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Trip Overview

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Child + Adult


intermediate - beginner

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The best trip on the Upper Delaware. This 6-mile river trip has the most exciting white water on the river. Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy a good splash! No experience in rafts and tubes. Some paddling experience in kayaks and canoes recommended.

The first set of rapids you’ll encounter are called the Mongaup Rapids, created by the extra water flow of the Mongaup River letting into the Delaware River. This roller coaster set of rapids is the best on the river.

Gaze at the spectacular scenery as the river winds through the famous Hawk’s Nest area.

History: The Hawk’s Nest name is derived from the birds of prey that nest in the area. Originally a one-lane dirt road in 1859, this winding road overlooks the Delaware River valley and is now part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway.

Stay far left just before entering the Hawk’s Nest region to catch the standing waves at Butler’s. This short set of rapids are sure to thrill.

Ride the waves as you travel under the Millrift Railroad Bridge or locally known as #2 Railroad Bridge, once used for the Erie Railroad. About 1 more mile and you’ll see our landing on the right and your adventure is complete.

Activity Paddle Time
Raft 3 hours
Canoe 2 hours
Kayak 2 hours
Tube 5 hours

Groups must be signed up and ready to go by the latest departure time.  Please arrive early to ensure enough time.

Activity Departure Times
Raft Open to 2:30 pm
Canoe Open to 3:00 pm
Kayak Open to 3:00 pm
Tube Open to 11:30 am