Between Confluence and Ohiopyle lies the Middle Yough, a section of the renowned Youghiogheny River that runs from Maryland into Pennsylvania. The Middle Youghiogheny section is a step milder than the Lower Yough and appropriate for children as young as 5. It is a gentle Class I-II mild river trip through beautiful Ohiopyle State Park. Class I-II means there are some ripples and a little splashy water, but no large whitewater rapids.
Plan for a relaxing day as you paddle down the river, dropping in for an occasional swim and taking in the sights. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Join the guided Middle Yough family river trip if you want to concentrate on fun and leave details (like lunch) to us! The trip is a guide assisted trip, so you will not have a guide in your boat. The guides will be nearby to help direct you through the current and down the river. They’ll take care of lunch, answer questions about Ohiopyle State Park and the area and bring along the family fun bag!
This trip begins and ends at our facility in Ohiopyle. You will park and check in at our store on Garrett Street. After you’ve checked in, we will suit you up with your lifejacket. Then we’ll transport you to the launch area on the river. Once you have been introduced to your craft and given a paddle, your river guide will give a safety talk and rafting orientation.
The trip is run in rafts, but for only $10 you may upgrade your watercraft to a duck, canoe or shredder. We highly recommend previous canoe experience before tackling the Middle Yough. There is enough current through the Class II areas that navigation takes some skill. After your time on this section of the Youghiogheny, you might want to tackle the very fun Lower Youghiogheny rafting trip for ages 12 and up. Adventurers ages 16 and up find tons of excitement on the technical, non-stop Upper Yough rafting trip, at the top of the Youghiogheny river.
NEW PROTOCOLS (AS OF MAY 15, 2020)
Our Middle Yough trips now have a maximum of 23 people per departure. We’re working to keep everything as clean as possible, and to promote social distancing in all of our adventures. Lunch will not be served, but you’re free to bring your own snacks to eat as you float down the river.
Read more about our 2020 Ohiopyle adventure protocols.
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. You can also rent a solo or tandem ducky, which is $35pp + tax. Must call to book duckie rentals as well.
Important: Availability of ducky upgrades is dependent on current water levels.
Trip Time - Hours
Varies per water levels & trip size. The entire experience will take 4-6 hours
9:30 | 11:30
Daily Trips April - October
Kids under 12
Boat Option Upgrade
(not including $3.00 State Park Use fee per person)