Looking to make a splash on your Poconos vacation? Here at Skytop Lodge, we offer full day whitewater rafting excursions on the picturesque Lehigh River for all skill levels, including children ages nine and up. Whether you can navigate the rapids like a pro or have never tried rafting before, whitewater rafting at Skytop Lodge is a sure way to create unforgettable memories in the Poconos Mountains.
What Should I Expect?
Our guided rafting excursions will take you down the Lehigh River, where you will encounter Class II and III level rapids. The Lehigh River is a tributary of the Delaware River just over 100 miles long. The natural scenery along the river as it winds through the ridges of the Appalachian and Poconos Mountains is breathtaking. In fact, several sections of the river are officially designated as Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers. In addition to rafting down the river, our Lehigh River whitewater adventures include guided nature tours that will take you off the beaten path and Skytop box lunches to help you refuel along the way.
What Are Class I, II and III Rapids?
If you are a newcomer to whitewater rafting you may mistakenly believe they shouldn’t attempt anything more than a Class I on your first excursion. It is your first trip after all, right? What you may not realize is that a Class I rapid does not require any maneuvering or even basic paddling skills. A Class II rapid only requires basic paddling skills, as you will encounter some rough water that might require maneuvering. With a Class III rapid, you start to see some whitewater and medium waves but still does not require advanced paddling skills to navigate safely. Thanks to regularly scheduled dam releases, we are able to plan your whitewater adventure excursion to ensure you can best experience all the adventure the Lehigh River has to offer safely.
If you are looking for a Poconos vacation that is both thrilling and filled with awe-inspiring scenery, a whitewater rafting adventure with Skytop Lodge is exactly what you need. With a variety of accommodations that all feature the same world class customer service, Skytop Lodge is the premier luxury resort in the Poconos Mountains. The roar of the rapids is calling. Will you answer?