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East Race Waterway

South Bend, IN
+1 574-233-6121
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Tons of Fun

I've been White Water Rafting 3 times, and this place is just like the real thing. The rapids are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joliet, Illinois

It's a man made canal for rafting. It's very dangerous!!! I would only recommend it if you are a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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South Bend, IN
+1 574-233-6121
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been White Water Rafting 3 times, and this place is just like the real thing. The rapids are class 2, so expect to get wet, but you're unlikely to fall out. They provide helmets, and life jackets if you do fall in. There were...More

Thank Jugglerveins41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a man made canal for rafting. It's very dangerous!!! I would only recommend it if you are a expert swimmer. My extended family went. We rented 2 boats and both tipped. Not enough life guards. The rapids are created by cement structures in the...More

Thank mrc336
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fun ride with family, we had a great ride down the river, wish it was a longer ride! The bad part was the walk back to the rest of the gang, would do it again! You will get wet! We all laughed so...More

Thank Roseann M
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Great way to spend some time on the weekends. You will get wet. Wear the right shoes and everything else is provided for a $5 per person ticket. Lots of fun!!

Thank BGingerich
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Some smart people created a very neat attraction. For paddlers with some experience this seems like a thrilling way to safely enjoy some wave action and obstacles to dodge. Lots of people using it the day I visited.

Thank gkrohm
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Course for inflatable kayak or raft. Looks like a blast and would love to do in a kayak. South Bend Parks Dept rents inflatable rafts or kayaks and safety gear for a one trip through on weekends in summer. A few people in whitewater kayaks...More

Thank MelitaAnn
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Okay, I'm a kayaker so this is my favorite place in South Bend. Even if you don't have your own boat, the East Race is open to the public for rafting on summer weekends between June and August. It's a family friendly fun way to...More

Thank explore961
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I visited the East Race Waterway with my 15 year old last summer and thought it was fun. The price is reasonable for a few minutes of excitement. The only drawback with the operation is that the life jackets they give the rafters SMELL ABSOLUTELY...More

1  Thank calebsboy
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The East race was fun for a bit when it was new, about 25 years ago, but with the bums hanging out and the hoods at nite, I have avoided it. Did the kayak thing about 10 years ago, , gee, what fun. Walked around...More

1  Thank Laszlo N
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Here's a place for the family to enjoy, a former part of South Bend's industrial history turned into a dual purposes kayak course & canoe trip starting point, plus tubing...

1  Thank Colonel Michael O
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