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Paddle Into a New Adventure Whitewater Rafting in the Lake George Region

Up for an exhilarating excursion next time you're in Lake George? Don't discount whitewater rafting! This may seem like an intimidating activity, but when you do your research, plan ahead, and team up with a reputable whitewater rafting outfitter or guide, you'll be equipped with everything you need to ride those rapids.

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Tips, Tricks & Quick Facts About Lake George Whitewater Rafting

  • Rapids are most intense during the spring from the snowmelt.
  • Summer and fall bring calmer waters.
  • The local whitewater rafting season is roughly April to mid-October.
  • Whitewater is classified from I (easy) to VI (impassable).
  • Hudson River Rapids have a Class IV and V rating.
  • Trips usually encompass both some rapids, and some calm stretches.
  • Be sure to dress warmly, especially in the spring.
  • Pricing for guided trips ranges from $60 to $100 per person.*
  • Wear sunscreen and closed-toes shoes.
  • Keep possessions out of the raft that you would be sad to lose in the river.

*This is a rough range; prices can vary. Most require a minimum number of guests to book, and you might be able to find a guide for less than $60 per person. Make sure to check the coupons page before you book!

Ready for the Rapids? Find Whitewater Rafting Businesses

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Lake George Kayak Company
Bolton Landing, NY
Located in Bolton Landing, NY, the Lake George Kayak Company is your one stop shop for a fun and easy paddling trip. They operate a boathouse and paddleshop where you can rent or purchase a canoe, kayak, or Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP).
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Beaver Brook Outfitters
North Creek, NY
Beaver Brook Outfitters specializes in a variety of Adirondack adventures including whitewater rafting and wall tent camping. All trips leave from their North Creek base, about 40 minutes from Lake George. Come have the time of your life!
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Kayak Lake George
Lake George, NY
Kayak Lake George is open 10-5 Daily. Come dressed and ready to go with the following: Bathing suit, Sunscreen & Watershoes. Located in Lake George Village at 22 Lake Avenue.
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Tubby Tubes Lazy River Tubing
Lake Luzerne, NY
Celebrating 20 years! Sit back and relax in the crisp, clean water and float through the picturesque Southern Adirondack mountains. Just 5 miles from Lake George. Family Fun for ages 2 and up. Reserve online 💦 I-87 - Exit 21
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Adirondack Adventures Whitewater Rafting
North River, NY
Adirondack Adventures is the choice for fun in the Adirondacks! Join us on an adventure down the Hudson River Gorge with the most experienced guides around. We also specialize in tubing and whitewater kayak instruction. 10% off in May!
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Adirondack Adventure Center - ADK Tubing & Rafting Adventures
Lake Luzerne, NY
Looking for a great way to beat the heat with your family and friends? Adirondack Adventure Center provides guided lazy river tubing and whitewater rafting trips for all ages near Lake George.
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Sacandaga Outdoor Center (SOC)
Hadley, NY
SOC has been providing Family Friendly Rafting Adventures for over 30 years and is consistently ranked the #1 Outdoor Activity in the area. Just minutes from Lake George and Saratoga. Experience the SOC DIFFERENCE and make some NEW MEMORIES!!!!!!!
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Ausable Chasm
Ausable Chasm, NY
Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks! Explore the depths of the chasm on up to five miles of scenic walking/hiking trails and a one-of-a-kind Riverwalk tour. FAMILY FRIENDLY!
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Bolton Boat Tours and Water Sports on Lake George
Diamond Point, NY
The best private boat tours on Lake George. With tubing, cliff jumping, nature/wildlife viewing, bass fishing, and more available on every boat trip. Father Captain Ted and son Captain Tim invite you for a relaxing and exciting Lake George boat tour!
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River Ridin' - Pontoon Boat Rentals, River Tubing, Jet Ski Tours & Rentals
Lake Luzerne, NY
Ready for a fun-filled adventure out on the water in the Lake George area? Take a trip to River Ridin' in nearby Lake Luzerne! The local watersports outfitter offers everything from kayak and jet ski rentals to paddling trips down the Hudson River.
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Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guide Service
Olmstedville, NY
Jamie Frasier of Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guide Service and his team have been guiding adventurous folk like you through the Adirondacks' mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams for over 25 years. Call ahead to book your tour!
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Adirondac Rafting Company
Indian Lake, NY
Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the picturesque Upper Hudson River Gorge! Adirondac Rafting Company's skilled River Guides ensure you have an ultra-fun yet safe day out on the river.
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Lake George Island Boat Tours
Queensbury, NY
Rated #1 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Lake George by TripAdvisor! Things to do on your private tour include swimming, cliff jumping, snorkeling, and the always exciting tubing! Great for kids, bachelor and bachelorette parties and family functions.
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ARO Adventures - Adirondack River Outfitters: Whitewater Rafting
North River, NY
NEW Private Raft Program. keeps your group responsibly distanced, while on an outdoor guided whitewater adventure. Visit ARO Adventures (Adirondack River Outfitters), New York State's leading whitewater rafting company.
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Wild Waters Outdoor Center - Whitewater Rafting
Warrensburg, NY
The only Whitewater Rafting Company that offers raft trips on The Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers. Our personal and professional guides will provide your family/group with a truly memorable experience. Just 10 minutes from Lake George NY. Call Today!
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Devocean Watersports
D.W.S has everything you need for your Personalized Adirondack adventure! They offer jet ski tours, paddleboarding, eco boat rides, tubing for kids, boat charters, and more.
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F.R. Smith & Sons Marina
Bolton Landing, NY
F.R. Smith & Sons Marina is one of the premier boat dealers in Lake George. Enjoy our selection of power boats, pontoon boats, kayaks and canoes available for you to rent, as well as water taxis to the islands.
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Lake George Island Adventures
Diamond Point, NY
Come enjoy a truly personalized adventure on the water. Tubing, cliff jumping, swimming, hiking or whatever you like. The choices are yours!
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Common Man Books - Hiking, Biking & Kayaking Guides
Explore the great outdoors! Use our easy to follow trail guides for hiking, biking and kayaking in the Lake George and Saratoga Regions. The series is known as the "Common Man" series because the average man or woman can actually do these trails.
North Creek Rafting Company
North Creek, NY
North Creek Rafting Company is a rafting company offering daytrips, overnight trips, and inflatable kayaks. They primarily operate on the Upper Hudson River.
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