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!
NEW PROTOCOLS (AS OF MAY 15, 2020)
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.
Following our new protocols to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, our trips look a little different this year!
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.
To reserve your private deluxe trip please call 1-800-272-4141
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
Trip Time - Hours
Varies per water levels & trip size.
9:00 | 10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00 | 1:00 | 2:00
Daily Trips April - October
Standard Raft Included
Duckie & Shredder Upgrades Available