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Pocono Whitewater

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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“dam release”(59 reviews)
“rafting trip”(26 reviews)
“water guns”(19 reviews)
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There’s something fun here at Pocono Whitewater for every level of adventurer! Choose from our family style rafting, our Dam Release Gorge rafting, and our multiple combination trips. Try our most popular adventure: The Big Day Out! In addition to...more
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1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-2770
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

I highly recommend this destination as a fun and entertaining event. The river was beautiful. The people on the trip were a lot of fun. The guides were professional and courteous. The price was very affordable. This was the highlight of my trip to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pocono W, Marketing Assistant at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thank you for your 5-Star review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time on the river with us! Hope to see you as our guest again!

Reviewed September 22, 2018

Great river through a beautiful gorge! The guides were real pros and had good knowledge of local lore. I highly recommend this company and the whitewater gorge trip!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry S
Pocono W, Marketing Assistant at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the river with us! Hope to see as our guest again!

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

The gorge on the Lehigh River provided a stunning backdrop for a fun rafting trip for this first timer. Our guide was a pro and gave us great instruction on how to handle the conditions. This is a fun excursion for a girls trip, couples...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pocono W, Marketing Assistant at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thank you for your 5-Star review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time on the river with us! Hope to see you on the river as our guest again!

Reviewed September 18, 2018

I've been down this stretch of the Lehigh with PWW about a dozen times now, and I am always amazed by the unspoiled natural beauty of the experience. There are almost no man-made structures (or trash) to be seen for miles, and the experience of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Over the years, I have gone down the river with friends and family ranging from top athletes to out of shape newbies. PW was just as good this summer as they have ever beem, even though the rain made the river too high to run...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pocono W, Marketing Assistant at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thank you for your 5-Star review! We are happy to hear about your experience with us and that you had a great time on the river! Hope to see you as our guest again!

Reviewed September 12, 2018

Lost my good friend Christopher Santana on September, 01 due to Pocono Whitewater's negligence. 6 man raft with 9 inexperienced adults with 30 boats going down T3 rapids on open dam day with only 5 guides with no cell phones, ropes, or emergency gear to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Great experience over all,well planned routes and very friendly staff.However,for some reason they don't provide helmets to anyone,which in my opinion is very risky considering there is a high chance of people falling off their rafts and hitting their heads on rocks.During our trip,one person...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Srikant P
Pocono W, Manager at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

I'm glad to hear you and your family had an excellent trip overall. . Thank you for your comments. As we plan for next season, we will take it under consideration.

Reviewed September 4, 2018

I did it with 3 friends, personally I enjoyed it a lot because my trip went accident free, however this activity is extremely UNSAFE. why? because they don't provide helmets, I saw many people falling off the boats and few hitting their heads on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pocono W, Manager at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Hi Hasan, Helmets are not required by the state of Pennsylvania but we do have helmets available for guests that request them.

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

My family has lost two members at this place. One in 2018 labor day weekend. The other one 12 years ago. For those complaining about cancellations, shut up. Be thankful they did it for your safety. Do not do this trip. This place must close...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

We took the dam release rafting trip with this company. The organization level getting checked in was fantastic - I thought they really did a good job handling a big crowd of people. The rafting trip was great also - the conditions were good and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Teho1516
July 9, 2018|
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Response from sandyolsommer | Reviewed this property |
. We were there early June and I was surprised it was so warm and it was in the 70s tempwise. The temp would vary seasonally. when the temps are consisitently lower or higher. If the water is chilly they require wetsuit... More
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Irismd01
June 21, 2018|
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Response from PoconoBiking | Property representative |
We run our trips rain or shine, if a storm starts to happen while trips are still at our facility we will hold trips back til the storm passes, if a storm comes through while trips are on the river, you are in a rubber raft... More
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Krista506
May 18, 2018|
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The weather will be bad.
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4EverGreen
United States
Whitewater Rafting Outfits (8 Replies)
A Google search of Whitewater Rafting companies in the Poconos generated quite a long list. I tried to research each one and got overwhelmed by all of the choices and options. But the 4 that seemed to stand out were Pocono Whitewater Ltd., Whitewater Challenges, Whitewater Rafting Adventuires and Jim Thorpe River Adventures. Question - does anyone have any views/opinions and/or experience with any of these companies? I am looking to plan a 2 day trip to the area for my son's 13th birthday...More
January 30, 2007|
Response fromBetM1|
We tried Pocono Whitewater and had always gone with them for the last three years. I've been with small (4) and big (17) groups. Logistically, it had always worked like a charm. Reservation is easy - just call them. You may have to reserve way in advance for dam-release days. Don't expect gourmet food for the BBQ -- only hotdogs, watermelon, and iced tea. Nevertheless, we return year after year because it was fun.
Sanford S
New York
Going Whitewater rafting, what else do to? Also, Hotel rec. (1 Reply)
So, my family, wife and 3 kids( ages12,9,6) are going to go Whitewater rafting in at Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe. Being that it's about a 3 hour ride, we would love to spend the night. My question is two parts: After the rafting and the next day, what else can we do? Any good hotel recommendations? Thanks!
August 13, 2012|
Response fromKrenster|
Ooh, with kids you will LOVE the Old Jail Museum, where seven of the Molly Maguires were put to death. Supposedly haunted. Supposedly one of the Mollies put his hand on the stone wall and declared his innocence and the handprint is there to this day. GREAT for an afternoon with kids. They'll love it. There is the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, a nice way to peruse the river you just went down. The borough itself has a lovely quaint downtown with nice shops and restaurants and galleries. You'll...More
JANJL
Whitewater Challengers or Pocono Whitewater? (3 Replies)
Anyone familiar with these whitewater rafting places? Is one better than the other? Has anyone done the Pocono Whitewater trip with the BBQ afterwards?
July 02, 2008|
Response fromKeystone_Traveler|
My son has gone on several trips with Whitewater Challengers and has never complained about them. Unfortunately I have no experience with Pocono Whitewater.