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Rafting in the Pine Creek Gorge

Explore the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, the Pine Creek Gorge, from the water on this guided rafting adventure.

Check in with Pine Creek Outfitters in Ansonia, PA, and raft your way down one of Pennsylvania’s most famous natural landmarks, spotting wildlife, such as Bald Eagles, deer, fox, and amazing unspoiled beauty along the way. The experienced guides will make sure you get the most out of your trip by helping you navigate the class II/III rapids and pointing out interesting features along the 17 miles of Pine Creek you’ll travel. Lunch is included at the halfway point, and Pine Creek Outfitters will shuttle you back to your car when you’re through.

We recommend this as a two night package — check in the night before your raft and enjoy a relaxing evening at the Penn Wells Hotel or Lodge. The next morning catch a quick breakfast at the Penn Wells (included in every stay) and then arrive at Pine Creek Outfitters (15 minute drive) by 8:30 a.m. When your excursion is over, warm up in the Lodge’s bubbly hot tub, have dinner by the fire in our Hotel’s full-service Lounge, and relax knowing a hot breakfast (complete with homemade muffins!) or our amazing Sunday Brunch will be waiting for you in the morning.

Call 570-724-2111 today to reserve your spot. A two night stay including lodging, breakfast and guided rafting starts at $176 per person. More information about this and other adventures is also on The Pine Creek Outfitters website.

The Pine Creek Gorge is a naturally-flowing waterway that changes with the season and the water level is not controlled by man-made infrastructure. Therefore, the creek is usually only floatable by raft in March through May. If you are looking during other times of the year, the Outfitters offers a variety of other water activities including kayaking and tubing. The Penn Wells also offers other great outdoor adventure packages with the Penn Wells such as rock climbing, trail and mountain biking.

Although a fun family activity, because of the length of the trip and brisk water temperatures, the Outfitters recommends rafting for children aged 10 and up. For families with younger children, please call the Penn Wells at 570-724-2111 and one of our front desk attendants would be happy to suggest other outdoor adventure package options suitable for younger children.

The article “Pine Creek Water Trail” published in PA Angler and Boater magazine contains more information on enjoying Pine Creek.

Raft full of people on a river