Lower Yough Rafting

Lower Youghiogheny River White Water Rafting – Ohiopyle, PA

Go Lower Yough Rafting with Ohiopyle’s #1 Outfitter Since 1964!

Whether this is your first white water rafting trip or you’re an experienced rafter, the Lower Yough (pronounced “Yok”), in the heart of The Laurel Highlands, is a blast! And what could be a better way to spend a hot summer day than on the river?  Wilderness Voyageurs is the first and most experienced outfitter in Ohiopyle, established in 1964. Thousands of families trust their whitewater fun with us every year, for good reason!  We have more than half a century as expert leaders in the outdoors!


The Lower Yough is 7.5 miles of Class III – III + whitewater rapids. It is considered a “drop & pool” river: the rapids are separated by calm deep pools, allowing you to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery. It’s a thrilling whitewater experience & full of adventure!




All of our Lower Yough trips will be fully guided, with a maximum of 20 people per departure. To keep social distancing on the water, we’re not running guide-escorted trips at the moment. We’re working to keep everything as clean as possible, and to promote social distancing in all of our adventures. If you prefer an even smaller group, we also offer Deluxe Trips with more options to explore the Lower Yough!


Our current trip format will be smoother and faster than our normal Lower Yough trips — these trips are 2.5 – 3 hours, guide-in-boat, and lunch will not be served. You’ll have plenty of time after your whitewater rafting trip to explore Ohiopyle!


Read more about our 2020 Ohiopyle adventure protocols.

Lower Yough Guided Trips

Following our new protocols to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, our trips look a little different this year!

  • Every boat will have a guide.
  • This trip does not include lunch.
  • Groups and families of 5-6 people (or any multiple of that number) will be in their own boats.
  • If your group is smaller than 5, you can book an entire boat for just your group. Please call our office to arrange this since there are additional charges to do so.
  • Boat capacity is reduced to 5 or less guests if multiple groups have to share a boat.
  • Trip sizes are reduced to a maximum of 22 people.


  • Mon-Fri $65.00
  • Sat: $89.00
  • Sun: $75.00
(Not including $4.70 in state park fees)

Lower Yough Rafting: Deluxe Trip Option

Want to take your Lower Yough experience one step further? You will have a guide in your boat, and your group size will be smaller. You’ll get to stop for side hikes, too, like the spectacular stretch leading up to Cucumber Falls.

  • Mon-Fri: $115.00
  • Saturday: $120.00
  • (not including $4.70 State Park Use fee and other per person fees)


To reserve your private deluxe trip please call 1-800-272-4141

Upgrade To a Ducky On Your Guided Rafting Trip!

Upgrade to a ducky and captain your own super fun inflatable kayak! Ducky upgrades are $10pp +tax, based on availability and water levels. Must call to book this upgrade.


Important: Availability of ducky upgrades are dependent on current water levels.

Trips conducted on the Lower Youghiogheny are done so under a concession agreement with Ohiopyle State Park and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

“My husband and I went on a guide escorted tour of the Lower Yough. The guides were great, super knowledgeable and were all very entertaining. They did an excellent job telling everyone how to guide the raft, and were very helpful when it came to navigating the rapids.” ~Topaz597 – Ohio

Lower Yough Rafting - Wilderness Voyageurs DCNR

Trip Information

3 - 5

Trip Time - Hours

Varies per water levels & trip size.

Check In Location
Ohiopyle, PA


Check In Times

9:00 | 10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00 | 1:00 | 2:00


Daily Trips April - October

River Classification
Class III

Minimum Age

Boat Options

Standard Raft Included
Duckie & Shredder Upgrades Available

Lower Yough Guided Trip
  • Mon.-Fri.

  • Saturday

  • Sunday


(not including $4.70 State Park Use fee and other per person fees)

Deluxe: Fully Guided
  • Mon.-Fri.

  • Saturday


(not including $4.70 State Park Use fee and other per person fees)

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