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. Towering cliffs, waterfalls and over 22 Class III or higher rapids! Our licensed professional guides have the experience and knowledge to make your day of whitewater rafting on Upper and Middle Hudson River Gorges memorable. They will share the history of the river, its geography, stories and local lore. A hearty lunch on the river bank is provided by a local shop.

Adirondack River Outfitters

We offer whitewater rafting trips on Upper Hudson River Gorge, 17-miles of rafting fun, lots of adventure and spectacular Adirondack scenery. 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! Who knows, your trip may become part of a future tale.

North Creek Rafting Company

Experience the Hudson River Gorge Wilderness in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. In the spring the Hudson is a Big Water Adventure ~ the summer is ideal for families when the water is warm. Come in the autumn for the fall foliage and more beauty in the Adirondack Mountains. We offer daily rafting trips on the Hudson River ~ 17-miles of Class III and IV rapids thru Hudson River Gorge with our New York State licensed guides.

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.

Square Eddy Expeditions

We invite you to raft with us and enjoy a full day of "laugh out loud fun!" Your trip includes experienced New York State licensed guide, lunch, gear, and snacks. The Hudson River Gorge is 17-miles of Class II and III whitewater, Class IV rapids are Mother Nature dependent. Join us for a day and enjoy the wild, scenic Adirondacks. Spend the night under the stars and join our multi-day raft trips, or maybe a hike in - raft out expedition. In the winter season we have guided snowshoe hikes.

Whitewater Challengers

Rafting the Hudson River since 1984. Experience the Hudson River Gorge, 17-miles of crystal clear, thrilling whitewater through amazing Adirondack scenery. We are located alongside the Hudson River on New York State Route 28. Our trips, with New York State Licensed Guides, include top-of-the-line equipment, on-river snack and apres-rafting cookout; vegetarian options are also available. "The Most Fun You'll Have All Year!"

Wild Waters

Whitewater rafting on Hudson and Sacandaga rivers. The Hudson River Gorge is a day of exhilarating Class III to IV rapids, 17-miles of stunning Adirondack scenery. Our New York State licensed guides will entertain as well; trips are all-inclusive. The calmer water of the Sacandaga River is 3.5-miles Class II to III rapids and an excellent choice for families with children ages 5 and older. We offer overnight rafting trips for groups of six or more.