Ohiopyle State Park encompasses about 20,499 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Mountains. The focal point of the area is the more than 14 miles of the Youghiogheny River Gorge that passes through the heart of the park. The “Yough” provides some of the best whitewater boating in the Eastern U. S. as well as spectacular scenery. Surrounding Ohiopyle Falls is the Falls Day Use Area, the central point for the casual visitor.
Ohiopyle Trading Post will structure a whitewater rafting trip on the Youghiogheny River that suits you and your family’s tastes. Beginner Ohiopyle rafting trips and family floats are on the Middle Yough, and can be guide-escorted or self-guided. Intermediate rafting trips are on the Lower Yough, and can be fully-guided, guide-assisted or self-guided. Advanced trips on Class V Rapids are on the Upper Yough and must be fully-guided.
Fodor's Travel has ranked the Youghiogheny River one of the Best Whitewater Rafting Adventures in the U.S.