The Lehigh River has been recognized as one of the best whitewater rivers for group outings due to its class II and III rapids and predictable water flow. Everyone over 10 years of age can have the exhilaration of whitewater on a Gorge trip with one of our local outfitters, and our packages make it quite reasonable. Even though the rapids in the Gorge aren't overwhelmingly dangerous, some people prefer a casual float trip - we have that here, too: the wide, slower valley below town is for the relaxing sun-n-splash seekers (ages 5+). Rafting companies offer Whitewater trips in the Spring and Summer, with float trips in Summer. Either way, come stay at Mary's Guesthouse and we'll set you up with a great rafting package!

Dam Releases - 2014

On the Lehigh River, about 30 miles north of Jim Thorpe, the Francis Walter Dam controls the river's flow. Thanks to a great plan by the Army Corps of Engineers (who manage the Lehigh River watershed), we have strategic water releases many weekends throughout the summer, creating whitewater opportunities all through the hot months. The extra water releases assure you of great whitewater conditions, so plan a rafting trip any of the following days, and remember that Mary's Guesthouse is a great place for your group adventure, plus we offer discounts and stay-n-play packages.

May 10, 17, 24, 25
June 7, 8, 21, 22
July 5, 6, 19, 20, 26, 27
August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
October 11, 12

Whitewater Rafting Adventures
Jim Thorpe River Adventures