Do it yourself! Wilderness Voyageurs rents rafts for the Middle Youghiogheny. The Middle Yough is a gentle Class I-II stretch of river running from Confluence, PA to Ohiopyle PA. As part of your rental, you will be shuttled to the Ramcat Launch area just downstream from Confluence. You will paddle downstream to Ohiopyle and return to the Wilderness Voyageurs’ base. Bring your fishing rods, water guns, lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses and get ready to have some awesome fun!
The Middle Yough river section is a calm, easy going stretch of river at normal water levels. Because of this, no prior experience is needed to rent a raft and float down from Confluence to Ohiopyle. Wilderness Voyageurs reserves the right to cancel any raft rentals if the water level rises due to weather, of course, for the safety of rental guests.
Various raft rental types of boats are available for rent. Your choices include:
4 to 6 person rafts
Shredders-a 2 person cataraft type of inflatable boat
solo or tandem inflatable kayaks, also called duckies.
On the Middle Yough only, experienced paddlers may rent canoes or sit-on-top fishing kayaks. Because of the increased difficulty of steering canoes and hard shell kayaks on moving water versus inflatable rafts, we recommend prior paddling experience for anyone renting a canoe or sit-on-top kayak.
Trip Time - Hours
Varies per water levels & trip size.
9:30 | 11:30
April - November (depending on water levels)
Quick Dry Clothing
Shoes (not flip flops)
Wetsuits are available to rent