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Whitewater Rafting on The Hudson River Gorge

Rated as one of the top ten whitewater rafting trips in the U.S., the Hudson River Gorge is the pinnacle of New York whitewater rafting. 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.  This is an action-packed whitewater rafting trip that’s a day trip from NYC.

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How much is a Hudson River Rafting Trip?

Our current pricing includes a few different options. Groups of 4 or more are automatically private boats that will just be your group and a licensed guide. Groups of 2-3 can choose to mix with other groups or upgrade to a private boat. Each boat fits up to 8 people. Groups larger than 8 will be split between multiple boats. Groups of 2-3 please call us directly to book your trip. 

Private Boats:

  • Groups of 2-4- $450
  • Groups larger than 4- $450 base rate plus $79 per additional person

Example: A group of 6 will pay $450+ 79 + 79 for a total of $608

Mixed Groups:

  • $120 per person

Example: A group of two will pay $120 + 120 for a total of $240. They will be in a boat with another group of 2 or 3 and a guide. Please call us directly to book this rate. 

There will be a 6% booking fee if you book online, but there aren’t any fees if you do it the old-fashioned way and give us a call to book.

These prices include ALL your necessities. See below for details.

Reservations are required.

What is included in my whitewater rafting trip?

ALL the gear you need and lunch to boot! Beaver Brook is committed to being transparent with our costs. We will never charge you extra for meals or gear. What you see is what you get–no matter what time of year. 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. 

  • New York State licensed guide
  • Self-bailing raft
  • ALL gear (pfd, helmet, booties, wetsuit, splash top, paddles)
  • Trip to & from the river
  • Packed lunch on the river

When can I go whitewater rafting in the Adirondacks?

The dam on Lake Abanakee releases the water needed to run trips on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. Our season begins the first weekend in April and runs through Columbus Day. 

What’s kind of whitewater rafting does the Hudson River have?

The whitewater rafting on the Hudson River varies depending on the time of year and water level, but generally works like this:

Spring (April)

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 rafting in NY 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 rafting 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 (June-August)

Summer brings us consistent (thanks to the dam) Class III+ whitewater. We don’t think there are many things better than great whitewater rafting, 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 rafting makes the fall a special time of year. The Adirondacks in the fall are an incredible sight. Minimum age 8-12. Call for questions on age.

Why Beaver Brook for my NY Whitewater Rafting Trip?

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 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 »

Where in NY is Hudson River Rafting?

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. Give us a call ahead of time for directions or consult our directions. Detailed directions are included with trip confirmations.

Hudson River rafting is 30 minutes north of Lake George, 1.5 hours from Albany, and about 4 hours from NYC.

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

We require a credit card number to hold each reservation and we charge it in full one week prior to your trip date (two weeks for overnight trips). You can cancel your trip up to one week before the trip date with no penalties. Trips cancelled within one week will not be refunded. We also do not refund trips for no-shows or weather-based cancellations. We go rain or shine and make sure everyone is dressed well before we head out! If WE cancel a trip for any reason a full refund or credit will be given (your choice which).

We keep a non-refundable window because our guides are awesome and we need to be considerate of their time. That means not calling them off, changing their schedules on short notice and paying them even if they come to work and their crew is a no-show. 

Our online reservation system requires at least a $1 transaction to reserve and will charge a 6% fee on the total cost of the trip. That 6% can be refunded if canceled more than one week out. We can also work around the online reservation system and book trips directly over the phone and avoid the fees.

COVID-19 Protocols

Lunches are made following CDC guidelines and packed individually for each boat. All gear worn by customers is cleaned for each use. Masks are required on our bus for all guests regardless of vaccination. We’re happy to supply you with a mask if you don’t have one. You don’t need to wear your mask on the river, we’ll give you a spot to store it while you’re rafting.

From a Satisfied Adventurer

My family had a great time on the Sacandaga raft trip. The folks at Beaver Brook Outfitters are great. It’s nice to see friendly people who like their jobs and clearly are good at them.

– Charles N, Facebook

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