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Whitewater Rafting in New York

Adirondack Whitewater Rafting.Whitewater Rafting is an exciting way to access some of New York’s wildest areas. In the Adirondacks, scheduled dam releases from the Lake Abanakee Dam on the Indian River insure a six-month long rafting season that is unique in the northeast.

Whitewater rivers in the New York are technical. Lower water volumes force rafters to navigate narrow, boulder-strewn channels. This requires river-reading skills, paddling precision, and an understanding of hazards like strainers and undercut rocks. Our rafting directory is a good place to start when looking for experienced guides.


Adirondack Whitewater Rafting Directory

North Creek Rafting Company

North Creek Rafting Company
9 Ordway Lane, North Creek, NY 12853
Phone: (800) 989-RAFT
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.northcreekrafting.com

Adirondack Adventures

Adirondack Adventures
4659 State Route 28, North River, NY 12856
Phone: 1-877-963-RAFT
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.adkadventures.com

Adirondac Rafting Company

Adirondac Rafting Co.
100 W. Main St, Indian Lake, NY 12842
Phone: (800) 510-RAFT
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lakeplacidrafting.com

Beaver Brook Outfitters

Beaver Brook Outfitters
P.O. Box 96, Wevertown, NY 12886
Phone: 888-454-8433
Email: contact BBO
Website: www.beaverbrook.net

Square Eddy Expeditions

Square Eddy Expeditions
282 Main St, North Creek, NY 12853
Phone: 518-251-5200
Email: [email protected]
Website: squareeddy.com/

Adirondack River Outfitters

Adirondack River Outfitters (ARO)
4527 NY Route 28, North River, NY 12856
Phone: 800-525-RAFT
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.aroadventures.com


PBS: Rafting the Hudson

featuring Gary Staab of ARO