Rated as one of the top ten whitewater rafting trips in the U.S., the Hudson River Gorge is the pinnacle of Eastern whitewater. 17 miles of whitewater combined with spectacular scenery will provide you with memories to last a lifetime. This is a full day trip that has it all–big rapids, swimming, splash fights, excellent food and reliable dam-released water. A light lunch and a hearty dinner at our base are always included with any Hudson River trip.
We can accommodate large groups and our discount structure reflects that. The more people you have the better the price will be. If you have a camp, youth group, scout troop, corporate retreat or ridiculously large family, give us a call. Group rates start at 8 people with reservations.
These prices include ALL your necessities. Zero hidden costs. See below for details.
We do not combine discounts but will always honor whichever discount saves you the most money.
Reservations are required.
ALL the gear you need and two meals to boot! Beaver Brook is committed to being transparent with our costs. We never hit you for hidden costs or added gear. What you see is what you get–no matter what time of year. We are the ONLY company on the Hudson that includes any needed gear, lunch & dinner every day all season long! Whether it’s springtime and wetsuits are mandatory or it’s a chilly summer day, we will never charge you extra to be warm and comfortable.
The dam on Lake Abanakee releases the water needed to run trips on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday.
Our 2018 season starts on April 7th and continues through Columbus Day! We also get a dam release on the following Mondays: Labor Day, and Columbus Day.
The whitewater on the Hudson River Gorge varies depending on time of year and water level, but generally works like this:
Snowmelt and Spring rains bring the Hudson to its highest levels in April. If it’s huge standing waves, monster holes, and nearly continuous Class IV-V whitewater you’re after, this is the time to go. A word of caution, with big water comes cold water and variable weather. This time of year isn’t for the faint of heart. But if you’re up for it, this is truly one of the best whitewater trips in the country. Call for age restrictions.
Late Spring (May)
If it’s exciting Class IV whitewater and warmer temperatures you want, May is your time to raft. May provides the best of both worlds. With snowmelt still flowing from the High Peaks and the pleasant days of late spring, there’s no going wrong. Minimum age 10-12. Call for questions on age.
Summer brings us consistent (thanks to the dam) Class III+ whitewater. We don’t think there’s many things better than great whitewater, swimming, rock jumping, and sunshine. Don’t forget the sunscreen! Minimum age 8.
Fall (September-early October)
Spectacular foliage combined with Class III-IV whitewater makes the fall a special time of year. The Adirondacks during Autumn are an incredible sight. Minimum age 8-12. Call for questions on age.
We are committed to making each trip the best experience we can for every person who rafts with us. We’re lucky to have an incredibly knowledgeable staff that takes their profession (and having fun) seriously. From the moment you park the car, to the time you leave stuffed and exhilarated at the end of the day, Beaver Brook makes an effort to create an enjoyable experience, start to finish. We love what we do and it shows. Learn More about Beaver Brook »
The Hudson River Gorge is accessed by the Indian River in Indian Lake, NY. We meet at our rafting base in North Creek, New York. We built a beautiful new base–if you haven’t rafted with us since 2015 this will be a different location than where you went before. We’re proud of our new base and we think you’ll love it. In fact, we are the ONLY outfitter that has ever built a brand new Hudson base!
Give us a call ahead of time for directions or consult our directions. Detailed directions are included with trip confirmations.
The Hudson is 30 minutes north of Lake George, 1.5 hours from Albany, and about 4 hours from NYC.
Looking for The Moose River? We run Class V trips on The Moose for a short season in April. Trips are very limited – call for details.
So much fun. We went with kids between the ages of 7-12. As usual, the guides make the trip. The guides with Beaver Brook were outstanding. Liam was the guide who took us down the river, and he was awesome– funny, knowledgeable, kid and adult friendly and seemed to really enjoy being out on the river with us. All of the guides in the other rafts seemed great as well. Would absolutely recommend and cannot wait to come back.
– Amy W, Trip Advisor