The “Pennsylvania Grand Canyon” is an all-day adventure from our base in Ansonia to Blackwell (17 miles downstream).  The Pine Creek Gorge is part of the Pennsylvania Scenic Waters system, one of the highlights of the Pennsylvania Wilds, and is designated a National Natural Landmark. 

Our expert guides will help you safely navigate the Canyon’s class II/III whitewater rapids, point out bald eagle nests and other wildlife, tell you about our area’s history, and provide a safe and fun trip down the river.  We stop half way down and set up lunch for everyone.  Return transportation is also provided at the end. 

  Check-in at Pine Creek Outfitters between 8:00-8:30 AM.  After a short safety talk we hit the river.  Lunch is served at the half-way point.  Finish at the take out, Blackwell, around 3:00 PM.  You are back at your car in Ansonia by approx. 4:00 PM.  Minimum age is 7 for guided rafting trips.  Scout and Youth Group discounts also available.

Pine Creek is typically seasonal, and is NOT normally floatable in summer.  Plan your rafting trip for the spring.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PADDLE PINE CREEK?

A: Spring.  March, April, and May are usually the best months.

Q: ISN’T IT COLD IN MARCH AND APRIL?

A: You have to go when the river is high enough.  The river is always chilly, even in late-May.  Wearing a neoprene wetsuit and additional layers of (non-cotton) clothing, like fleece or wool, is almost always recommended.  “There’s no such thing as bad weather just the wrong outfit!”

Q: WHAT DO PEOPLE WEAR?

A: A WETSUIT (free rentals on guided trips) is the best thing you can possibly wear.  It should be worn close to your skin and will help eliminate the danger of hypothermia.  A bathing suit or long underwear can be worn underneath a wetsuit.  Over the wetsuit, you can wear additional layers of clothing (preferably non-cotton).  A rain jacket or a windbreaker + a hat is also recommended.  Winds can be strong in the canyon.  On your feet, you should wear wetsuit socks (just like regular socks) and some kind of shoes (NO open-toe sandals), an old pair of sneakers will work fine.

Q: DO YOU EVER RUN RAFTING TRIPS IN THE SUMMER?

A: On rare occasions, but it is usually too low to float.

Q: WHEN SHOULD I MAKE RESERVATIONS?

A: We recommend reserving guided tours at least two weeks in advance.

GUIDED RAFTING TOURS

GET OUR FREE 20-PAGE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GUIDE TO PENNSYLVANIA’S GRAND CANYON

BY E-MAILING (info@pinecrk.com) OR CALLING (570)-724-3003.

Our guides are both entertaining and experienced.  Ask any questions along the way, but be careful what you ask a river guide.  Guided Raft Trips include a free all-you-can-eat lunch that we pack and bring along for you.

2014 GUIDED RAFTING TRIP RATES

prices per person

Saturday

Friday & Sunday

Mon-Thurs & all trips before April 15

1 to 4 people

$65/person

$55/person

$48/person

5 to 9 people

$55/person

$50/person

$45/person

Scout / Youth Groups & groups of 10 or more

$50/person

$45/person

$42/person