiasts have been flocking to the Laurel Highlands for decades, thanks largely to the rushing waters of the Youghiogheny River. Now they have even more reason to visit the region. 2011 marked the dedication of a whitewater release valve in the Quemahoning Dam, near the communities of Benson and Hollsopple in northern Somerset County. Scheduled releases ensure a wild ride through the famed Stonycreek Canyon, which offers a whopping 15 rapids in four miles – the highest concentration in the eastern United States.
Not ready for class III and IV whitewater? You can boat the Stonycreek River’s milder stretches or beautiful Quemahoning Lake. A great place to learn or hone paddling techniques is Whitewater Park, Pennsylvania’s first set of constructed rapids. Located in the Stonycreek River about three miles south of Johnstown, it’s popular for tubing and fishing as well as paddling.