Middle Yough Rafting Rentals

Ohiopyle Rafting Rentals on the Easy going Middle Youghiogheny River Section

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.


Types of Rental Boats Available

Various raft rental types of boats are available for rent. Your choices include:

  • Rafts: 4-6 Person size (smaller than those used on the Lower Yough guided rafting trips)
  • Shredders: A 2 person cataraft 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.


How to Reserve Your Rental Boats for the Middle Yough River
  1. Call 800-272-4141 to reserve your rental boat: raft, duckie, sit-on-top fishing kayak or canoe. Remember previous river experience is recommended for the canoe and kayak – they are more difficult to paddle navigating a river than a lake and easy to capsize.
  2. Reservations are recommended to assure equipment availability. In addition to your payment, a refundable $30 security deposit per boat and a driver’s license is required to receive your equipment.
  3. Check in at our outfitter store in Ohiopyle at your designated check in time: 10am in the morning or 12 noon. The free shuttle bus departs a 1/2 hour after your check in. Because the shuttle bus will transport many people, not just you, be considerate to your fellow adventurers and be there on time. The bus can’t wait for stragglers.
  4. Remember to pack a lunch, sunscreen, water, fishing rods or anything else you would like to have with you to enjoy a relaxing Class I-II float down the Middle Yough.
  5. You are responsible for returning all of the rented equipment back to Wilderness Voyageurs prior to dusk.
  6. Expect to be on the river for 3-5 hours, enjoy!
  7. Your entire experience will require 4-6 hours from check-in until you are ready to depart our facility.

Trip Information

3 - 5

Trip Time - Hours

Varies per water levels & trip size.

Check In Location
Ohiopyle, PA


Check In Times

10:00 | 12:00


April - November (depending on water levels)

Suggested Items To Bring

Quick Dry Clothing
Shoes (not flip flops)
Wetsuits are available to rent


Minimum Age


No, please bring your own.

Boat Options

Standard Raft, Duckie or Shredder Available

Unguided -per person
Monday – Friday
  • Rafts

  • Single Duck

  • Double Duck

  • Shredder

Unguided- per person
Saturday & Sunday
  • Rafts

  • Single Duck

  • Double Duck

  • Shredder

River Classification
Class I – II

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