JIM THORPE RIVER ADVENTURES RESERVATION FACTOIDS

• We encourage you to make reservations early using your VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover cards. • Adventures are on a first-come, first-served basis, so make that call! Whether you are 1 person or 100 people, we will make your River Adventure happen....

Gift Certificates

Yes, we offer gift certificates! What a great gift idea for anyone! We will customize it for you too. "Happy Birthday Joe! Get ready for the ride of your life. Love, Sue" We can book an actual trip or you can say 'I want a gift certificate for $150'. We can email it...

Is rafting an excellent way to spend the day with your family?

If you’re like most parents, you are always on the lookout for healthy activities that you can do as a family. Rafting is one of the few activities where the family is in the same “boat” – and everyone in that boat is having a great time. Unlike going to amusement...

Whitewater Terminology

Awareness - Having a broader scope of vision that encompasses not just one self but the surroundings and other paddlers on the river. Boil - This is a water feature created when water churns upward and creates an elevated region in the river. Bony - A run or rapid...

Whitewater Classification System

Class I - Easy. Fast moving water with riffles and small waves. Few obstructions, all obvious and easily missed with little training. Class II - Novice. Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels which are evident without scouting. Occasional maneuvering may be...

What about safety?

We get the question all the time… “are rafting trips safe?” The short, honest answer is “no it isn’t safe… we practice hard to make it as safe as we can.” This answer sometimes shocks people – but it is honest. River rafting is an outdoor adventure activity, with an...

Do you require a deposit?

A deposit of $20 per person is required for rafting trips in order to confirm your reservation. The balance of your payment must be made 14 days prior to your Adventure date. All reservations made less than 14 days prior to the Adventure date must be paid in full....

What do you provide?

• More fun than you can shake a stick at • Professional River Guides • Raft, Personal Flotation Device, and Paddle • Waterproof containers for your lunch • Comfortable heated changing rooms • Shady, scenic picnic area • Free Hot Shower in our New, Super-Clean...

What do I need to bring?

What to bring rafting? The most important things to bring along are a positive, can-do attitude and a sense of humor. With those two traits you can have a fabulous adventure whether on the water or on land. We are fairly certain, however, that you would like a more...

Lehigh River Gorge and the “Dam Release” Program

The Lehigh River Gorge is a magical place. If you’ve never been here, you are missing out of one of the local wonders of nature. The Lehigh River is most famous for its miles of pristine whitewater, but its also home to all kinds of outdoor sports like kayaking,...

What happens if my group is late?

YOU MUST BE ON-TIME! Being late has consequences anywhere in our lives. We understand that human beings can occasionally be late. We oversleep. We forget. We hit unforeseen traffic jams. In our schedule there are several minutes built-in for those people who, for...

What is your cancellation policy?

14 or more days prior to trip/class, full refund 7-13 days prior to trip/class, 50% of the cancellation will be refunded. 1-6 days prior to trip/class, 50% of the total cancellation will be refunded in the form of a rafting pass. No shows are non-refundable. Jim...

What about lunch?

You can either bring your own lunch along OR you can order a great lunch from us! Our Box Lunches must be ordered at the time of your reservation for $9.00. There are ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS or rain-checks offered on food cancellations made within 24 hours or due to...

How fit do I have to be to participate?

The simple answer is “YES” you need to be reasonably fit to take a raft trip. One of our raft trips, EasyWater Rafting, is well-suited to those people who may not be as fit as they would like to be. It is still a raft trip, you’ll still enjoy nice rapids, but they’re...

How many people fit in a raft?

We want you to have an excellent rafting experience here at JTRA. We take 4-6 in a raft on the EasyWater rafting section. We take 6 in a raft on the Whitewater rafting trips on the upper and lower gorge.

Is rafting a good activity to do with kids?

You’ll get a big YES! answer out of us on this one. Kids just totally unwind when you put them in a raft on a beautiful river! It may seem nearly impossible to distract young ones from their electronic device world, yet every day we see the magic of the Lehigh River...

What is a “dam release”?

Water Releases happen every single minute of every single day! Water always flows through the Francis Walter Dam that controls the Lehigh River. If the water wasn’t’ flowing all the time aquatic life would suffer – and the trout would complain! That’s why we can...

Do you have group benefits? What are they?

Yes we do! We call a “group” 15 or more people – we think of that as 15 times the memories of your Jim Thorpe River Adventure! When you bring 15 or more people, there is a group price for that river activity which is a few dollars lower per person. In addition, 1...