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Pocono Whitewater

1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-2770
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Best trip ever

This trip was absolutely awesome! It engaged all of my children from 4-13. I was very apprehensive... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Serf4394
via mobile
No guide makes this a lot more interesting!

We did the white water dam release and our family of four (2 kids - 13 and 15) had our own raft... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Kmacdona
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Buffalo, New York
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There’s something fun here at Pocono Whitewater for every level of adventurer! Choose from our family style rafting, our Dam Release Gorge rafting, and our multiple combination trips. Try our most popular adventure: The Big Day Out! In addition to whitewater rafting, we also specialize in Pocono Biking and Skirmish Paintball! Visit our website today and plan your trip to the Pocono Mountains!
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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“family style” (19 reviews)
“dam release” (55 reviews)
“potato salad” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-2770
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This trip was absolutely awesome! It engaged all of my children from 4-13. I was very apprehensive of my 4 year old being fearful or falling out and he had a blast. Our guides were very knowledgeable and extremely friendly and made the trip feel...More

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Pocono W, Owner at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We did the white water dam release and our family of four (2 kids - 13 and 15) had our own raft with no guide. The guides are in kayaks along side the group. This place was running rafting trips every 15 minutes and our...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Overall, we had a great time during the family-style "pirate-themed" rafting adventure. We were disappointed by a few minor things - but nothing that would make us not want to book another adventure with this company What I liked: Very safe, family-friendly rafting trip with...More

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Pocono W, Owner at Pocono Whitewater, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I went on a chilly August day with my husband and two kids (10 & 8). Although well organized, it's a huge somewhat crazy place for check in, etc. You check in, wait about a half hour after your check in time and then you...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

So fortunate to go on our first whitewater rafting experience with the pocono whitewater staff. kind, helpful and experienced people who made this, together with the pristine backdrop of the poconos and the sometimes pretty rough lehigh river, an unforgettable and very safe maiden voyage.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

When you arrive for your check-in time on the weekend, anticipate mild chaos with parking, what to do, where to go, etc. Their website isn't as explicit as it should be, and the place is packed with people. Things to know...you'll get wet. You can...More

2  Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

My husband and I had a great time rafting this weekend. This was the first rafting trip I have been on that didn't have a guide in the boat, so I was a little wary at first. (It's only class 1 and 2 rapids on...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This would be fun for all ages. The river run lasts for about 5 hours including lunch time. It takes place on the Lehigh river. The weekend we went was "Dam Release weekend" which means lost of water and a fast ride. If you call...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We had fun. Facilities were clean, comprehensive and well organized. Food, beer, changing rooms, bon fire and beer is available, along with anything else you forget to bring. Do be careful parking. They dont leave you enough room to get out easily. Saw several people...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

What a great time my 10 year old daughter and I had with my work friends! Weekend of dam release, weather was spectacular, water was great, staff was fun! Definitely want to do again! Exhausting but a must do for a summer trip, will be...More

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Serf4394
7 August 2017|
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Response from mpigeon11 | Reviewed this property |
Not scary at all. If the water is running high, do the family trip.
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ekm347
19 July 2017|
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Response from lbft100 T | Reviewed this property |
they give you a water 'proof' plastic bucket to carry your lunch in. ours was watertight. If you buy their lunches, they come.in water resistant bags.
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pankaj r
6 May 2017|
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Response from cajeanpaul | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not! My entire family are non-swimmers and we have a blast each year!! Just stay in your boat. There are a few times when they allow you to get in the water but that is often in spots where the water is extremely... More
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