There are more than just lakes and ponds to explore in the Lake George Area. Whitewater rafting is the most intense fun you can have in the Adirondacks. Rafters can relax on a Class II drift or raise the adrenaline on Class V rapids. Whitewater is the first sign of spring.

Whitewater rafting is the wildest activity on the water in the Lake George Area. Adirondack rivers and streams are the ideal courses for an awesome adventure. These raging waters run the whitewater gamut, with Class I-V rapids common in the area. If you’re a beginner, you can take a lazy paddle down a slow-moving stream. Breathe easy and take in the environment as you and your family float along Class II rapids. If you’ve rafted a time-or-two, opt for Class IV or Class V rapids for an exhilarating rush and the memories of a lifetime.

Rafting trip length varies, so you can pick the optimal trip for your schedule. Choose a half-day adventure so you can still hit the beach in the afternoon, or opt for an overnight raft and immerse yourself in this Adirondack tradition. If you’ve never rafted before, don’t sweat it. Lake George Area rafting is suitable for every age and ability level. An experienced rafting guide will ensure you and your family have a safe and rousing ride down the river. If you can’t get enough, watch the rafting pros at the Hudson River Whitewater Derby every May. After a trip down these rapids, you’re not going to want a relaxing vacation ever again.

Adirondack Adventures

Enjoy a great day of fun and adventure as you travel the Adirondack wilderness. Our licensed professional guides have the experience and knowledge to make your day of whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing expeditions on Upper and Middle Hudson River Gorges and Moose River memorable as they share the history of the river, its geography, stories and local lore; lunch on the river bank is provided.

Adirondack River Outfitters

Whitewater rafting trips on Upper Hudson River Gorge, 17-miles of rafting fun and adventure. Enjoy our famous chicken BBQ as you relax with your new friends and recount your trip. Many of our experienced guides are great storytellers and occasionally their stories reflect reality! We also offer rafting on the Moose River.

Beaver Brook Outfitters

Family adventure and fun will provide you with a lifetime of memories rafting the Hudson River Gorge, 17-miles of class III to IV whitewater with beautiful Adirondack scenery. Our experienced raft guides will give you a great ride. We also offer rafting on the Sacandaga River, 3.5-miles with class II to II whitewater. This is great family fun and minimum age is 5 years.

North Creek Rafting Company

Experience the Hudson River Gorge Wilderness! We offer daily rafting trips on the Hudson and Moose Rivers. Spend the day rafting the 17-miles of Class III and IV rapids thru Hudson River Gorge with licensed guides. We offer small personalized trips. Take a 1, 2, or 3-day overnight trip on the Hudson River. For some more fun and excitement inflatable kayak adventures are also available. Our boats are top-of-the line SOTAR and Maravia rafts; all gear is included.

SOC RAFT & TUBE / Sacandaga Outdoor Center

Whitewater rafting and tubing on the Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers. The perfect family adventure and our photographer will capture proof of your bravery! Skilled guides keep you moving and laughing along the Class II and III whitewater along this 4-mile stretch of the Sacandaga River. If you prefer to kayak, guides will give you the basics in downriver running and then accompany you down the Sacandaga.