Whitewater rafting is the most intense adventure in the Adirondacks. Thousands of people flock to the water annually between spring and fall to raft the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers. These unique rivers provide conditions ranging from easy and relaxing to difficult and raging.

If you want to add some crazy Adirondack adventure to your vacation, give whitewater rafting a try. The Lake George Area is the hub for whitewater rafting in the Adirondacks. From calm class I-II rapids on the Sacandaga River to wild class III-V action on the Hudson River, a paddle on these waters is one of the region’s top attractions. For more wicked whitewater fun, check out the Hudson River Whitewater Derby!

Hudson River:

The Hudson River offers some of the most exhilarating rafting in the country. Conquering the mighty Hudson requires rafters to traverse class III-V rapids. Snowmelt in the spring creates big water, building giant rapids and deep pools that daring rafters love. The summer heat lowers water levels, making the Hudson one of the best water attractions in Lake George.

Sacandaga River:

The Sacandaga River provides excellent whitewater rafting for beginners. Three rafting companies guide rafters on a four-mile ride down the river. Slow-flowing class I-II rapids ensure safe family fun. Dam releases keep the water high all summer long. The Sacandaga is only ten short minutes from Lake George.

 

Looking for more exhilarating water adventures in the Lake George Area?

Adirondack Adventures

Adirondack Adventures

Discover the majestic Hudson River Gorge with Adirondack Adventures! Enjoy a day of fun and adventure as you travel the Adirondack wilderness. You'll discover towering cliffs, amazing waterfalls, and over 22 Class III or higher rapids!

Adirondack River Outfitters

Adirondack River Outfitters

Rafting the Hudson with Adirondack River Outfitters is not soon forgotten! Whitewater rafting with Adirondack River Outfitters is the ideal water adventure for friends and the entire family! We offer rafting trips on Upper Hudson River Gorge, a 17-mile run of rafting fun, adventure, and spectacular Adirondack scenery.

Wild Waters Outdoor Center

Wild Waters Outdoor Center

Discover the world of whitewater rafting with Wild Waters Outdoor Center! Wild Waters Outdoor Center has specialized in whitewater rafting trips on the Hudson and Sacandaga rivers for 33 years. The Hudson River Gorge offers a day of exhilarating Class III to IV rapids and 17 miles of stunning Adirondack scenery. Our experienced and entertaining guides will be happy to share the history and lore of the mighty Hudson River.

Square Eddy Expeditions

Square Eddy Expeditions

Experience Adirondack rafting with Square Eddy Expeditions! We at Square Eddy Expeditions invite you to raft the Hudson with us and enjoy a full day of "laugh out loud fun" in the wild and scenic Adirondacks. The Hudson River Gorge is 17-miles of Class II-IV whitewater depending on what Mother Nature has to offer!

Whitewater Challengers

Whitewater Challengers

Rafting with Whitewater Challengers is the most fun you'll have all year! Whitewater Challengers has been rafting on the Hudson River since 1984. They specialize in rafting 17-miles of crystal clear, thrilling whitewater through amazing Adirondack scenery. Our trips, with New York State Licensed Guides, include top-of-the-line equipment, on-river snack, and an after-rafting cookout.

Beaver Brook Outfitters

Beaver Brook Outfitters

Ride the Hudson or Sacandaga with Beaver Brook Outfitters! Beaver Brook Outfitters will provide you with family adventure, fun, and a lifetime of memories. Join us and raft the Hudson River Gorge, 17-miles of class III to IV whitewater with beautiful Adirondack scenery. Our experienced rafting guides will help you enjoy your best rafting experience yet! We also offer rafting on the Sacandaga River, 3.5-miles of class II to II whitewater.

Adirondack Adventure Center

Adirondack Adventure Center

Get lazy in the river or swing through the trees with Adirondack Adventure Center! Beat the heat - Chill out - ride our Lazy Lynx Float and enjoy a guided lazy river tubing adventure. Our trips on calm water are great outdoor summer fun for all ages. The guided tube trips are approximately 2.5 to 3-hours, depending on river conditions. Our season is early May through early September.

Tubby Tubes Tubing Company

Tubby Tubes Tubing Company

Fun all year long! Summer and winter tubing, zip line and challenge course, Zorbing, and more. Great for kids and groups of all ages.

North Creek Rafting Company

North Creek Rafting Company

Raft the Upper Hudson River Gorge with the North Creek Rafting Company! North Creek Rafting Company offers daily, 17-mile rafting trips down the Hudson River through Class III and IV rapids. The 650-foot plunge through the Gorge will take your breath away! In the spring the Hudson is a big water adventure. The summer brings warm water and easier rapids. Come in the autumn for Adirondack fall foliage.

Sacandaga Outdoor Center

Sacandaga Outdoor Center

Join the Sacandaga Outdoor Center for a day of fun where a sense of adventure is mandatory! Sacandaga Outdoor Center offers whitewater rafting and tubing on the Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers. This is the perfect family adventure! Skilled guides keep you moving and laughing along the Class II and III whitewater along this 4-mile stretch of the Sacandaga River. Our photographer will make sure to capture proof of your bravery!